Sturgeon refuses to exclude Scotland from screening English visitors | News from the world


Nicola Sturgeon said she could not rule out quarantine or screening travelers from England if infection rates increased south of the border.Prime Minister has declared that his government intends to eliminate the coronavirus from Scotland after revealing that there have been no confirmed deaths in Scottish hospitals of Covid-19 for four days, with only 10 people currently in intensive care.

Sturgeon said securing its elimination requires “rigid” public health policies, repeatedly suggesting in its daily briefing Monday that it believed Scotland’s strategies were more effective than in other parts of the Kingdom -United.

She said she currently does not plan any special measures for people from England, but highlighted decisions by US states such as New York and New Jersey to quarantine travelers from American hotspots, and measures located in Germany.

Professor Devi Sridhar, a public health specialist who advises the Sturgeon government on its coronary heart strategies, suggested on Sunday that travelers arriving from England may need to be screened, tested or invited to self-isolate if infection rates increase.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here