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Enterprise on the Scottish Parliament is to be in the reduction of following recommendation to remain indoors amid the coronavirus outbreak.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon informed MSPs they may solely meet in the future every week moderately than three “till the Easter recess a minimum of”.

The Easter recess is because of begin on April four.

Earlier, Holyrood’s Parliamentary Bureau agreed, topic to parliamentary approval, that enterprise within the Holyrood chamber is not going to happen as typical on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

First Minister’s Questions sometimes takes place at midday on Thursday.

The Scottish Parliament stated in a press release on Tuesday: “Following yesterday’s announcement by the First Minister, the Parliamentary Bureau has met to verify the chamber enterprise for this week.

“Topic to Parliament’s settlement, the Parliament will meet in the present day and subsequent Wednesday April 1 2020 solely.

“There isn’t any chamber enterprise scheduled for Wednesday March 25 or Thursday March 26.”

In the meantime, Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh spoke to MSPs about measures being taken by the Scottish Parliament to guard towards the virus.

He stated: “As members can be conscious we at the moment are practising social distancing all through this constructing and within the chamber we’ve got eliminated chairs to be sure that members are sitting a secure distance aside.

“It is extremely necessary that the Parliament continues to perform at this important time however that we achieve this while observing the important public well being message of preserving a secure distance.”

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Jonathan Cartu

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