Scotland shuts pubs and restaurants in Aberdeen to stem COVID-19 outbreak

Credit: REUTERS/POOL New

Scotland on Wednesday imposed new restrictions on the oil city of Aberdeen to tackle an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, ordering pubs and restaurants to close and visitors to stay away.

Adds context

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Scotland on Wednesday imposed new restrictions on the oil city of Aberdeen to tackle an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, ordering pubs and restaurants to close and visitors to stay away.

"We are at a stage of this pandemic where extreme caution is necessary, and also in my view, sensible," First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said at a press conference, following a meeting with officials that considered the latest data.

Sturgeon also advised against travel other than for work or education, and said people should not visit other households.

"We will be introducing regulations... requiring all indoor and outdoor hospitality in the city to close by 5pm today (1600 GMT)."

(Reporting by Kate Holton and William James; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

((kate.holton@thomsonreuters.com; 0044 207 542 8560; Reuters Messaging: kate.holton.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

Reuters

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations, and directly to consumers at Reuters.com and via Reuters TV.

Learn More