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Scotland getting ‘very strong advice’ for tougher restrictions, Sturgeon warns

Written by on 6 October 2020

Scotland is facing tougher coronavirus restrictions, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon saying she is receiving “very strong public health advice” that further action is necessary.

The first minister told Tuesday’s briefing that the public health advice is to add measures above and beyond what they are currently – but wants to weigh the harms done to the economy against the case rise and strike a balance.

She told her daily coronavirus briefing that the government had reached “probably its most difficult decision point”, stressing it was “important to recognise cases are rising across the country”.

Ms Sturgeon said that case levels are higher than she is “comfortable” with, particularly around the middle of the country.

“The situation is not out of control, but the situation is a cause for concern,” she said, as she promised “targeted steps”.

“None of this is easy,” she added.

Ms Sturgeon was preparing the ground for announcements tomorrow.