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First minister Sturgeon says will be a while before live sport returns

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First minster of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon said that the country must continue to do all that is in its power to "suppress" coronavirus.

Part of this effort Sturgeon believes is making no promises about when live sports will be reinstated. 

"It would be wrong for me to give false expectation right now about an early resumption of football matches or rugby matches or large scale sporting events like that' she said. 

Sturgeon added: "In terms of playing behind closed doors, clearly there are issues there in terms of does that completely take away the risk of big events. If a match is being played behind closed doors but it's still on television the danger is then, that people will still congregate together in groups to watch that."

Before lifting restrictions on events like live sports, Sturgeon said that capacity has to be in place via "test, treat, isolate" to replace current restrictions and there had to be a "continued understanding that some form of social distancing is going to be required perhaps up to the point where a vaccine is available."

Sturgeon said that going back to normal was a priority but it shouldn't be done in a way that could risk a resurgence of the virus. 

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