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Coronavirus update: Sturgeon addresses travel legislation

By Kirsty Brown

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In Scotland in the last 24 hours there have been a total of 1089 positive cases which equates to 4.6 per cent of those tested overall.

NHS Greater Glasgow saw 349 cases, Lanarkshire 213 , Lothian 183 and Ayrshire 78 with the remaining cases across Scotland.

NHS Grampian saw 62 cases while NHS Highland saw a further 11 cases.

In the seven days to November 16 there were 155 cases in Aberdeenshire (59.3 per 100,000) and 135 in Aberdeen City (59 per 100,000) .

A total of 50 deaths were also recorded in Scotland with Covid-19 as a contributing factor in the last 24 hours.

In First Minister's Questions today Nicola Sturgeon addressed Parliament on the changes to travel restrictions coming into place in Scotland tomorrow (Friday).

It will now be law to adhere to the travel restrictions laid out by the Scottish Government, which means that it will be criminal for those in a level three or four area to travel outwith their locality for anything other than essential travel.

It will also be a criminal act for those in a level one or two area to travel into a level three or four area unless the travel is deemed essential.

Examples of essential travel are available on the Scottish Government website, however Ms Sturgeon did acknowledge that this list is not exhaustive.

Despite notably rising cases Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City remain in level two while Moray remains in level one.

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