COVID-19: Boris Johnson visits Scottish lab despite Sturgeon deeming trip 'non-essential'

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Boris Johnson has visited a Lighthouse Laboratory used for processing COVID-19 tests during his one-day visit to Scotland.

The prime minister met staff at the lab at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow after pressing ahead with the trip to Scotland despite First Minister Nicola Sturgeon saying he should not come as it was "non-essential".

Mr Johnson's visit is aimed at highlighting the value of the United Kingdom, as a whole, in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Recent polls have suggested there is growing support for independence and Ms Sturgeon has threatened to hold an advisory referendum.