Coronavirus lockdown: Pubs and restaurants in Aberdeen will have to close from 5pm today

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 5th August 2020

Pubs and restaurants will have to close from 5pm today as Lockdown restrictions are being reimposed in Aberdeen due to a coronavirus cluster in the city.

Nicola Sturgeon said there are ‘54 cases in the significant outbreak’ and it’s "the biggest wake-up call" since the early days of the pandemic.

"There's always a sense of 'we're doing well and it won't happen here'. It can happen here and it is happening here, in Aberdeen." People are being told not to travel to Aberdeen, and those living in the city face travel restrictions.

According to BBC news, the outbreak has been linked to people who had visited the Hawthorn Bar on July 26 and the restrictions mean that the 228,000 people who live in the Aberdeen city area are no longer allowed into each others' houses.

They are being told not to travel more than five miles for leisure purposes. Travelling for work or education is permitted, but other travel is not advised.

The restrictions will be reviewed in seven days' time and may be extended beyond a week if necessary. It has caused a huge backlash on social media with many taking to Twitter to vent their anger at those who have flouted social distancing rules.

 

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 5th August 2020

Coronavirus lockdown: Pubs and restaurants in Aberdeen will have to close from 5pm today