Covid: Sturgeon says Scotland unlikely to come out of lockdown as planned

Covid: Sturgeon says Scotland unlikely to come out of lockdown as planned

Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland is “unlikely” to further ease restrictions on the coronavirus at the end of the month.

Speaking to Holyrood, the prime minister did not rule out further easing of the rules on 28 June – dropping to level 0 – but said the Scottish government would ‘suffice itself’ to allow vaccinations to continue working the programme. Wanted to buy time.

She suggested that Scotland would not return to “much more normalcy” until July at the earliest.

“Given the current situation – and more people need to be vaccinated before we relax any more – it is now fair to say that I think the country’s share is unlikely to fall by one. From 28 June Starting level,” Ms Sturgeon said. mentioned.

“Instead, it is possible that we choose to maintain the restrictions for an additional three weeks from June 28 and use that time – with both doses – for as many people as possible.

“It will give us the best chance, later in July, to get back on track and restore the more normalcy we all aspire to. “

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