Nicola Sturgeon has held what she described as “constructive” talks with UKHealth Secretary Matt Hancock about how to resolve a delay in coronavirustesting results. Problems are centred on the UK Government’s Lighthouse Labnetwork – which includes a facility in Glasgow – and the First Minister said“too many” tests for the virus are not being processed quickly enough. Withtesting of care home staff going through these labs – and amid suggestionssome workers are waiting between five and seven days for results – Ms Sturgeonrevealed consideration is being given to the NHS handling of these.
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced the Glasgow area lockdown has been extended to include East Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire. Indoor visits will no longer be permitted in those two council areas from midnight on Monday night. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced restrictions on visiting households in Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire following an increase in coronavirus cases in the west of Scotland. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Nicola Sturgeon said she is “consumed with sadness” and anger at the death ofMercy Baguma, who was found dead next to her starving baby in a Glasgow flat,as a UK Government minister refused to answer questions on the matter. TheUgandan woman’s body was discovered by police in Govan on Saturday and theScottish First Minister has now called for a complete reform of the UK’s“deeply inhumane” asylum system. The Positive Action in Housing (PAIH) charitysaid Ms Baguma’s one-year-old son was “found crying beside his mother’s body,weakened from several days of starvation”.
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The Prince of Wales thanked emergency responders for their bravery as hevisited the site of the fatal Aberdeenshire train crash. Three people died onWednesday when carriages of the 6.38am Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail service derailed near Stonehaven amid heavy rain and landslips.Charles, known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, visited the site onFriday and surveyed the wreckage from a hillside above.
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