Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has drafted in the military for support over the rapidly escalating coronavirus pandemic.
Sturgeon announced on Sunday afternoon at a press conference, the military have been mobilised as they needed to evacuate a confirmed coronavirus patient from an Island.
Sturgeon said: “We’ve had to call on military help to transport a patient from one of Scotland’s islands for treatment.”
It is the first case of military action being needed in the UK to deal with coronavirus. Scotland’s chief medical officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood who was at he press conference said, around 54,000 people across their country will die from coronavirus.
Dr Calderwood said, the current best estimate of death rate from coronavirus is “around 1%,” which amounts to around 54,000 people.
Scotland’s First Minister added, “Advice should not be considered optional.
“Life shouldn’t feel normal right now.
“If your life feels entirely normal ask yourself if you’re doing the right things.
“Don’t gather for parties at people’s houses. Beaches should not be busy. Parks should not be full.
“It’s okay to be outside but don’t crowd together in the park or on the beach.”
She hit out at pubs that are still open in Scotland, she said, “A tiny minority of pubs stayed open. Let me be blunt; in doing so they put lives at risk.
London is set for a total lockdown because people are not listening to the government’s advice and that of medical experts and our brave frontline doctors and nurses.
LondonLovesBusiness understand that Whitehall sources are suggesting to impose a total lockdown across the capital as people are still gathering in crowds which will result in people dying as a direct result.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan gave a grave warning to Londoners, to anyone that leaves their home during the coronavirus outbreak to “stop social mixing or many more people will die.”
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