A Dundee girl was among a dozen children across Scotland who put questions to the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon about coronavirus.
Eleven-year-old Dylan Duncan took part in a special question and answer designed for children.
Parent Club, an online information and support hub for parents in Scotland, invited children to submit their questions to the First Minister via video clip in an effort to address their concerns.
Dylan asked ‘who is looking after your mental health?’ while others asked ‘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 talked about the need for frequent hand washing, the symptoms to be aware of and explained the importance of staying home and minimising contact with other people.
She 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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