Three more people have died in Scotland from coronavirus.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced 10 people have now died and positive cases have risen to 416 at a news briefing in Edinburgh this afternoon.
She added that this figure is a ‘significant underestimate’ of the actual number of positive cases.
"Life shouldn't feel normal right now, so if your life still feels entirely normal, ask yourself if you are doing the right things"
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reveals three more people in the country have died
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) March 22, 2020
The UK Government announced on Friday that pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants should close to help prevent the spread of the virus.
However, the First Minister said some pubs and bars in Scotland stayed open on Saturday night, telling those establishments they need to ‘close now’.
Emergency powers will be activated in the coming days to force closure of licenced premises.
She added that hotels and B&Bs “should not be accepting visitors” and warned against tourists travelling to the Highlands for exercise.
The First Minister said: “If we all do the right things now, we will reduce that impact and save lives.
“If the shop is crowded my advice would be not to go in it. I appeal to the public to follow the advice that is being given.”
She also reiterated advice for people to keep a safe distance between each other of two metres (6ft).
Chief medical officer Dr Catherine Calderwood, who also spoke at the conference, said these measures “all have a scientific basis to them” and are “vital” to avoid coronavirus deaths.
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