Direct updates on original stories about coronaviruses in Scotland
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Latest version: Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 14:12
- MSPs request for testing of Scots upon entry into the country
- The first minister will address parliament today and review Scotland-level sanctions.
- Preliminary tests of the world’s first effective coronavirus vaccine showed positive results
Nicola Sturgeon to address MSP soon
The first minister is expected to give a brief update on Scotland’s latest coronavirus statistics before releasing the results of a review of Scotland’s lockdown level system.
There is no briefing for the first minister’s lunch today, instead an announcement will be made in Parliament after 2 p.m.
If you join us today in anticipation of our general update from the 12.15 minute briefing of First Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon, you will notice that none.
The daily briefing has been canceled today and will be replaced by an announcement in Parliament after 2 p.m.
The announcement is set as a review of the current lockdown restrictions but the exact timing has not yet been confirmed.
A proper review of the rules is expected to take effect on a weekly basis after it takes effect every Friday.
GCSE and A-level exams in Wales to be canceled next summer with grades instead of classroom assessments
The last year of the Welsh academic year will be canceled in 2021, Welsh Education Minister Kesti Williams has announced.
GCSE, AS-level and A-level examinations will be replaced by course work and evaluation in the ongoing disruption in coronavirus schools.
Ms Williams said the ongoing epidemic was “impossible to guarantee a playground at one stage for the test event” and the decision “removed the pressure from the apprentices”.
He said: “Our decision-making process is central to ensuring the well-being of educators and fairness throughout the system.
“In line with the recommendations of both Eligibility Wells and Individual Review, there will be no exams for GCSE or AS level students next year. A-level students will also not have to sit for the exams.
“We are hopeful that the public health situation will improve, but the primary reason for my decision is going towards fairness; the time they will spend in school-colleges will be spent and in this situation it is impossible to guarantee level play. Fields to test.”
Organizers hit after Edinburgh Airport drive-in events were brought under ‘Level 3’ restrictions
Screening of multiple drive-in films at Edinburgh Airport has been canceled due to the ongoing Level 3 level ban in the city.
Organizers have been forced to pull the plug on screenings of classic films such as Back to the Future, Ferris Bellers Day Off, Mama Mia and Rocketman.
They acknowledged that the uncertainty over the four days of the planned screening, with at least 50 employees working on it, led to the decision.
A statement from the unique event said: “Due to the current Covid security level in the Edinburgh area, we are not allowed to have drive-in movies at Edinburgh Airport and have made a tough decision to cancel the November event.
BREAKING: We can reveal that there will be almost no change in the coronavirus level in Edinburgh today.
The Scottish Government has expressed hope that the heads of the Edinburgh Council will have three levels of coronavirus restrictions and is considering finalizing parts of western Scotland.
Edinburgh City Council chief executive Andrew Kerr gave an update to councilors today that outlined the outcome of a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister John Sweeney and council leaders last night.
Speaking at a meeting of the Council’s Policy and Stability Committee, Mr Kerr said: “It will be a very up-to-date update as I spoke to the Deputy Prime Minister last night.
“So, it is very likely, despite confirmation, that the Scottish Government and the Cabinet will recommend that we stay at level three for another week.”
After being asked why Health Secretary Matt Hancock had boycotted the event for 19 days, a Good Morning Britain reporter quickly picked up the flight in his support footage.
Our Westminster correspondent Alexander Brown retweeted footage of the Health Secretary as he fled after Good Morning Britain’s Nick Dixon refused to attend the program.
Collins Dictionary has named the year ‘Lockdown’
The term is added to the dictionary because it ‘connects the shared experience of billions of people who had to limit their daily lives in order to infect the virus’.
Collins’ decoriographers registered more than a quarter of the one million users of the word ‘lockdown’ by 2020, compared to just 4,000 the previous year.
According to the dictionary, lockdown is defined as ‘imposing strict restrictions on travel, social interaction and access to public spaces’.
Helen Newsstead, Collins’ language consultant, said: “With so many countries entering the lockdown for the second time, it’s not a celebration of the year, but it’s probably the equivalent of a year in most parts of the world.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says NHS is ready to start delivering new coronavirus vaccine ‘as soon as possible safely’
The BBC reported that when asked if the vaccine would be available by Christmas, Mr Hancock said it was “absolutely possible” although he hoped the mass mobilization would take place in early 2021.
Preliminary results show that the new vaccine can prevent more than 90% of people from getting the coronavirus. The vaccine is currently one of 11 in the final stages of testing.
Pharmaceutical companies that have developed the vaccine, Pfizer and Bioentech, have expressed a desire to apply for emergency approval for use of the vaccine later this month, meaning some people may receive the vaccine this year.
People need two doses of the vaccine to work effectively and 40 million doses have been ordered in the UK.
Boris Johnson has warned the public not to ‘rely’ on this news as a solution as it is still ‘very, very first day’.
Mr Hancock told the BBC this morning that he “did not know” how many people would need to be vaccinated before they could return to normalcy.
He said: “So tests can tell you if a vaccine is medically safe and if it is effective in protecting a person from disease. How we don’t know, until we vaccinate a significant proportion of the population, is how much it stops the spread of the disease. “
The BBC may reveal that classrooms across Scotland are increasingly facing cowardice due to absentee staff and students.
Statistics show that 24,412 students and 2,200 school staff were isolated either because of a positive test or because they were identified through a contact search.
One teacher, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told BBC Scotland that it was “difficult” to protect the general text by keeping so many students off.
“After this term came into effect, especially since the October holidays, we have been looking at increasing stress and anxiety,” he said. “There’s a feeling among teachers that what we’re doing right now isn’t actually what we signed up to do.
“We are being called frontline workers but none of the other front workers are being protected.”
Good morning, today we will cover the first ministerial review of the lockdown restrictions across the country.
When is the lockdown review?
The first review of the restrictions began shortly after 2pm today (Tuesday), but the timing has not yet been confirmed.
A review of the rules will then be revised on a weekly basis with the results of any changes that take effect every Friday.
How easy is it to make the Covid-19 restrictions comfortable or strict?
In his announcement to the nation on Monday, the prime minister said he did not expect four nationwide lockdowns, but said it was “impossible” to ease the current restrictions.
Where can I see the first Minister’s lockdown review?
You can watch MS Sturgeon’s coronavirus press briefing on Scottish Parliament TV here.
How many restrictions does my region have?
No region is subject to minimum or maximum level 0 and level 4 restrictions.
Level 1: Highland, Morey, Western Islands, Orkney and Shitland
Level 2: Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen, Fif, Border, Dumfries and Galloway, Argyle and Boot and Perth and Kinres and Angus
Level 3: Inverclyde, East and West Dunbertonshire, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire and Glasgow City; Southern Ayrshire, East Ishire and Northern Ayrshire; Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmanshire; Edinburgh, Midlothian, West Lothian and East Lothian cities
By checking the official postcode checker you can find out what restrictions your region is subject to.
During his daily briefing yesterday, Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said a significant relaxation of the rules would be “extremely promising” from today, but he did not “expect” a full four-level lockdown for the entire country.
Deputy Edinburgh City Council leader Camille Day is urging the Scottish government to relax rules in the country’s capital to allow its economy to get back on track.
He told The Herald that the government “needs to keep a close eye on Edinburgh”.
“Any tourism revival for Scotland will basically be in Edinburgh and it is not putting us in a great position.
“The remaining three levels are questionable. If the figures were not increased, we should probably have taken the opportunity to take the place without going to the two higher levels. Than. “
The health committee’s pre-budget report called for an urgent assessment of the impact of the canceled hospital activities.
Statistics show that from March to August this year, there were more than 600,000 planned operations at Scottish hospitals, compared to 186,000 in 2012.
The committee also said it needed to provide details on when the backlog of NHS work caused by the epidemic would be addressed to clarify future funding.
Lewis MacDonald, convener of the committee, said: “Covid-19 has caused a huge disruption to many NHS patients and treatments, including data on hospital admissions, attendance at the A&E department in Public Health Scotland and the presence of people in hourly services, which dropped by almost half in 2018-19. Layers.
“As the epidemic continues to affect every aspect of our healthcare, the consequences of canceling all significant care must be measured and the backlog of treatments and waiting lists must be secured and resolved as soon as possible.
“The epidemic has created a huge amount of uncertainty over current and future health and social care budgets, and we look forward to more details on the long-term effects of this uncertainty.”
MSPs say passengers should be checked in when arriving in Scotland
A committee of MSPs said all passengers arriving in Scotland should be tested when the carnivirus arrives.
The Hollywood Health Committee said the move would protect public health and reduce the time for possible segregation.
Arrivals from around the world currently have to be self-isolated for 14 days
The report says it is “important” that Scotland make every effort to stop the import of the virus.
It further added: “We further consider that both the health care system and the means of shortening the required duration of isolation have the advantage of testing incoming passengers.
“We have asked the Scottish Government for their views on this approach.”
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