Scotland is getting closer and closer to the elimination of coronavirus, according to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Speaking during the briefing last Friday, Sturgeon said that Scotland is”not far”from eradicating the new coronavirus, the BBC reports.
“Today, the first time since November 20-the first lock-we have already reported on one business day(yesterday)no registration of deaths in Scotland from COVID(number of deaths registered over the weekend can be artificially low), A”Sturgeon tweeted Friday. “This is a sacrifice everyone has made. Thank you.”
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In Friday’s briefing, the Sturgeon, the total number of deaths confirmed COVID-19 the situation in Scotland is still in the 2,482.
Despite Scotland’s advances, Sturgeon urged people to continue to take precautions. “Inhibition of virus, the drive it do whatever we can towards the total elimination has become our overriding priority,”she said during the briefing. “We have made excellent progress in the past three months, today’s highlights. But it is only possible because the vast majority of us have been stuck the rules.”
While Scotland has eased some restrictions, Sturgeon warned not to be complacent.
“You’ll continue to hear me say this time and time again, because it’s really important that we never forget,”she said in a statement. “The virus did not disappear, and it will not go away of its own accord. There are many parts of the world, and now it is still on the rise, and there are some parts of the world, unfortunately, it is now rising again, because the social and economic openness. The warning signs are all around us, we must not neglect them.”
At least 309,456 diagnosis of the case, at least 43,314 people died, the UK has been the most severely affected countries-Cov epidemic, according to Johns Hopkins University in.
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As of Friday morning, more than 9. 6 million-Cov cases have been diagnosed worldwide with over 2. 4 million in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins. This disease has accounted for at least 489,990 deaths in the world, including at least 124,415 in the United States
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