The First Minister took to Twitter earlier today to note that compliance with the mandatory face masks policy appeared to be close to 100%, going by both anecdotal feedback and her own experience at shops.
From both anecdotal feedback and my own observation from a quick visit to a couple of shops earlier, making face coverings mandatory has resulted in close to 100% compliance. Well done, Scotland – let’s keep it up.— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) July 12, 2020
The First Minister’s tweet received a great many affirmative responses from medical experts, doctors and members of the public.
Here in Scotland, face mask wearing compliance seems really high, thank goodness.— Dr. Mike Walsh MIC #FBPE (@drmpwalsh) July 12, 2020
We've a supply of surgical masks, but we'd really like something more interesting … images please! Being worn, naturally… 🙂
No question it's the right thing to do it for some reason huge resistance within Tory Party to #FaceMasks— Ron Dickinson (@ron_dickinson) July 12, 2020
Surely not because @NicolaSturgeon did it first
And they have a very hard time conceding Scotland close to eliminating virus https://t.co/Jp4u00HvYx
There has been a three week high of 19 COVID infections in Scotland but thankfully zero deaths. The First Minister has confirmed that she is monitoring the situation closely.