Sturgeon: Covid situation in Scotland 'very fragile'

Sturgeon: Covid situation in Scotland
# 04 November 2020 18:58 (UTC +04:00)

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said there are "some grounds for cautious optimism" and the steps that have been taken in recent weeks have had a positive impact, APA reports citing BBC.

But giving evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Covid committee she warned the situation was "very fragile".

"If we go into winter with a high base line of infections, any, even quite marginal, increase in the R number would risk the virus overwhelming us and that would have significant implications for the the national health service and of course for health and life," she said.

She added she had not yet received clarity on the availability of the furlough scheme to Scotland from the UK government.