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Scotland could be set to extend lockdown to maintain growing infections

by LLB political Reporter
15th Jun 21 2:55 pm

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon is very likely to extend the lockdown restrictions in the country for up to three weeks.

She told politicians in Holyrood that it is “unlikely any part of the country” will move into level 0.

Sturgeon said that they need to buy themselves “sufficient time” to allow the vaccination programme to continue before easing of the current restrictions.

The Scottish First Minister said, “Given the current situation – and the need to get more people fully vaccinated before we ease up further – it is reasonable to indicate now that I think it unlikely that any part of the country will move down a level from 28 June.

“Instead, it is likely that we will opt to maintain restrictions for a further three weeks from June 28 and use that time to vaccinate – with both doses – as many more people as possible.

“Doing that will give us the best chance, later in July, of getting back on track and restoring the much greater normality that we all crave.”

This comes as the British Prime Minister has extended the current restrictions for another month as the Indian variant has spread far quickly than previously thought.

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