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Aberdeen is banned: Nicola Sturgeon orders all pubs in the city to close


Aberdeen has been closed again because pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed and people are prohibited from traveling more than eight kilometers from the city.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said 54 outbreaks have been reported in the outbreak – twice as many as yesterday.

She said the increase in cases is fueling concerns that the Scottish government is "dealing with a significant outbreak in Aberdeen that could involve some community transmission".

It comes a day after the queen has landed at Aberdeen Airport, where she has been picked up by a driver and taken to Balmoral, about an hour away.

And it is six days after parts of the north-west of England have been restricted again.

First Scottish minister Nicola Sturgeon said the restrictions were introduced after 54 new coronavirus cases from crowded bars (pictured in the city center) emerged over the weekend

Ms. Sturgeon (pictured) said 191 contacts related to the cluster were traced. Adding the double in cases has contributed to a greater fear of a "significant outbreak".

Ms. Sturgeon (pictured) said 191 contacts related to the cluster were traced. Adding the double in cases has contributed to a greater fear of a "significant outbreak".

It comes a day after the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh flew from RAF Northolt in west London to Aberdeen Airport

It comes a day after the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh flew from RAF Northolt in west London to Aberdeen Airport

A five-mile travel rule has been introduced in Aberdeen, and residents are advised not to enter the other's homes. All indoor and outdoor restaurants should close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

The measures that apply to the Aberdeen City area are supported by government regulations, the First Minister said, and will be enforced if the rules are not followed.

The decision was made after a meeting of the Scottish Government Resilience Committee (SCOR), which also included heads of Aberdeen City Council, the NHS Grampian and the Scottish Police.

Ms. Sturgeon added that it was decided to take some action again to "prevent further spread and give the test and protection teams the best possible chance to successfully break these transmission chains".

The First Minister said people shouldn't go to Aberdeen, but those who are already there can stay.

She added that the changes will be reviewed next Wednesday if she hopes that some or all of them can be removed.

Ms. Sturgeon said that if necessary they could be extended beyond this seven day period.

At the Covid meeting in Edinburgh on Wednesday, she said the increase in cases had contributed to a greater fear that there was a "significant outbreak" in the city.

According to the First Minister, more than 20 other pubs and restaurants are involved in the cluster.

Across Scotland, Ms. Sturgeon said 18,781 people had tested positive for the virus, 64 versus 18,717 the previous day.

"The last thing we want to do is reintroduce these restrictions, but this outbreak reminds us of how highly contagious Covid is," said Ms. Sturgeon.

“Our precautionary and careful judgment is that we must act now, as difficult as it is undoubtedly difficult, to contain this outbreak and prevent further damage later.

"As I said, it is all about doing everything to ensure that our children can go back to school next week."

She added, "If we act now, we have the time and space to protect our young people's ability to return to education."

Yesterday, the First Minister said that she wanted to cry over pictures of bar visitors who had no social distance at the weekend, as 27 cases were linked to a bar.

SNP MP Stephen Flynn tweeted two photos yesterday that he had seen online in the city center where an outbreak occurred at the Hawthorn Bar.

The MP said he was "insulted" by the pictures showing dozens of people queuing up to enter pubs in the city.

NHS Grampian later announced that 27 cases of the virus have been linked to the groin, adding that it is "known" that photos are shared online by "extremely busy bars".

The First Minister addressed the cluster in Aberdeen and thanked the owners of the Hawthorn Bar, where the outbreak may have started. He said it was working to address the cluster.

She added that the coronavirus outbreak was "exactly what we feared" when the decision was made to reopen the hotel industry.

Pictures show groups of people outside Soul Bar and The Justice Mill in Aberdeen, where a number of cases have been linked to another pub, Hawthorn Bar

Pictures show groups of people outside Soul Bar and The Justice Mill in Aberdeen, where a number of cases have been linked to another pub, Hawthorn Bar

SNP MP Stephen Flynn tweeted two photos yesterday that he had seen online in the city center where an outbreak occurred at the Hawthorn Bar

SNP MP Stephen Flynn tweeted two photos yesterday that he had seen online in the city center where an outbreak occurred at the Hawthorn Bar

Ms. Sturgeon, who retweeted Mr. Flynn's pictures on Monday morning, described the scenes as “dangerous” and warned that more bars could be closed

Ms. Sturgeon, who retweeted Mr. Flynn's pictures on Monday morning, described the scenes as “dangerous” and warned that more bars could be closed

Ms. Sturgeon, who retweeted Mr. Flynn's pictures on Monday morning, described the scenes as “dangerous” and warned that more bars could be closed.

She said: & # 39; Right from @StephenFlynnSNP – Covid remains a real and current threat to our health and wellbeing.

“Scenes like this are dangerous and can easily cause pubs to close – which nobody wants. We all have a responsibility here. Please, please all #keeptheheid. & # 39;

Mr. Flynn, who represents Aberdeen South, said: “A little upset about some of the photos that appear online from the city center this weekend.

& # 39; Covid-19 hasn't disappeared – as can be seen from the cluster associated with The Hawthorn Bar. Should serve as a wake-up call that some people clearly need. & # 39;

NHS Grampian tweeted Monday, "We can confirm that the number of cases discovered in the Aberdeen COVID-19 cluster related to The Hawthorn Bar is now 27."

He added: “We know that many photos were shared on social media over the weekend in extremely busy bars and venues in Aberdeen.

& # 39; Our environmental health colleagues on the Aberdeen City Council are in contact with licensees in the city to review safety rules and regulations. & # 39;

Dr. Emmanuel Okpo, consultant in public health medicine, said: “It is not surprising that more cases have been discovered. This virus is still circulating in our communities. It is a risk for all of us.

"People who have not gone to this bar or live in other parts of Grampian should not assume that they are somehow" safe ".

"If you develop the symptoms of COVID-19 – a loss of taste or smell, a fever, or a new, persistent cough, isolate yourself at home and schedule a test."

The owners said customers – who were there on July 26th – tested positive, but NHS Grampian confirmed that they showed only mild symptoms.

Physical distancing measures have been taken in the pub and contact tracking is being carried out to identify other potential cases.

Today's announcement, Tracy Black, director of CBI Scotland, said: “Although this news will be disappointing for many people and businesses, it is important that we keep an eye on the virus and put public safety first.

“Aberdeen will not be the last area to be restricted again in the coming months. As a result, the Scottish Government must do everything it can to provide businesses and individuals with clear, timely advice and appropriate support. This is a must to maintain public trust.

"This will be a particular blow to the local hospitality sector, which now faces double locks, and underscores the need for government support to keep pace with the course of the virus."

In the meantime, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh came to Scotland yesterday for the start of their summer vacation.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Scotland at the start of their summer vacation. The couple traveled by private jet from RAF Northolt in west London to Aberdeen Airport, where they were picked up by the driver pictured

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Scotland at the start of their summer vacation. The couple traveled by private jet from RAF Northolt in west London to Aberdeen Airport, where they were picked up by the driver pictured

The couple were chased off the plane by royal aides who carried luggage and their trusty Dorgis - a cross between a Dachshund and a Welsh Corgi. In the picture, a royal employee carries one of the Dorgis from the flight

The couple were chased off the plane by royal aides who carried luggage and their trusty Dorgis – a cross between a Dachshund and a Welsh Corgi. In the picture, a royal employee carries one of the Dorgis from the flight

The couple, who had isolated themselves at Windsor Castle, used to drive to RAF Northolt in west London, where they boarded a private jet.

After a short flight, the Queen (94) and Prince Philip (99) landed at Aberdeen Airport, where they were picked up by a driver and made the one-hour trip to Balmoral.

They landed in cloudy weather, and the queen pulled a rain jacket over her chic powder blue suit as her husband followed her down the plane's stairs in his own practical waterproof coat.

They were followed by royal helpers who carried luggage and a pair of Dorgis, the Queen's beloved dogs, which represent a cross between a Dachshund and a Welsh Corgi.

Her Majesty and the Duke will remain on the 50,000-hectare estate until early October and will be accompanied by family members throughout their visit.

Balmoral: The summer vacation of the royal family

A group of adjutants have already traveled to the royal family's Scottish home to prepare the castle for the couple's arrival. The Queen and Philip stay in the main castle shown

A group of adjutants have already traveled to the royal family's Scottish home to prepare the castle for the couple's arrival. The Queen and Philip stay in the main castle shown

Balmoral Castle has been the Scottish house of the royal family since it was bought by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria in 1852 and leased for the first time in 1848.

In the fall of 1842, two and a half years after her marriage to Prince Albert, Queen Victoria made her first visit to Scotland. They were so impressed with the Highlands that they decided to go back. Another visit to Perthshire and then to Ardverikie encouraged her to take the opportunity to buy Balmoral.

After Queen Victoria bought the castle in 1852, it was planned to build a new castle about 100 meters northwest of the old building, which was designed by architect William Smith from Aberdeen.

On September 28, 1853, Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone for the new castle. Prince Albert was very interested in the design and construction, which was completed in 1856, also in the Scottish Baronial style.

The castle is made of local granite, which was precisely cut with the modern machines of the time to give the building a much smoother surface than usual.

Prince Albert set about landscaping the area and started a multi-year improvement program based on a model he had built in sand. The main work was completed in 1859 and included new houses, stables, workshops and schools.

Royals continue to improve the castle and the harsh, beautiful surroundings fascinated generations of royals ever since.

The Queen has visited Balmoral almost every year of her reign and it has a special place in her heart.

It will be a welcome change for the couple who have not left Windsor Castle since March.

A group of royal adjutants traveled to the sprawling 50,000 acre Scottish estate yesterday to prepare the castle for the couple's arrival.

It is believed that employees have been quarantined for two weeks to minimize the risk of the Queen or Prince Philip, both over 90 years of age, being exposed to Covid-19.

According to reports, the handpicked team of royal aides, to whom the couple will belong, will be Vice Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt, the host. Sir Edward Young, the Queen's Private Secretary, and Paul Whybrew and William Henderson, their pages.

Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah, her stable master; Terry Pendry, her head groom; Angela Kelly, the Queen's personal assistant and her executive dresser; Jackie Newbold, Kellys PA; According to The Sunday Times, three commode assistants will also be added.

It is believed that staff will minimize contact with people outside the royal household to create a "balmoral bubble" that is designed to ensure the safety of the Queen and Prince Philip.

Measures are also taken when members of the royal family come to visit. As a rule, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are accompanied by their children and grandchildren and close friends during the summer holidays.

But this year, all visitors, usually including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex, will likely maintain social distance locally.

Family members will not stay in the castle with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh as in previous years, but will be accommodated in other properties on the site of the 50,000 hectare estate.

You can instead meet them for outdoor activities such as walks, horse riding, and picnics.

Earlier reports indicate that Balmoral employees were excluded from social activities and the annual Ghillies Ball was also canceled due to coronavirus.

Aberdeen will be closed six days after parts of the north west of England have been restricted again.

Four and a half million people in and around Manchester face fines of £ 100 if they break newly imposed blackout rules that come into effect at midnight.

The new laws prohibit sex with people who do not live with them. People can only stay with someone from another household if they have been in a support bubble with them beforehand.

Ministers signed the 2020 Coronavirus (Restrictions on Gatherings) Regulation (Northern England), which calls for a greater shutdown in Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire after a massive increase in cases in the region.

They originally announced that the rules would come into force at midnight on July 31. Anyone who disregards them could be fined £ 100 and up to £ 3,200 for repeated violations.

They prevent people from meeting those with whom they do not live in houses or public facilities such as "pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, places of worship, community centers, leisure and entertainment venues or visitor attractions".

But “support bubbles” from two households, one of whom is a single person or a single family can continue to meet indoors.

And groups in the open with up to six people are allowed to meet socially distant in the open air outdoors – but not in gardens.

Downing Street has taken a localized approach to dealing with the crisis.

Infection rates released yesterday by health officials - for the period July 25-31 - show how cases are increasing in all but three of Greater Manchester's ten districts

Infection rates released yesterday by health officials – for the period July 25-31 – show how cases are increasing in all but three of Greater Manchester's ten districts

The streets of Manchester were full of revelers on Friday evenings, despite the fact that a local ban was put in place to combat the increase in cases of corona viruses. The announcement was made by Health Minister Matt Hancock on Thursday evening

The streets of Manchester were full of revelers on Friday evenings, despite the fact that a local ban was put in place to combat the increase in cases of corona viruses. The announcement was made by Health Minister Matt Hancock on Thursday evening

Which areas are affected by the change in law?

The legislation imposes restrictions on all local authorities, which are covered by:

  • Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Bury Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Manchester City Council
  • Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Rochdale Borough Council
  • Salford City Council
  • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Burnley Borough Council,
  • Hyndburn Borough Council,
  • Pendle Borough Council,
  • Rossendale Borough Council
  • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Kirklees Metropolitan Council

However, the restricted zone can change at any time in accordance with the instructions of Minister of Health Matt Hancock in accordance with legal requirements.

It came when local coronavirus contact tracking teams were set up in the worst affected part of England to fill the holes left by the creaking national testing and tracking system. This was announced yesterday.

Blackburn staff from the Darwen Borough Council said his staff will use their local knowledge to find people who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus.

Details will be forwarded to the local service if the national NHS test and trace system cannot contact a local resident after two days.

The local public protection team will visit the house if another 48 hours pass and the resident has not responded by email, text or phone.

The announcement came when ministers admitted that the struggling national coronavirus contact tracking system needed to improve – but insisted that schools reopen in September despite fears of a catastrophic second climax.

Scientists said the only way to get schools back and avoid another Christmas crisis is to dramatically speed up NHS test and trace operations.

To prevent a second wave of school reopening, the NHS contact tracking system must reach 68 percent of cases and their contacts, according to researchers from University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

However, the current NHS system is “not good enough” because it only reaches half of the contacts and only a fraction of the symptomatic cases are tested.

On the hottest day of the year, groups of Friday drinkers flocked to Manchester's pubs and bars. The beer gardens were crowded, despite the government introducing new blocking measures.

When temperatures rose across the country, people were close together in pubs, contrary to government recommendations. And similar temperatures are expected again this weekend.

This graph shows the number of infections in Greater Manchester from July 1 to 29, two days before the new blocking measures are reintroduced

This graph shows the number of infections in Greater Manchester from July 1 to 29, two days before the new blocking measures are reintroduced

The weekly infection rate with coronaviruses - the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 people - in Trafford has risen from 14.2 in a report published on July 23 to 36.8 in the latest figures released on Friday in Trafford within 14 days Public Health England doubled

The weekly infection rate with coronaviruses – the number of cases diagnosed per 100,000 people – in Trafford has risen from 14.2 in a report published on July 23 to 36.8 in the latest figures released on Friday in Trafford within 14 days Public Health England doubled

The infection rate in Oldham, the second most affected agency in England, has also increased - from 18.3 to 54.3

The infection rate in Oldham, the second most affected agency in England, has also increased – from 18.3 to 54.3

Manchester City's Covid 19 fall rate was 21 at the end of June and decreased slightly in the first few weeks of July. But it has risen from 13 to 22.1 in the past fortnight

Manchester City's Covid 19 fall rate was 21 at the end of June and decreased slightly in the first few weeks of July. But it has risen from 13 to 22.1 in the past fortnight

According to a local official, eighty percent of new Covid-19 cases in a severely affected part of Greater Manchester are white.

City councils in other parts of the northwest – including Blackburn – have warned that the Asian community is driving spikes in coronavirus cases.

According to Eleanor Roaf, director of public health in Trafford, the cases in the community where 235,000 people live focus on the “beautiful green suburbs”.

She fears that a "smug white middle class" will mistakenly believe that the disease "does not affect them because of overcrowding in ethnic minority families".

Official NHS numbers show that the infection rate in Trafford, one of the richest of the 10 districts in the Greater Manchester area, is now gradually decreasing.

The community had 32.6 cases per 100,000 population between July 26 and August 1 – 10 percent less than the previous week.

Separate data released on Friday showed that Trafford's infection rate tripled from 10.2 to 36.8 in just one week.

Only one authority in Greater Manchester – Wigan – is not included in the list of 20 areas with the highest infection rates in England.

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