5th August 2020: Lockdown is imposed in Aberdeen, Scotland after the cluster spread of the pandemic coronavirus is detected.
According to reports from BBC News, lockdown restrictions are being reimposed in Aberdeen due to a coronavirus cluster in the city, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
Ms. Sturgeon said there had been 54 cases in the “significant outbreak” and that the cluster had now involved community transmissions.
As part of the safety measures, the pubs and restaurants will be shut down at 5 pm. People are being advised not to travel to the city.
Under the lockdown measures which have been reintroduced in the city, those living in the area should not visit each other houses. People in that area should not travel more than five miles for leisure purposes.
Traveling for work or education is permitted, but other travel is not advised.
Ms. Sturgeon said it had been “extremely reluctantly” agreed to reimpose the restrictions after discussions with NHS Grampian, Police Scotland, and the city council.
The restrictions will be reviewed within a week’s time and may be extended beyond a week if necessary.
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