Covid lockdown easing ‘likely to be delayed until July’

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Published on 15 Jun 2021, 14:21
It is 'unlikely' that any part of Scotland will be moved to level zero from June 28, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Speaking at the Scottish Parliament, the First Minister indicated that restrictions will be maintained for a further three weeks from that date in order to vaccinate more people.

Sturgeon explained that cases in Scotland had risen by a fifth in the last week, and are now more than five times higher than in early May.

It comes a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a delay of four weeks to the planned lifting of lockdown across England.