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Scotland’s chief medical officer seen flouting lockdown advice | UK news

Scotland’s chief medical officer (CMO) has been photographed visiting her family’s second home in Fife during the coronavirus pandemic, despite herself issuing advice to stay at home. Photos of Dr Catherine Calderwood and her family near a coastal retreat in Earlsferry were published in the Scottish Sun late on Saturday. Just days earlier, the 51-year-old […]

Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE as 14 people die and 499 confirmed cases
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Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE as 14 people die and 499 confirmed cases

‘Life shouldn’t feel normal’ Nicola Sturgeon has told Scots that “life shouldn’t feel normal”. The First Minister’s comments came at a coronavirus briefing in Edinburgh alongside Scotland’s chief medical officer Dr Catherine Calderwood and health secretary Jeanne Freeman. Addressing the nation, she warned the virus “cannot be outrun” while taking aim at those heading to […]

Coronavirus: 'Up to 30%' of health workers in Scotland could be off sick
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Coronavirus: ‘Up to 30%’ of health workers in Scotland could be off sick

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFreeman: Final year medical students could help staff NHS NHS Scotland could be forced to operate with up to 30% of its staff off sick throughout the coronavirus outbreak, Scotland’s health secretary has warned. Jeane Freeman said that even with protective equipment, frontline medical staff were putting […]