Nicola Sturgeon accepts blame as Scotland struggles with Covid spikes ‘Got things wrong’

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Nicola Sturgeon said she has “got things wrong” in the handling of the coronavirus and said it will “undoubtedly” be the case in the future. Scotland has recorded 11 deaths of coronavirus patients and 2,529 new cases in the past 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is now 4,633.

Speaking at the daily briefing, Ms Sturgeon said: “I’ve never tried to shy away from the fact that Governments have got things wrong and my Government has got things wrong and I have got things wrong and that will undoubtedly be the case.

“I will try very hard not to but we are still in a really difficult complex, challenging situation.

“But the position we’re in right now, I don’t think it’s fair to characterise as a failure on the part of the public.

“We were in a very challenging position at the end of last year with a rise in transmission and we had to put restrictions on again.

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“But relatively speaking in a UK context and especially in a European context, case levels were lower in Scotland than in many other places.”

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