Glasgow lockdown tightened as coronavirus cases skyrocket in Scottish city

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Glasgow's lockdown is being tightened after coronavirus cases skyrocketed in the city.

Restrictions on visiting other households are being reintroduced in the Glasgow area, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Tuesday.

The restrictions will apply to people living in Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire.

They will be in place for two weeks, but will be reviewed after a week.

The move came after 66 new positive tests were recorded in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

Ms Sturgeon said the virus seemed to be spreading inside homes and between households in the three affected areas, and that residents should no longer host members of other households in their homes.

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On Monday the First Minister expressed concern after 160 more people tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland.

She said the rise in cases was "partly the result of a greater number of people being tested", but added the news was "undoubtedly a concern".

Any connection between cases was being "carefully considered" by health protection teams, she said.

Scotland has seen a total of 20,478 cases of Covid-19 and 2,494 people have died since the pandemic began.

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