Jeane Freeman coronavirus update LIVE as officials defend Scots quarantine plan

Scotland’s health secretary defended the plan for hotel quarantine at today’s covid briefing.

Jeane Freeman was backed by national clinical director Jason Leitch who said there not be “guards and fences” to hem people in.

There were concerns rules to let people out for fresh air are a risk.

Leitch said the final details of the plan are being made with just three days until it begins.

English rules only apply to arrival from higher risk countries, rather than everywhere, raising concerns about people getting round the tougher Scottish rules if they arrive south of the border and travel home.

Meanwhile, the latest figures show another 67 deaths from covid in a day.

Scots have also been told to “be cautious” about booking any holiday staycations this summer despite progress in beating back the virus.

The First Minister addressed public health concerns as the country prepares for tough quarantine rules on international travel.


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