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Nicola Sturgeon: R number possibly as high as 1.6 in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon said the R number in Scotland – the average number of other people infected with the virus by each person with Covid-19 – could now possibly be as high as 1.6. Speaking at the start of First Minister’s Questions at Holyrood, she said the latest figures showed why the Scottish Government had announced further “tough measures” aimed at curbing coronavirus.

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