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    UPDATED: Coronavirus R rate in Scotland drops

    Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the R rate in Scotland has dropped.

    At today’s coronavirus briefing, Ms Sturgeon said: “We estimate that the R number in Scotland, as of last Friday 5 June, was between 0.6 and 0.8.”

    “These latest estimates reflect the encouraging data that we have seen in the last couple of weeks. There is no doubt looking at all of this data, that we are making very real progress in combating and suppressing the virus in Scotland.”

    Phase 2 is expected to go ahead next week as pubs prepare to open their beer gardens with social distancing restrictions in place.

    More to follow.

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