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Sturgeon announces national lockdown from midnight tonight

First Minister told the Scottish Parliament ’sacrifices will pave the way for brighter days ahead'

By: Jeevan Bains

Courtesy of the Scottish Government

Scotland’s First Minister has announced a national lockdown in response to the new coronavirus variant that has been reported to have spread throughout the United Kingdom which has led to a new legal ‘stay at home’ order.

This comes at a time where the Scottish Government reported 1,905 new cases in Scotland as of 2pm on Monday 4th January via their Twitter account.

Measures announced today include staying at home and ‘no travel in and out of Scotland unless essential’ with ‘schools being closed for the majority of pupils until 1st February.’

The information available on the Gov.Scot website which was updated as of 23rd December and advises of examples of reasons ‘which travel is permitted’ which includes ‘travel to school, college or university’.

Other measures discussed include a ‘maximum of two people from two households’ being able to meet outdoors

Communal worship cannot take place, but 20 people can attend a funeral, and 5 can attend a wedding under the measures in place from midnight tonight.

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