Scots returning from France on holiday will have to quarantine for two weeks after the government removed a number of countries from the exempt list.

The Scottish Government announced the move late last night after a call between the four nations of the United Kingdom.

Anyone returning from France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks & Caicos and Aruba will all have to self-isolate for 14 days from 4am on Saturday.

It came as a pupil from a high school in Coatbridge tested positive for the coronavirus.

The affected student at St Ambrose High School is now self-isolating having tested positive for the deadly bug on Thursday, August 13.

The student was displaying mild Covid-19 symptoms.

NHS Lanarkshire has confirmed the school with remain open today.

Over the last 24 hours 47 new cases of the deadly virus were identified with no deaths since July 16.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the figures during a daily press briefing in Edinburgh.

France removed from exempt list

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Travellers arriving from France in Scotland after 4am on Saturday will be required to quarantine for 14 days due to fears over rising numbers of coronavirus cases in the country.

The move came after Boris Johnson said ministers would be “absolutely ruthless” in deciding on whether to impose the self-isolation requirement.

The Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks & Caicos and Aruba have also been added to the quarantine list from 4am on Saturday.

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What time is the daily briefing?

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Nicola Sturgeon will give her daily coronavirus briefing at 12.15pm today.

The First Minister will be announcing the latest number of cases across Scotland from St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh.

The briefing will be live on BBC One Scotland.

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A Coatbridge school will remain open today after a pupil tested positive for the deadly virus.

The pupil from St Ambrose High School is now self-isolating after a positive test was found on Thursday, August 13.

It came as the Scottish Government removed France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks & Caicos and Aruba from the quarantine exempt list.

It now means people returning from the six countries will have to self-isolate for 14 days on their return.

Stay tuned to our blog and we’ll give you all the latest information you need about what’s going on across Scotland.