Nicola Sturgeon update RECAP: First Minister announces household gathering restrictions and curfew for pubs and restaurants

Updates on Covid-19 in Scotland.

Nicola Sturgeon has addressed the Scottish Parliament to outline the new coronavirus restrictions that will be implemented across the country.

Visiting other households will not be allowed, and pubs and restaurants will have a 10 pm curfew.

The First Minister has said that the measures have been carefully targeted to stop the spread of the virus.

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Coronavirus in Scotland: The latest updates on Tuesday

Key Events

  • Nicola Sturgeon will be addressing the nation on TV. 
  • New coronavirus restrictions have been put in place 
  • Contact tracing pledge has not been met, says Health Secretary


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FM: “Let’s keep going, keep strong. Be kind. And continue to act out of love and solidarity”

FM: "Never forget that humanity has come through even bigger challenges than this one...this virus will pass”

FM: “All of us have a part to play”

FM: “Test and Protect is working well"

FM: “I know that today might feel like a step backwards"

FM: From tomorrow, we are all being asked not to visit other homes.

FM: National curfew for pubs, bars and restaurants.

FM: “We must choose our priorities"

FM: Protecting lives and health, keeping children in school and protecting jobs. 

FM: “We must act to get Covid back under control”

FM: Cases are now rising again, having trebled in the last three weeks.

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