Scotland imposes another lockdown due to surge in coronavirus cases

Most schools in the country will remain shut till February 1, Sturgeon informed with home learning for most students.

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Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Monday that the country will be in coronavirus lockdown for the rest of January due to surge in cases with restrictions coming into force from midnight tonight. Most schools in the country will remain shut till February 1, Sturgeon informed with home learning for most students.

“We have decided to introduce from midnight (0000 GMT Tuesday), for the duration of January, a legal requirement to stay at home, except for essential purposes. This is similar to the lockdown of March last year,” Sturgeon said.

Under the stringent lockdown restrictions, only two people from two households will be allowed to meet outdoors and places of worship will be closed. Sturgeon asserted that people will only be allowed to leave their houses for essential reasons.

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