NICOLA Sturgeon will miss First Minister’s Questions as she recovers from Covid-19.

The SNP leader will be replaced by deputy FM John Swinney.

Sturgeon tested positive last week and revealed she has been “floored” by the disease.

She tweeted on Thursday: “Today @johnswinney will stand in for me at #FMQs.

“I’m starting to feel a bit better, but still not very well – Covid managed to really floor me unfortunately.

“I’ll hopefully be back fully fit after taking rest of week at home to recover. Thanks again for all the good wishes.”

Earlier this week, the First Minister said she'd been “knocked for six” by coronavirus. 

She posted on Monday: "The virus has really knocked me for six the past couple of days.

“So while I hope to be back fighting fit very soon, I’m having to stay at home for now.

“Once again, this time from personal experience, please do get all doses of vaccine if you haven’t already. Covid can be nasty and vaccination protects against much more serious illness.

“Right now, I’m feeling extremely grateful for that.”

FMQs begins at noon on Thursday.