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UK coronavirus live: No 10 says it has given up attempt to provide daily figure for number of people tested for Covid


Health department has also stopped publishing daily chart of tests and deaths, instead directing people to website dataset

1.31pm BST

Here are some more lines from Nicola Sturgeon’s press briefing.

Hospitality staff, just like retail staff right now, are getting used to new ways of working in very difficult circumstances for them and they’ll be asking you to go about your business in different ways as well, so please show respect for them and for your fellow customers.

If we all do that then we can really help to support our hospitality and tourism sector to help it in that process of recovery and ensure that as we do so, we continue to suppress the virus and keep everybody safe.

I want to give an assurance today that the funding announced last night by the UK government will be passed on in full in Scotland to our arts, culture and heritage sector.

I hope today’s news together with last week’s announcement from the Scottish government will provide people working across the sector with some optimism about the future.

1.21pm BST

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