THERE are now 153 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Scotland, according to the latest update from the Scottish Government.

As of 2PM, 4240 tests have been conducted in Scotland, with 4087 returning negative.

Yesterday, there were 121 confirmed cases of the virus.

Health secretary Jeane Freeman confirmed earlier today that over-70s in Scotland would not be asked to self-isolate.

The Scottish Government have released guidance for event organisers, asking that all large events be postponed or cancelled.

Routine testing for Covid-19 will also come to an end as the government moves into the delay phase of countaining the pandemic.

Scotland's chief medical officer said that the move to "surveillance testing" as part of the delay-phase response means that people with "mild symptoms" no longer need to be tested.