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Latest version: Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 14:49
- 11 Level 4 restrictions for local authorities
- Frontline workers will have to pay an extra ড 2 per hour, the STUC said
- In the last 24 hours 37 new covids have died in Scotland
To examine the geographical mass of Scotland
Level 4 The lockdown will be ‘short and sharp’
The aim of keeping Scotland’s strictest restrictions on council territories should be “short and sharp”.
Announcing the transfer of 11 local authorities from Level 3 to Level 3 from 6pm on Friday, Nicola Sturgeon said the changes were expected to take effect before Christmas.
The first minister told the MSP: “I know people are frustrated that other restrictions have been in place for longer than planned.
“But level 4 is going to be short and sharp. And in this situation, it intends to make an impact especially in advance of Christmas and during the most challenging winter period
“In that case, raising the Level 4 prohibition means that most of the time in the Hanukkah period they will not have a place – so again the celebrations may be different, there will be a greater freedom.
“After the expiration of the 4 level restrictions on December 11, 2014, we will evaluate the level at which the level will be applied in each region.”
The first minister added that he hoped the affected areas would be able to move to level 2 “much faster than otherwise”.
All regions have gone to the level of four lockdown restrictions
Scotsman’s health reporter tweeted:
West Lothian’s position on the fourth level of the lockdown
Edinburgh and the other eight regions will have 3 levels
I can confirm that Edinburgh, Calcmannshire, Falkirk, Invercliffe, North Irishire, Dundee, Fif, Perth and Kinras and Angus will all be at 3 levels for now.
Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Borders, Dumfries and Galloway and Argyle & Boots will all be in Level 2
We hope that these areas, especially Argyle and Boot, will be able to reach level 1 soon. However, in some of these cases we have seen an increase in cases in recent times.
The prime minister said Edinburgh would have three levels of restrictions
East Lothian and Midlothian move to level 2
Both regions are currently at level 3.
Messrs. Starzan said there had been a “significant decline” in infection rates in both regions.
Local authorities must be at level 2
I can confirm that in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Borders, Dumfries and Galloway,
And Argyle & Boot will all be level.
Arkansas, Shetland, the Western Isles, Moray and the Highlands will be in Level 1.
Glasgow to move to level 4
The following regions move to Level 4 – Maximum level of lockdown:
- East Renfrewshire
- Glasgow City
- East Dunbertonshire
- West Dunbertonshire
- North Lanarkshire
- South Lancashire
- East Ayrshire
- South Ayrshire
- West Lothian
Announcing the change, Prime Minister Nicolas Sturgeon said: “There are ongoing and significant concerns in all of these areas.”
Scottish local authorities go to level 4
Mrs Sturgeon said moving the lockdown to the highest level was only for “limited time”.
37 new deaths have been recorded across Scotland
Messrs. Sturgeon confirmed that 37 people had died in the last 24 hours after testing positive for the coronavirus.
He said another 1,248 people tested positive in the same period – 9.7 per cent of those tested since Monday.
Within the first few minutes MSP is set to address the latest review of Scotland’s regional lockdown level system.
His speech will continue before the Scottish Parliament closes its business.
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