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Gino gets to question the First Minister

A BOY from Dumfries was one of 12 children from across Scotland to get to put a question about coronavirus directly to the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon when she took part in a special question and answer session.

Parent Club, parentclub.scot invited children to submit their questions to the First Minister via video clip in an effort to address some of the concerns they are facing in these challenging times.

And seven-year-old Gino Graham was one of those picked. He asked: “Can my dog catch coronavirus?”

Addressing the question alongside others including – ‘How does coronavirus spread?’, ‘Why can I not see my granny?’, ‘Do you think the schools will reopen again before the start of next term?’ and ‘When can I see my friends again?’, the First Minister talks about the need for proper hand washing frequently, the symptoms to be aware of and explains the importance of staying home, minimising contact with other people and thanked families across the country for everything being done to help stop the spread of the virus.

Ms Sturgeon said: “We have introduced lots of changes to try and limit the spread of the virus and children across the country are having to accept a very different way of life right now, without much time to understand why. I know that some will be thinking it’s scary and I understand that. We want to help them at this difficult time by reassuring them that it’s okay to be feeling this way and to answer some of the key questions they have. It was a very important Q&A for me, and I did my best to give them all the answers they need in simple terms. We want children and their parents to feel as reassured as possible regarding the current situation.”

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