With regards to closing schools, the SNP leader explained the “expert advice” she was seeking directed towards avoiding these measures.
However, she added the policy was being “kept under review” as children are more likely to contract the virus in “informal settings”.
Yesterday, the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic after multiple countries across the globe reported mass numbers of positive cases.
In the UK, there have now been 460 confirmed cases, as well as eight people have died with underlying health conditions.
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