Pubs are closing again in Aberdeen as lockdown restrictions reimposed

The measures will last for at least seven days

Pubs and restaurants in Aberdeen will be shutting again from 5pm today, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Lockdown restrictions are due to be reimposed in Aberdeen due to a new cluster of coronavirus in the city. There have been 54 new cases, which is a “significant outbreak”.

The restrictions will be in place for at least a week, and are due to be reviewed in seven days’ time. They will then be extended if necessary.

A cluster of the new cases are said to be linked to an Aberdeen pub. Nicola Sturgeon said a list of the 20 licensed venues involved in the outbreak will be published later today.

This is the first local lockdown in Scotland. People are also being told not to travel to Aberdeen, and those living in the city should not travel more than five miles for leisure purposes, or go into each others’ houses.

People can still travel for work or education.

This comes after first UK local lockdown in Leicester last month.