April 5, chief health officer of Scotland Katherine Calderwood wrote a letter of resignation. It is reported Reuters.
According to her, the post she was leaving “with a heavy heart.”
The reason for the resignation was that Calderwood two weekends in a row went to his second home, despite its own recommendations to comply with quarantine measures in connection with the spread of coronavirus infection.
Calderwood was appointed to the position in 2015.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University on April 6, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 1.26 million, of which nearly 260 thousand recovered, more than 69 thousand died.
The number of deaths in the UK, which includes Scotland – more than 4.9 thousand