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Nicola Sturgeon said there had been a “quite significant number of new cases” reported over the weekend, which was a cause for concern. She said that guidance for people attending parent and baby groups has changed following a review after concerns were raised about the impact restrictions had on the ability of groups to run, as previously only five adults were allowed. A total of 697 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland in the past 24 hours.
During the daily briefing, the First Minister said: “It is vital we do everything we can to get this situation under control in a proportionate way.
“It is possible we will have to do more.”
She later added: “I think what will be more important in terms of our decision-making, we will be communicating whatever decisions we make.
“A circuit-breaker could mean a lot of different things and so what we are looking at what further restrictions may be necessary to get the virus back under control.
“That could be a number of different things and it’s not something like the lockdown we had in March.
“We have considerations this afternoon where I and clinical advisors will look at the current state of the epidemic.”
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