Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus update LIVE as First Minister may close pubs and warning schools could spark spike in cases

Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus update LIVE as First Minister may close pubs and warning schools could spark spike in cases

The First Minister has continued to echo warnings that pubs could be shut down if people refuse to follow social distancing rules.

Nicola Sturgeon said she was on the brink of tears after photographs emerged of scores of punters queueing to get inside an Aberdeen bar on Saturday night.

The image came after a cluster of coronavirus cases linked to another pub in Aberdeen has more than doubled.

NHS Grampian said the number of positive tests arising from an outbreak at The Hawthorn Bar in Holburn Street now stands at 27, having been 13 on Sunday.

Public health officials are investigating the new cases, which are associated with The Hawthorn Bar in the city centre.        

Around half of the latest positive cases of Covid-19 were among people in their 20s and 30s.      

Multiple outbreaks have sparked a teaching union to write to Education Secretary John Swinney expressing “significant concerns” about the proposals to reopen schools.

The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) said reopening Scotland’s schools could be “a catalyst to a resurgence” of coronavirus if the Scottish Government’s guidance is not strengthened.

Today Scottish children will receive their results today after an exam-free school year.

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