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Lockdown reimposed in Aberdeen following Covid-19 spike

THE Scottish government has reimposed lockdown restrictions in Aberdeen over a coronavirus cluster in the area. 

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that 54 cases have now been reported in the outbreak, which “may include some community transmission.”

A five-mile travel rule has been put in place and residents are being told not to enter each other’s houses, with all indoor and outdoor hospitality venues told to close by 5pm today.

The measures, which apply to the Aberdeen City area, will be backed by government regulations, the First Minister said, and will be enforced if the rules are not followed.

North East Scottish Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald welcomed the government’s decision, adding: “It is clearly essential that all of us who live in and around Aberdeen follow the public health guidance closely, in order to keep the period of this local lockdown as short as possible while protecting the health of ourselves and our fellow citizens.”

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