MORE than three-quarters of people in Scotland would back another nationwide lockdown in the event of a second wave of coronavirus, a new poll suggests.

In the study carried out by YouGov, 51% of people “strongly support” the idea of full measures being introduced in the event of a second wave, with a further 25% “somewhat supportive” of the idea.

Meanwhile just under one in ten (8%) of Scots would “strongly oppose” the second lockdown, with another 8% “somewhat opposing” the idea. 

The remaining 8% of the responded as “don’t know”.

Glasgow Times:

The YouGov poll surveyed 4302 adults.

It comes as figures in Scotland revealed there had been no deaths of people who tested positive for the virus recorded in the past week – meaning the toll remains at 2491 – and only one in the past 15 days.

The First Minister described this as the “incredible progress” made since the country went into lockdown.

In the last few weeks Scots have been able to enjoy more freedoms, including the reopening of pubs, restaurants and the tourism sector.

Glasgow Times:

Another YouGov poll of the same number of adults revealed that 10% of people in Scotland would not have a coronavirus vaccine when it became available.

The vast majority – around 67%, said they would take the vaccine, with a further 23% responding as “don’t know”.