BREAKING COVID-19: Nicola Sturgeon confirms delay to lockdown easing in Scotland

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “BREAKING COVID-19: Nicola Sturgeon confirms delay to lockdown easing in Scotland” – below is their description.

    The current COVID-19 restrictions in Scotland will remain in place until 19 July, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

    The original plan was for the entire country to move to Level 0 from 28 June, but the First Minister has confirmed the current rules will remain in place for three more weeks after a 40% increase in new cases in the last week.

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