First Minister of Scotland Angela Sturgeon informed the public that the military has been called to help assist the government in transporting a COVID-19 patient from one of Scotland’s island to the mainland, in order for the patient to get treatment.
She also added that people shouldn’t flee to remote areas to try and get away from the virus. The military was only brought in to assist with the transportation of the patient and to ensure the no further people were infected during the process.
The First Minister said that if life feels normal, you are doing something wrong, as “life should not feel normal right now”. The number of affected patients has increased with 43 people leaving 416 people affected.
The death toll in Scotland have now risen to 10. Doctor Catherine Calderwood the Chief Medical Officer, believes that around 54,000 people will pass away from the virus in Scotland alone.
Angela Sturgeon thanked the majority of bars, coffee shops and restaurants for following the government’s rules and closing their doors, however, there are still a few that are not following protocol.
She told the public in Scotland that the minority not closing their doors should do the right thing as they are putting lives at risk by not protecting the people of Scotland. She also informed the public that the police are now allowed to close down pubs who do not follow the government’s rules.
She also told the people of Scotland on twitter that the best Mother’s Day present is to call and not visit, in order to keep the highly at risked people safe.