How has Scotland handled the coronavirus crisis? | ITV News

As Nicola Sturgeon confirms that Scotland will move to phase three of the easing of coronavirus lockdown.

ITV News Health Editor Emily Morgan looks at how the country has handled the Covid-19 pandemic.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

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    ITV (LSE: ITV) is a broadcasting company which was formed from a merger of Granada plc and Carlton Communications in 2004. It holds Channel 3 broadcasting licences in England, Wales, Southern Scotland and the Isle of Man.

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  • In This Story: Lockdown

    During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

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    Scotland is a country in Western Europe which forms part of the United Kingdom. Its government was joined with that of England’s through the 1707 Acts of Union. A devolved government now administers many of the affairs of the country, though ultimate authority still resides with Westminster. Scotland has a distinct legal system and national sporting associations. 5.2 million people live in Scotland and the largest city in the country is Glasgow, though the capital is Edinburgh where the government sits at the Scottish Parliament opposite Holyrood Palace.

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  • 1 thought on “How has Scotland handled the coronavirus crisis? | ITV News”

    1. Hi I write this comment for my concern of the rise in the focus virus, I listen and read any the isolation etc, but I have a theory of when the isolation should happen. What I mean is if someone has been in contact with someone outwith there bubble with covid should whole family not isolate, I am looking at bigger picture, if the first 3/4 days is the so called breeding time why should families still be able to work , I feel that as soon as a member of the family has been in contact with someone infected the whole family should isolate, not segregate one to stay at home and isolate and others go to work, school, nursery etc, this in my mind is why the virus has esculated to high volumes, looking outside the box again I think it’s all wrong in how the isolation is put into action…


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