Sturgeon forced to admit she has no evidence Scots are following COVID-19 restrictions

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Nicola Sturgeon said new cases of COVID-19 were being reported again in all mainland healthboard areas with the average number of new cases over the past seven days increased to 155 a day, up from 52 three weeks ago. But the First Minister squirmed when she was forced to admit that she does not know if Scottish resident are indeed sticking to coronavirus restrictions. BBC’s Graham Stewart asked the SNP leader: “Do you have any evidence yet that people are abiding by the new restrictions?”

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Speaking at the daily briefing, Ms Sturgeon said: “I can’t check if everyone in Glasgow is abiding by the rule now that they shouldn’t have people from other households in their homes.

“But obviously we do some survey work.

“We try to assess people are aware of and abiding by restrictions.

“I think a majority of people are but this gets more complicated.

“At the beginning of the year, when the advice was to stay at home that was relatively easy to understand.

“But now it’s a bit more complicated. You do this when you’re in place, you do this when you’re in another place.

“We try to simplify that as much as possible.” 

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