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Glasgow and Moray to remain under level 3 curbs

Stuart Patrick

Stuart Patrick: keen to see lessons learned quickly (pic: Terry Murden)

Glasgow and Moray are to remain under level three Covid restrictions for at least another week because of a rise in cases.

It will mean curbs on meeting or drinking alcohol indoors will not be lifted when the rest of the country moves into level 2 on Monday. Cinemas and theatres will remain closed.

Businesses that were meant to open in Glasgow will be given financial support from the Scottish Government. People are asked not to travel in or out of the city.

There was anger across the business community at the short-notice after many had ordered supplies and arranged for staff to work from Monday. One described the offer of £750 compensation per business as a “joke”.

The decision to allow fans at the Scottish Cup final has now been reversed and it will be played in an empty Hampden Park, causing more anger among fans who say the match could be switched to a stadium outside Glasgow that will not be in use.

The rest of mainland Scotland will drop down to level two next week, and most islands will be placed in level one.

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