Scotland's papers: 'Hidden Covid toll' and cancer backlog

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An extra 600 Scots may have died as a result of coronavirus in care homes, the Scottish Sun reports. New figures show 2,350 "excess deaths" in the facilities since 23 March - but only 1,749 were logged as Covid-related.
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The Scottish Daily Mail leads with a report that more than 2.4 million patients have missed out on cancer tests and treatment because of a "backlog" created by the coronavirus pandemic. The paper quotes Cancer Research UK, which says that 2.1 million patients are waiting for "crucial" screenings for breast, cervical and bowel cancer, while thousands more have missed out on referrals.
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Cancer treatments, mental health services and paediatrics are to be prioritised under a blueprint unveiled by ministers for restarting NHS treatments delayed by the coronavirus outbreak, reports The Scotsman. Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said services would resume on a "cautious, phased" basis as lockdown measures are gradually eased.
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An "army of retired teachers" is set to rejoin the profession to help it cope with the changes required to educate children due to the coronavirus pandemic. The paper also features a picture of a Black Lives Matter protest in London following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
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"We can't stay in lockdown for ever," leads the i's front page. The paper reports comments from ministers defending the government's decision to ease restrictions on Monday, despite increasing criticism from leading scientists that it is premature. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that a significant risk remains of the virus "running out of control again", the paper reports.
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The Times leads with a stark warning from travel firm bosses that the two-week quarantine due to be imposed on people arriving to the UK from 8 June will "destroy" the industry. Tory MPs have joined the aviation industry to warn ministers that the move was the equivalent of hanging up a "Britain is closed" sign.
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The National features a picture of a crowded Scottish beach and reports Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw has been accused of an "outright lie".
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Widespread defiance of newly-relaxed lockdown rules over the weekend could lead to a new surge in Covid-19 infections in Scotland, reports the Daily Telegraph. Ministers and senior NHS figures have expressed alarm at images of large groups gathering in parks and beaches, as the partial lifting of restrictions coincided with the hottest temperatures of the year.
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Moving away from coronavirus coverage, the Daily Express leads with: "Boris to defy EU Brexit bullies." The paper reports that the PM is "standing defiant" after European Union negotiator Michel Barnier claimed the UK is not keeping to its negotiating commitments.
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"The Wild Weekend" is the headline in the Edinburgh Evening News, which reports one city park experienced "drug and drink-fuelled mayhem" as temperatures soared.
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A 91-year-old woman died days after breaking her leg in a fall while shooing menace gulls away from bins at her sheltered housing complex in Aberdeen, reports the Press and Journal. Margaret Davidson had gone outside to chase away the birds as they tore bags of rubbish apart outside her window.
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"I had to seal my brother's grave" is the headline in the Evening Telegraph, which also has a special report on schooling in the "new normal".
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The Courier features a picture of a Polish man who has been helped by his local community to raise nearly £2,000 for citizenship fees. Piotr Gudan, from Blairgowrie, has lived in the UK for more than 15 years.
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The Evening Express features a picture of a coastguard cliff rescue, the third call-out of its kind in the last few days.
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Parents have been left £400 out of pocket after a school trip was cancelled due to the pandemic and only part of the money was refunded, reports the Glasgow Evening Times.
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"Boomtime for rats," is the headline on the front of the Daily Star, as the paper reports a "critter calamity" as millions of "randy rodents" run amok in Britain. The paper quotes pest controllers who say the animals are breeding in offices which have been left vacant because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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