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Scotland's carers given a financial boost

A total of 2,375 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus, up by 12 from 2,363 on Monday, Nicola Sturgeon said at the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing. As well as paying tribute to health and care workers, as she does regularly, the First Minister thanked unpaid carers for their work during the pandemic. Nicola Sturgeon spoke of a £230 “coronavirus supplement” to the carers allowance to be paid automatically at the end of this month. Addressing reports that one metre of distance is sufficient to stop the spread of coronavirus, the First Minister urged Scots to continue to adhere to the current guidance of two metres.

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