Coronavirus UK Update: Scotland’s death toll rises to 22 after six more people die

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Coronavirus UK Update: Scotland's death toll rises to 22 after six more people die
Coronavirus UK Update: Scotland's death toll rises to 22 after six more people die

The number of people who have died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus is now 22, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.

The total death toll in the country yesterday was 16.

Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland will now set up its own expert advisory group to help the Covid-19 battle.

One of the UK’s top doctors has insisted there is enough personal protective equipment available for medics.

The Government’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Jenny Harries said: “There is kit available to go around the country currently.

“I do know there were a few distribution problems at the start because we have never had to deal with this sort of demand in our health service before, but we have drafted in the Army to help distribute and I know that all hospitals have had new stocks going into them this week, including through the night to make sure they reach the front line.”

London City Airport has suspended all commercial and private flights as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

The suspension is expected to last until the end of April.

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