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Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 3:43 pm
Nicola Sturgeon is due to set out what life in Scotland will look like under the lowest level of coronavirus restrictions.

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Covid Scotland LIVE: Latest updates on Tuesday, June 22

Last updated: Tuesday, 22 June, 2021, 15:30

  • Scotland will move to Level 0 on July 19
  • 'No part of the country will change level next week'
  • Scotland records 4 new covid deaths and 2,167 new cases
  • Highest daily figure since January 8, according to statistics

John Swinney says it is not appropriate to pay compensation to businesses or individuals who might have lost out because of the Scottish government’s Manchester travel ban

The 2,167 cases recorded in Scotland in the past 24 hours marks the highest daily figure since January 8, according to statistics.

Holyrood’s presiding officer Alison Johnstone questions whether it is appropriate for the Scottish government to introduce travel restrictions by written answer when Parliament is sitting, following row over ban on non-essential travel to Manchester and Salford.

More than 3,664,571 people have had first vaccine in Scotland

Latest figures show 2,167 new cases

Scotland has recorded four new coronavirus deaths and 2,167 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to latest figures.

It means the death toll under this daily measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is now 7,696.

The daily test positivity rate has jumped to 9.1%, up from 7.2% the previous day, according to figures published by the Scottish Government on Tuesday.

Public Health Scotland said there were approximately 15 additional cases in NHS Grampian due to delayed reporting.

There were 171 people in hospital on Monday with recently confirmed Covid-19, and 18 people in intensive care.

So far 3,664,571 people have received the first dose of a Covid vaccination and 2,602,753 have received their second dose.

Sturgeon to set out life in lowest tier of coronavirus restrictions

Nicola Sturgeon is due to set out what life in Scotland will look like under the lowest level of coronavirus restrictions.

The First Minister is to make an announcement at Holyrood on Tuesday as part of the latest review of the route map out of lockdown.

She said last week it was “unlikely” that any area would see restrictions eased on June 28 – the date it had been hoped all of Scotland would move into Level 0 restrictions.

Ms Sturgeon previously said this move would likely be delayed by three weeks.

The Scottish Government will also publish a review on Tuesday of physical distancing requirements, along with a paper which Ms Sturgeon said would set out “what we hope life will look like beyond Level 0 – as we get to the point where we can lift all, or virtually all, of the remaining restrictions”.

This level, the lowest in Scotland’s five-tier system, is only currently in place in the island authorities of Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles, with all mainland areas having either Level 1 or Level 2 restrictions applied.

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