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FM urges Scots to avoid Covid hotspot Blackpool

Nicola Sturgeon is advising Scots to give the famous Blackpool Tower a miss

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged Scots, including Old Firm fans, not to travel to traditional autumn destinations such as Blackpool this weekend.

At least 180 people in Scotland who tested positive for coronavirus in the last month reported taking a trip to Blackpool.

There is particular concern that Celtic and Rangers fans intend to travel to Blackpool to watch the weekend’s Old Firm match in pubs on Saturday because of the closure of bars in Glasgow.

“It is important right now to restrict travel as much as we can,” she said at her daily briefing.

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