Nicola Sturgeon will testify today for the Covid inquiry into the Scottish Government’s handling of the pandemic.
The former prime minister previously revealed that the pandemic was one of the hardest things she has ever faced in her political career.
In her resignation speech, she said: “Running this country through the Covid pandemic has been by far the hardest thing I have done. It might be the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I certainly hope so.
“The weight of the responsibility was enormous and it’s only recently, I think, that I’ve begun to understand, let alone process, the physical and mental impact it has on me.”
The first part of the study focuses on preparedness, and Ms Sturgeon is likely to be asked about Exercise Silver Swan, which was designed to assess whether Scotland was ready for a flu pandemic over an extended period of time.
The inquiry will also hear from John Swinney, Ms Sturgeon’s former deputy, and Sir Jeremy Farrar, the current chief scientist at the World Health Organisation.
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