The first minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon called for Scotland to stand together to help fight the COVID-19 virus. She said: “I will do my utmost to lead us safely through – but I need your help”. She urged people to follow the government’s advice and to stay at home and self-isolate.
She addressed the older people directly by advising them to stay away from the people they love since older people are more prone to get seriously sick with the COVID-19 virus.
She added that she knows that it is very difficult but it is in their best interest to protect themselves. She offered a suggestion to the public to use phones or skype to communicate with loved ones rather than meeting up.
The first minister then addressed the children, saying: “I know this is a strange time. You are away from school and won’t be able to spend as much time with friends”.
Nicola Sturgeon also acknowledged that adults might be feeling worried, but encouraged them to help their children with their studies and homework.
She also advised everyone to wash their hands, still try to have fun and to also look out for one another in this hectic time.
Regarding the issue of panic buying by the public, the first minister assured Scotland that, “There is plenty to go around if we all act responsibly.”
Finally, Sturgeon ended her speech by saying that even though Scotland might be going through “stormy waters, with compassion and kindness and dedication and expertise of our NHS e an and will get through this”.
The confirmed COVID-19 patients in Scotland has increased to 322 while the death toll is as a result of the virus is pegged at 6
This writer believes that the world needs to show kindness to one another more than ever in this hectic time, we are all in this together.
Article was written by: Chanté Lourens