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Scotland to move 11 council areas into highest level of coronavirus restrictions

Scotland’s toughest coronavirus restrictions are to be imposed on a third of council areas - with Nicola Sturgeon insisting moving to Level 4 would help protect the NHS and could also give people the chance of some respite at Christmas. The First Minister described the move as “unpalatable but necessary”, as she promised £60 million of support funding, including help for affected businesses.

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