“My decisions will be driven by what is best to tackle this virus and reduce its harms.
“We are working well as four nations, the virus doesn’t respect the border between Scotland and England, and England and Wales so we must make sure we try and align our decision making as much as possible but where it makes sense and there are reasons to do so.”
Sturgeon continued: “We announced the closure of schools in Scotland slightly ahead, not much, but slightly ahead of the rest of the UK.
“These are the kind of decisions we have to make but for good reasons not driven in any way, shape or form by political considerations, that is just not appropriate at all given the nature of what we’re dealing with.”
BBC Breakfast airs daily on BBC One at 6am.