Pubs and restaurants in Aberdeen ordered to close as local lockdown imposed

From 5pm tonight, all clubhouses operated by golf clubs that lie within the Aberdeen City local authority framework are to be closed, with the five-mile maximum travel guidance also being reintroduced.

After First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the reimposition of restrictoons in the city, including the closure of pubs and restaurants and curbs on travel, NHS Grampian issued a list of further premises they say have been visited in recent days by those infected.

The cluster, thought to be linked to people who had visited a bar in the city centre on July 26, became apparent on Sunday when 54 new cases were confirmed.

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Residents are not allowed to travel more than five miles for leisure purposes and are advised to travel only for work, education, grocery shopping and health care. People in the city are also unable to go to other peoples' houses.

Residents can not travel more than five miles from their homes if they are in the affected area.

The restrictions will be reviewed in seven days' time and may be extended beyond a week if necessary.

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The first minister said the restrictions, which will be enforced in the Aberdeen City Council area, were reimposed "extremely reluctantly".

There have been no coronavirus deaths in Scotland for the 20th day in a row, Ms Sturgeon told the media briefing, and restrictions have been imposed in an attempt to carry on the positive trend.

"As I said earlier, this is about doing all we can to ensure our children can return to schools next week".

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She said for those found to be a close contact, self-isolation is "non-negotiable" and added even if a test comes back negative the person will still need to self-isolate for two weeks.

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