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‘Stay at home’: Sturgeon imposes new Scottish lockdown from midnight

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon delivers a statement in Edinburgh

LONDON (Reuters) – Scotland will go into a new lockdown with people ordered to stay at home for January to tackle the escalating COVID-19 crisis, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday.

Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament that from midnight on Monday people would face a legal requirement to stay at home except for essential purposes, similar to the lockdown imposed at the start of the pandemic in March last year.

“The situation … is extremely serious,” she said.

(Reporting Guy Faulconbridge; writing by Kate Holton)

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