MP urging Aberdeenshire people to follow coronavirus rules
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Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid has urged constituents to stick "rigidly" to the Covid-19 social distancing and hygiene rules amid fears that Aberdeenshire may be placed under tighter restrictions.
A continued increase in cases suggest that the council area may be moved from level two to level three of Coronavirus restrictions this week.
Local figures published by NHS Grampian have shown spikes in and around Peterhead, Fraserburgh and other parts of the Banff and Buchan constituency.
Mr Duguid said: "The latest local figures show clearly that cases are rising in parts of Aberdeenshire, and particularly in areas within my Banff and Buchan constituency.
"This is a worrying trend and there is now a real risk of Aberdeenshire being moved up to the tier three level of restrictions.
"The best way to prevent that from happening is for people to stick rigidly to the rules and break the chain of transmission.
"There is absolutely no room whatsoever for complacency – the virus is still out there.
"I would encourage everyone across Banff and Buchan, and Aberdeenshire more widely, to continue to protect each other by following the social distancing and hygiene measures with which we have unfortunately become very familiar.
"Failure to stop the spread of the virus will almost certainly result in more restrictions being imposed on our day-to-day lives and on local businesses."