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Humza Yousaf criticised by statistics watchdog over 'inaccurate' child covid claim

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BBC radio interview that 10 children, between 0 and nine, were hospitalised "because of covid" in Scotland between May 24 and 30.Yousaf used the data to warn parents not to travel to another council area to allow their child to attend a soft play area.Under current rules the areas are not permitted to open in Level 2.Following the statement the Scottish Conservatives wrote to the statistics watchdog alleging the use of the data could cause “needless alarm and were a misuse of statistics”.In response to the Tories, Ed Humpherson, the director general for regulation at the Office for Statistics Regulation, hit out at Yousaf over his "inaccurate" use of the figures.In a letter to the Scottish Government's Chief Statistician and Data Officer.

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