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Scotland's number of Covid-19 cases rise to 18 after Scottish Government confirms two more cases of coronavirus over past 24 hours; none yet reported in NHS Highland area, while Grampian and Tayside areas reported no new cases; UK government's department of health announces that there are now 273 cases across the UK

By Philip Murray

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The coronavirus, Covid-19.
The coronavirus, Covid-19.

THE number of Scottish cases of coronavirus has risen to 18 after two more people were diagnosed in the past 24 hours.

No further people were diagnosed in Grampian or Tayside over the past day, with the number of Covid-19 cases in those health board areas remaining at four and one respectively.

The figure came as the number of Covid-19 cases diagnosed across the UK rose a further 64 to 273.

More than 23,513 had been tested for the coronavirus by 9am this morning (Sunday) and 23,240 of those have been clear of the disease.

In Scotland there have been cases in Grampian (4), Greater Glasgow & Clyde (3), Lothian (3) Forth Valley (2), Fife (2), Lanarkshire (2) and one apiece in Tayside, and Ayrshire & Arran.

There have been 1957 tests in Scotland, of which 1939 have been clear.

Meanwhile, supermarkets have begun limiting the sale of some goods amid reports of panic buying. In Inverness, the Tesco store in Tomnahurich Street was limiting the sale of handwash to two bottles per customer on Saturday afternoon.

It came amid a wider rationing of some household goods at Tesco stores nationally and online. It was reported that shoppers were being limited to no more than five of some types of goods - such as antibacterial gels, dry pasta, and UHT milk.

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