2017 Predictions: the future is… uncertain

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Public Show Support for Lockdown Restrictions

first_imgLevels of trust in information from the Scottish Government were highDeputy First Minister John Swinney said:“It is vital that we collect and analyse as much information as possible to inform our decisions on tackling the COVID-19 outbreak and these surveys provide valuable evidence about public knowledge, attitudes and behaviours.“The surveys show compliance with physical distancing measures is high and we thank the public for their continued observance of these vital rules at this critical time.“We recognise that public tolerance of the distancing measures is hard to sustain, and that these measures in turn have wider impacts on society and the economy, but we ask the public to continue to comply with them until we are certain we will not be risking a resurgence in infection rates.“The surveys also highlight the very high regard the public has for the NHS and that levels of trust in information from the Scottish Government remain high.”BackgroundThe Scottish Government is undertaking a range of analysis to understand the short, medium and long term impacts of Covid-19 on different parts of the economy, society and environment.As part of this work we have been commissioning weekly online panel polling surveys from Ipsos MORI and YouGov to provide information about the national mood, public behaviours, attitudes, and trust in government.Information from these surveys has been used in the work of SGoRR, as well as summarised and disseminated across Scottish Government.Read Public Attitudes to Coronavirus April summary: www.gov.scot/isbn/9781839607288 The NHS was consistently rated highly in terms of doing a good job to contain the virus Awareness of and support for compliance measures is highcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInOver 90 per cent of people who responded to surveys carried out for the Scottish Government during April agreed that by remaining at home, they would be saving lives and protecting the NHS.There was also general compliance with the guidance about physical distancing, with up to 80 per cent of those surveyed saying that they are keeping to the two metre distancing advice.The polling also reveals that 85 per cent of respondents believe that the best thing to do during the COVID-19 crisis is follow government advice.The findings are contained in a report published by the Scottish Government today summarising two surveys on public attitudes carried out weekly during the COVID-19 crisis.The surveys, by Ipsos MORI and YouGov, are part of a range of analysis undertaken by the Scottish Government to understand the impact of the virus and measures to suppress it.The weekly online surveys provide information about key issues including the national mood, wellbeing, awareness, public behaviours and trust in government.Key trends from the report, covering a six week period from 16 March to 24 April, are:Levels of anxiety and worry associated with COVID-19 remain relatively highlast_img read more

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PH bows to Laos in AFF U-15 semis

first_img“Each tournament is a challenge. We hope that whatever this team has achieved in the past, we could better it,” Delos Reyes said. “Everyone did their best. Everyone showed that they deserve to be part of this team.”The Philippine U-15 squad hopes to salvage a bronze medal finish in the tournament when it faces Vietnam, which was defeated by defending champions Thailand in the other semifinals game.During their first encounter in the tournament, the Philippine delegation suffered a 2-0 defeat to Vietnamese./PN MANILA – The Philippine Girls Under-15 National Team saw its AFF U15 Girls’ Championship campaign come to an end after a 3-1 loss to Laos in the semifinals on Sunday night at the Institute of Physical Education in Chonburi, Thailand.Angely Alferez was the lone goal scorer for the Ching delos Reyes-mentored Philippine squad, which is bound to improve on its fifth place finish in the 2018 edition in Indonesia.Laos immediately imposed its dominance over the Philippine squad by firing two early goals. The Filipinas has scarce chance on the goal due to the tight defense of their opponent.Philippines managed to pull one back at the onset of the second half courtesy of Alferez conversion but that proved to be their last as the Laos was able to rebuild its two-goal edge.last_img read more

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