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”.