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Devi Sridhar claims Nicola Sturgeon should have extended covid vaccine passport scheme

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A top adviser to the Scottish Government has said the covid vaccine passport scheme should have been extended.Devi Sridhar, chair of global public health at Edinburgh University, said it would have been "better to go further with certification now".

Nicola Sturgeon yesterday ruled out making Scots prove their vaccination status as a condition of being allowed in to pubs, restaurants and cinemas.

The First Minister had previously revealed more venues could be added to the passport scheme but stepped back for the time being when she updated MSPs at Holyrood.The SNP leader said "this was a very finely balanced decision" and added that Scotland's position was "precarious" but stabilising with the average number of new cases recorded each day

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