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10 November 2020 18:33

Nicola Sturgeon Janey Godley Coronavirus

Coronavirus Scotland RECAP: Nicola Sturgeon reveals new local lockdown Levels

Welcome to Edinburgh Live's coverage of today's coronavirus update. Today, Nicola Sturgeon made a statement to the Scottish Parliament today as she laid out the new tier alert levels for each of the different areas in Scotland. The First Minister did not move any areas of Scotland down a level, however certain areas such as Fife and Perth and Kinross were moved to tier three. Edinburgh and the Lothians are to remain at level three, alongside Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Lanarkshire. However, the First Minister has issued greater concern about areas in the west, where figures have leveled out at a "stubborn" point, which is still "too high going into winter".

Although Edinburgh is making promising moves, Nicola Sturgeon stated it was too early to move the city down to tier two, but expressed hopes this could happen in the near future. The First Minister also stated that there is now perhaps a "light at the end of the tunnel", as news of a successful vaccination has broken in recent days. However, Scots were also urged to "continue to follow the rules as we are not out of the tunnel yet." The update came as a further 832 cases of the virus were confirmed today, with 39 deaths also registered. You can find a full recap of the briefing below. Glasgow and the surrounding areas of the Central Belt will continue to fall under level three of the Scottish Government's five-tier system.

Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that there will be no easing of restrictions for the next week, stating: "While we are seeing a levelling off, we have not yet seen a sustained fall in cases. A plateauing rate of infection is not a stable condition. "It would clearly not be prudent to ease restrictions this week." She added that no local authority will move to level four this week, but that "there are some giving us cause for concern and we will be monitoring them closely in the coming weeks". The FM pointed to a varied picture across those areas currently in level 3, and said that she "cannot rule out" a move to level four - Glasgow was name checked, along with Inverclyde, Stirling, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire. She added: "We want to give the current levels time to work but we will not shy away [from level four]." Ms Sturgeon also revealed the latest Covid-19 statistics, with 39 more deaths recorded in Scotland in the last 24 hours.

That brings the death toll under the Scottish Government's measure to 3,079. 832 positive tests were recorded since yesterday - 293 of those in Greater Glasgow and Clyde and 171 in Lanarkshire. There are 1,239 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus - of those, 102 are in intensive care. Follow live coronavirus updates below, including a breakdown of the First Minister's statement at Holyrood as it happens - and what that means for lockdown restrictions near you. As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles.

Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. Close Coronavirus in Scotland: when will Nicola Sturgeon announce review on restriction levels and what it means for your local area? Scotland's First Minister is due to give the nation an update on the country's lockdown restrictions in the Scottish Parliament today. By Katharine Hay Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 4:14 pm Nicola Sturgeon's announcement will take place in front of MSPs at Holyrood this afternoon shortly after 2pm – the time is yet to be confirmed. The session will be a review of the country's lockdown restrictions and if any changes to the levels placed in each local authority need to be made. Sign up to our public interest bulletins - get the latest news on the Coronavirus Sign up to our public interest bulletins - get the latest news on the Coronavirus Sign up now Thanks for signing up! Sorry, there seem to be some issues. Please try again later. Submitting... During her daily briefing on Monday, Ms Sturgeon said the current rules in place in each council area are 'highly unlikely' to ease given the Scottish Government's aim to significantly lower cases ahead of winter. Nicola Sturgeon to review lockdown restrictions picture: JPI Media Here is some information about what to expect ahead of today's announcement: When is the lockdown review? The first review of these restrictions is set to take place today (Tuesday) shortly after 2pm, but the time is yet to be confirmed. A review of the rules in place will then take place on a weekly basis with the results of any changes coming into force on the Friday of each week. How likely is it that Covid-19 restrictions will be eased or tightened? Speaking during her announcement to the nation on Monday, the First Minister said while she is not anticipating a nation-wide level 4 lockdown, she said the easing of current restrictions in place is 'highly unlikely.' Where can I watch the First Minister's lockdown review? You can watch Ms Sturgeon's coronavirus press briefing on Scottish Parliament TV here. What tier of restrictions is my region under? No regions have been placed under the lowest or highest level 0 and level 4 restrictions. Level 1: Highland, Moray, Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland Level 2: Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen, Fife, the Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Argyll & Bute and also Perth & Kinross and Angus Level 3: Inverclyde, East and West Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire, and the City of Glasgow; South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire and North Ayrshire; Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire; The City of Edinburgh, Midlothian, West Lothian and East Lothian You can find out which restrictions your region is under by checking the government's postcode checker. A message from the Editor: Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers.