Nicola Sturgeon to make major lockdown easing announcement on Tuesday

Nicola Sturgeon said she would review the Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland on Tuesday, as the latest figures show no deaths from the virus and 200 new cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours.

The Prime Minister resumed work at Bute House in Edinburgh on Sunday after her election victory.

She told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that she would meet with clinical counselors the next day.

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She added: “We have a Covid review on Tuesday where we will set final decisions for the next easing of restrictions slated for May 17.”

The country is expected to move from level 3 to level 2 restrictions by this date.

Up to four people from two households can socialize indoors in a private house on level 2.

Pubs can sell alcohol indoors, and cinemas, theaters, comedy clubs, game rooms, and bingo halls can open.



Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon returns to Bute House after the SNP won a historic fourth term in government. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images.

The number of coronavirus deaths in Scotland by the daily measure – of people who tested positive for the virus for the first time in the previous 28 days – remains at 7,661.

Registrars are usually closed on weekends, which means there may be fewer cases and deaths.

The positivity rate for daily tests was 1.5%, down from 1.2% the day before, according to figures released by the Scottish government on Sunday.

So far, 2,897,975 people have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 1,468,296 have received their second dose.

Only one death has been recorded in the past week and the test positivity rate has been consistently recorded at a level slightly above or below one.

But the NHS Grampian has battled an outbreak in Moray, offering Covid-19 vaccines to people aged 18 to 39 and increasing testing in a bid to control an increase in cases.

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