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Science

Sturgeon unveils five-level Covid lockdown rules for Scotland | UK news

Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled a five-level system for restricting people’s movements and limiting physical contact as part of new measures to combat the spread of Covid-19. The system includes a top level that is tougher than the highest of England’s three tiers, which Sturgeon said would be closer to the lockdown imposed across the UK in late March. It would involve the closure of all non-essential shops, bars, restaurants and leisure venues; strict controls on travelling and using public transport; and potentially a “stay at home” message similar to that...
Health

Doctors catch Covid after distancing rules ‘ignored’ at Surrey function | World news

An NHS trust is investigating after two junior doctors contracted coronavirus following a function with 20 other colleagues where social distancing rules were allegedly ignored. The cases, involving junior doctors from Royal Surrey NHS foundation trust who congregated at a social gathering unconnected to the trust, were declared an outbreak by Public Health England. However, contact tracing concluded there was no risk to patients because personal protective equipment was used at work and the staff swiftly isolated. The staff members in question did not return to work after testing positive....
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