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Lockdown restrictions reimposed in Aberdeen

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Pubs and restaurants are to close in Aberdeen as lockdown restrictions are being reimposed. 

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today announced lockdown restrictions will be reimposed in Aberdeen, due to the concerning coronavirus cluster in the city. 

Under the restrictions put in place pubs and restaurants will be closed, also people will be told not to travel to the city.

While those who live in Aberdeen should not travel more than five miles for leisure purposes or not go into someone else’s house.

Additionally, travelling to work or education is allowed, however non-essential travel is not advised. 

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said there has now been 54 cases linked to the cluster, which now involved community transmission. 

Sturgeon also said at the daily COVID-19 press conference the city will be placed back in lockdown in effort to “stamp out” the spread of coronavirus in Aberdeen.

She said: “These regulations and the associated guidance and advice will be reviewed in seven days’ time, by which time I hope we will be in a better position to judge the scale and the trajectory of this outbreak.

And at that point if these restrictions can be removed, we will remove them in their entirety or in part.

But I should also give notice that if it is considered necessary, we may extend them beyond the initial seven-day period.”

The restrictions will be in place from 5pm Wednesday 5 August.

Image credit: Flickr, RETRO 11, Aberdeen City Centre

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