NICOLA Sturgeon is set to review Covid-19 restrictions on Tuesday, as the latest figures show no deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours.

The First Minister returned to work at Bute House in Edinburgh today after her election victory.

She told the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show she would be meeting clinical advisers over the next 24 hours.

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Sturgeon explained: “We have a Covid review on Tuesday where we will set out the final decisions for the next easing of restrictions scheduled for May 17.”

The country is expected to move down from Level 3 to Level 2 of restrictions on that date, with up to four people from two households able to socialise indoors in a private home.

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Additionally, pubs can sell alcohol in doors and cinemas, theatres, comedy clubs, amusement arcades and bingo halls can open.

The coronavirus death toll, among those who tested positive in the previous 28 days, remains at 7661. However, registry offices are generally closed at weekends.

So far, 2,897,975 people have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination and 1,468,296 have received their second dose.

Only one death has been recorded in the last week and the test positivity rate has consistently been recorded at slightly above or below one.

However, NHS Grampian has been battling an outbreak in Moray – by offering vaccinations to those aged 18-39 and increasing testing in an effort to control a rise in cases.