Scotland's coronavirus lockdown will continue past Easter weekend and into next week, the First Minister confirmed.

Giving an update on Thursday's Cobra meeting, Nicola Sturgeon said that the UK would remain on lockdown as there was no evidence of any change to the spread of the virus which would be needed to lift the restrictions.

Speaking today the First Minister said: "As that evidence becomes available we will be able to review the situation, but for now, the message remains exactly the same as it has been.

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"It is tempting after almost three weeks to visit friends and grandparents over Easter, but the risk is too enormous.

"The one time you ignore the guidance could be the one time you get the virus or give it to a love one.

"Stay home, stay safe and stay well."

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The number of deaths in Scotland has increased by 48 to 495, with 5,275 positive cases reported.

Travel levels in Scotland have also been reduced, the First Minister said, as she thanked Scots for adhering to the lockdown rules.

Police Scotland chief constable Iain Livingstone said officers have issued more than 500 fixed penalty notices to those not adhering to lockdown rules.

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The chief constable thanked people who were following the guidance adding that his officers would "explain legal instructions, encourage compliance and when needed enforce the law".

National Clinical Director, Professor Jason Leitch, also reminded Scots that exercise is to be 30 to 60 minutes, it is not time for anyone to take part in a hobby.

"This is not the time to go mountain biking", he added.