Lockdown measures are to be reimposed in the Aberdeen place soon after a spike in coronavirus conditions, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has stated.
Talking at her each day coronavirus briefing in Edinburgh on Wednesday, Ms Sturgeon explained 54 cases had been reported as aspect of a cluster of bacterial infections in Aberdeen.
She included the increase in instances had contributed to a bigger panic there was a “important outbreak” in the town.
Underneath the reimposed restrictions, inhabitants in the Aberdeen region are being told to travel no additional than 5 miles from their household and requested not to enter just about every other’s houses.
All indoor and out of doors hospitality has also been explained to to near by 5pm on Wednesday.
The actions will be reviewed in a week’s time, with Ms Sturgeon expressing her hope they could then be eradicated, both in entirety or in section.
However, if required, the initially minister warned the limitations could be extended beyond the original seven-working day period.
Ms Sturgeon reported she was aware the reimposition of lockdown measures was “deeply, deeply unwelcome news”.
“The very last thing we want to do is to reimpose these limitations but this outbreak is reminding us just how remarkably infectious COVID-19 is,” she added.
“Our precautionary and cautious judgement is that we need to have to choose decisive action now, challenging as that certainly is, in order to try out to consist of this outbreak and protect against further more damage afterwards on.
“As I claimed before, this is about executing all we can to make certain our kids can return to universities next 7 days.”
Forward of the prepared reopening of faculties in Scotland next week, Ms Sturgeon stated: “Acting now, we judge, gives us the time and the house to safeguard the potential of our youthful people to return to instruction.”