Covid-19 Update

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 3rd March 2020.

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Photo of Jeane Freeman Jeane Freeman Scottish National Party

I think that our marketing campaign has just produced its first result, Mr Briggs. I certainly know where to find Ms Harper.

I simply concur with Ms Harper. We all know that we should do those things, yet every single one of us becomes lazy about it. We might wash our hands—I hope that we do—after we have used the toilet, but we do not always think about doing that before we prepare food and so on. We certainly teach our children to do those things.

We now need to become exemplars of personal respiratory hygiene. The onus is on all of us to do that and to encourage everyone with whom we are in contact, be it family members, friends, colleagues or whomever, to ensure that they all do it. Doing that will not only have a significant impact on the containment of the virus but be an additional boon to public health in general.