Life in Lockdown: the view from Scotland

In our series of special reports on how people across the country are facing life under lockdown, Sky’s James Matthews speaks to people in Edinburgh and Fife to see how the coronavirus lockdown is affecting everything from football and comedy to hospitals and fundraising.

The cancellation of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival will cost the city £350million and away from the capital, football fans of smaller clubs fear they’ll go under because of the loss of ticket revenue.

And at a Marie Curie hospice, terminally ill patients are allowed one final family visit to try and find some closure.

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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.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • IN FULL: ACT records seven new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 | ABC News
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  • NSW records a dip in COVID cases, but 4 new deaths | 7NEWS
  • NSW records 935 new cases, Modelling predicts Victoria’s cases could soar | 9 News Australia
  • IN FULL: NSW records 935 COVID-19 cases, four deaths | ABC News
  • In This Story: Scotland

    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.

    3 Recent Items: Scotland

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