Nicola Sturgeon’s coronavirus takes stock live as education secretary to make statement on reopening schools

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Deputy Prime Minister and Education Secretary John Swinney is expected to provide an update today on the reopening of schools in Scotland.Nicola Sturgeon will also make a statement for the approximately 180,000 Scots who have been forced to protect themselves due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Schools across the country are due to reopen on August 11 without social distancing for students.

The education secretary, who is expected to speak to Holyrood around 2 p.m., said a final decision on returning children to part-time “blended learning” or full-time education may not be made. taken before July 30.

It comes as National Records for Scotland announced that six people died last week when Covid-19 appeared on their death certificate.

A total of 4,193 people have died in Scotland linked to the coronavirus.

Beauty salons and tattoo parlors reopened yesterday as the country increasingly emerged from lockdown.

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