css-14iz86j-BoldText {font size: bold;} Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Monday evening.We will have another update for you on Tuesday morning

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Mainland Scotland will have a strict new lockdown starting at midnight, with legally mandated people staying at home Schools will be closed to students until February First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the changes, saying new laws would oblige people to stay at home and work from home where possible Outdoor gatherings should also be restricted, with only one person from another household being allowed to meet. Places of worship should be closed and group exercises prohibited905 new cases reported 15% of the tests gave a positive result Ms. Sturgeon said: “This shows the gravity and urgency of the situation”Read more about the latest Covid rules in Scotland

All schools in Wales will stay until the 18th January closed Students can only be taught online, the Welsh Government announced It comes after Scotland’s similar move previously announced, and as pressure mounts on England to follow suit, teachers unions there have written a joint letter to the government in accused of “creating chaos” and demanding the return of students and teachers after the Christmas break. What followed was what school principals described as a “confusing picture” as many schools were closed this morning despite government urging parents to have children to send to where they were open

A group of Covid-19 deniers were removed from a hospital by security guards after going there to photograph empty corridors and post them on social media to back up their claims that there is no crisis, the managing director Nick Hulme described the incident at Colchester Hospital, where the intensive care unit is at full capacity due to the virus, and said it was “begging” that some people described the pandemic as a joke. “Of course there are weekends for outpatients empty corridors because that’s the thing, “he added

Music appears to have been instrumental in improving people’s moods during the lockdown, according to record label BPI figures, with more than 155 million albums bought or streamed in 2020, an 82% increase from British artist Lewis Capaldi , Harry Styles and Dua Lipa were the three biggest salespeople of the year BPI boss Geoff Taylor said the “remarkable” numbers are a reminder “how important music is to our country, even when our lives are disrupted” However, despite the consumption boom, sales of individual albums fell, for the first time since 1973 not a single album released in the last 12 months went platinum – the equivalent of 300000 sales suggesting that listeners are looking to streaming services for a more diverse range of music, which now accounts for 806% of music consumption in the UK

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