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Scotland moves 11 areas into highest level of COVID-19 restrictions

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon looks on, ahead of her statement to the Scottish Parliament on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain November 17, 2020. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon said that 11 areas including the city of Glasgow would be moved into the country’s highest level of coronavirus restrictions due to higher infection rates.

“Eleven local authorities will from 6pm on Friday, for a strictly limited period, move from level 3 to level 4,” Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament on Tuesday.

Reporting by Michael Holden, writing by Sarah Young, editing by Estelle Shirbon