‘Virus IS out of control’ Nicola Sturgeon shamed as Scotland Covid cases continue to rise

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Nicola Sturgeon was forced to defend her approach to the coronavirus pandemic as she was challenged on the rising number of new infections across Scotland. STV reporter Gordong Chree put the SNP First Minister on the spot as he pointed out Scotland had long surpassed the 5 percent rate of newly infected individuals. As Mr Chree inisted that “the virus is out of control now”, Ms Sturgeon was left to defend her position.

Scotland recorded an additional seven deaths in the past 24 hours and an additional 1,297 have tested positive to COVID-19 in the last day.

The new data showed 17.2% of newly-tested individuals are positive to the coronavirus, up from 17.1% the previous day.

Last week Ms Sturgeon announced a controversial measure unleashing strict measures on pubs and restaurants across the central belt of Scotland.

Other hospitality venues saw the introduction of curfews in a move the Scottish Government insists will help contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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