Nicola Sturgeon virus update as lockdown restrictions extended in Glasgow area

The First Minister will update the nation on the latest Covid-19 figures from St Andrew’s House.

The Scottish Government has extended a local lockdown in the Greater Glasgow area as it tries to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Around 1.75 million people living in Glasgow, East and West Dunbartonshire, North and South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, and East Renfrewshire will be banned from having others in their homes for at least another week.

The measure goes further than the rule of six which came into force across the rest of the country yesterday.

She said: “I would ask everyone in the affected areas to continue being extra vigilant, to follow all guidance and to isolate and book a test if they have any symptoms.

Yesterday it was announced that 70 people had tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24-hour period.

To stay up to date with the latest news, sign up to our newsletter.

Police were called to 405 house parties across Scotland at the weekend after being alerted by members of the public to alleged breaches of the coronavirus restrictions.

Two officers were allegedly assaulted in Muirhouse, Edinburgh, as officers responded to one of the call-outs.

The car windows of two police cars were also smashed during the early-morning incident at 5.35am on Sunday.

The First Minister will be announcing the latest number of cases across Scotland from St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh.

The rule of six came into force across the country yesterday in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Last week the First Minister put the brakes on our road map out of lockdown as cases across the country continue to rise.

Stay tuned to our blog and we’ll give you all the latest information you need about what’s going on across Scotland.


News – Nicola Sturgeon virus update as lockdown restrictions extended in Glasgow area