COVID cases down in Scotland but Sturgeon says restrictions must not be 'abandoned'.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says COVID-19 cases are down in Scotland by a third over the past two weeks.

However, she added that people need to remain careful and vigilant and that restrictions "were not abandoned yesterday".

Ms Sturgeon added that she wants the benefit of vaccinating all 12-17 year olds to be kept under review and to be implemented if it is recommended.

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