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by Staff reporter
23 May 2022
Nicola Sturgeon: Covid has 'knocked me for six'

Nicola Sturgeon: Covid has 'knocked me for six'

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she will remain at home "for now" after testing positive for Covid. 

The first minister said she had been "knocked for six" by the virus, but hoped to be back "fighting fit" soon.

She tweeted: "Thanks for all the well wishes. The virus has really knocked me for six the past couple of days. So while I hope to be back fighting fit v 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."

On Friday, Sturgeon said she was experiencing "mild symptoms".

She said: "Unfortunately I've tested positive for Covid this evening after experiencing mild symptoms.

"In line with @scotgov guidance, I'll work from home over the next few days, and hopefully be back out and about later next week."

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