Coronavirus 1 May 2020 Sturgeon concerned by Johnson declaring UK "past the peak" of virus Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has expressed concern over Boris Johnson's declaration that the UK is "past the peak" of the virus, and warned that the nation is still in a "fragile" position. There is progress, and light at end of tunnel. My concern about ‘past the peak’ is that it could imply we’re past the point of danger. We’re not - progress is fragile and if we ease up it will be reversed. So we need to encourage maximum compliance with current restrictions. https://t.co/PXhzZg3Hli — Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) May 1, 2020 Earlier, she had declined to echo the Prime Minister's comments, saying she was "cautious about talking about being past the peak... the peak is not necessarily a single day or a couple of days". › How the non-return of the Premier League could expose the UK's coronavirus failings to voters Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!