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    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has outlined a four-phase "route map" aimed at restarting society while suppressing the virus. The first phase is expected to begin on 28 May which will include allowing people to meet outside with people from one other household.

    Lockdown restrictions in Scotland are likely to be relaxed slightly from next Thursday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.

    The Scottish Government has announced the lockdown will be lifted in four stages, starting with people being allowed to meet outside and garden centres re-opening, finishing with universities and college campuses reopened and mass gatherings being allowed.

    Ms Sturgeon said her route map did not yet set definite dates for when future phases will be introduced, because the virus is unpredictable.

    A number of people took to Twitter to praise the First Minister for her approach to the coronavirus pandemic using the trending hashtag #ThankYouNicola. 

    One user wrote thanked the First Minister for the great job she is doing.

    Another tweeted, that they hoped Wales would follow in Scotland's footsteps.

    Another user thanks Ms Sturgeon for leading Scotland through these tough times. 

     

    A teacher shared their relief regarding Scotland's plans for reopening schools.

    Another supporter thanked the First Minister for leading the country during this 'confusing era'.

    A few people from England expressed how they wished they had Ms Sturgeon for a leader.

     

     

     

     

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    Countries Ease Lockdown Measures While COVID-19 Cases Surpass 4 Mln Worldwide (149)
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