UK News Aberdeen lockdown to be enforced with extra police on streets
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Extra police officers will be on the streets in Aberdeen to ensure residents comply with the reintroduced lockdown rules.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the tightening of restrictions across the Aberdeen City Council area over a coronavirus cluster in the city.
Residents should not enter each other’s homes or travel more than five miles and bars, cafes and restaurants must close from 5pm on Wednesday.
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said 54 cases have now been reported in the outbreak. She said the rise in cases heightens fears the Scottish Government is “dealing with a significant outbreak in Aberdeen that may include some community transmission”.A five-mile travel rule has been put in place and residents are being told not to enter each other’s houses.All indoor and outdoor hospitality venues have been told to close by 5pm on Wednesday.???? Using #TestAndProtect is how we will stop #coronavirus from spreading and protect ourselves, our loved ones, and the progress we have made so far in Scotland.
Police Scotland Deputy Chief Constable Will Kerr said: “It’s really important that people follow the instructions and guidance from the Scottish Government.
“To support that, we will have additional patrols in Aberdeen, where local restrictions have been reintroduced.
“Our approach to these local restrictions will reflect the consistent approach taken by Police Scotland since the outset of this pandemic, and our officers will continue to engage, educate and encourage people to comply, as we all support the public health efforts to stop the spread of the virus
“As a national service, Police Scotland is able to quickly flex capacity to support local communities across the country and we will provide whatever additional resources are necessary to protect and support the communities affected.”
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Nicola Sturgeon said 79 people have now tested positive in connection with the outbreak in the city.The First Minister said 79 confirmed cases have now been identified and a further 30 are under investigation as being potentially connected to the 32 venues announced by the Scottish Government as possibly linked to the outbreak.
“.has made it consistently clear that we all should take personal responsibility to do the right thing and remember the purpose of these measures is to aid the collective effort to stay safe, protect others and save lives by preventing the virus from spreading.
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He reiterated comments from Chief Constable Iain Livingstone that everyone should take personal responsibility to prevent the virus spreading.
Mr Kerr added: “Throughout the response to the pandemic, the majority of the public followed the law and Scottish Government advice.
“I realise that this situation will be frustrating for people in the affected area but it’s really important that we all continue to do so.
“Our officers will continue to explain the legislation and guidance but, for the minority who may choose to breach the regulations and risk the health of others, we will not hesitate to take enforcement action where appropriate.”
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