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Sturgeon ‘jumped the gun’ in banning mass gatherings early, Gove tells Covid inquiry

Gove said he was inclined to believe the then Scottish first minister was not acting maliciously

Nicola Sturgeon broke confidentiality and “jumped the gun” when she announced a ban on mass gatherings in Scotland before other parts of the UK agreed to the move during the pandemic, the UK Covid inquiry has heard.

The then first minister announced on 12 March 2020 the Scottish government would ban any gatherings of 500 people or more the following week, before that decision had been agreed at a Cobra meeting called later that day to discuss the crisis.

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