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Nicola Sturgeon confirms stricter ‘level three’ coronavirus restrictions for Dundee from Monday

Coronavirus restrictions in Dundee will be ramped up following a local spike in the infection rate.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday afternoon that the city will be placed under tier three restrictions from Monday.

Angus, Fife and Perth and Kinross will be under level two restrictions.

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Scotland’s new five-tier system for tackling coronavirus was voted through by MSPs on Tuesday.

Confirming the news, Ms Sturgeon said: “I indicated earlier this week that we had cause for concern in relation to Dundee and that we expected it to move into level three.

“Dundee is currently seeing per week around 185 new cases per 100,000 of the population. That is higher than for several of the areas already in the equivalent of level three.

“We have therefore decided that a level three assessment for Dundee is the correct one and so from Monday at 6am Dundee will move into level three.”

The announcement means stricter measures will be in place on hospitality in Dundee. Non-essential travel will not be permitted into and out of the city, however shops and gyms can remain open.

Other areas under level three restrictions are: Inverclyde, East and West Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Falkirk, Clarkmannanshire, Midlothian, East and West Lothian, and South, East and North Ayrshire.

The restrictions will first be reviewed on November 10 – after which they will be scrutinised for potential changes on a weekly basis.

Ms Sturgeon added that the R-number in Scotland is now believed to be at 1.3.

It comes after a further 37 Covid-19 deaths were recorded in Scotland.

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Dundee on Tier 3, Fife, Angus, Perth and Kinross on 2: The new rules around pubs, restaurants and socialising

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