1/19, 3:49 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Scotland extends COVID lockdown until mid-Feb

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Tuesday the government's decision to extend the current set of restrictions aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic, "including the strict stay at home requirement," until at least the middle of February. The situation will be reviewed again on February 2.

Sturgeon stressed the "real and severe" pressure on the National Health Service (NHS), although there are "cautious grounds for optimism," as Scotland is "on track" to be vaccinating 400,000 people a week by the end of February. Schools will remain closed, and all travel corridors have been suspended. Travelers arriving in Scotland have to self-isolate for 10 days and have a negative COVID-19 test no older than 72 hours prior to arrival.

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