BREAKING: Scotland announces two weeks lockdown

Scotland has announced a two-week circuit-breaker lockdown set to come into force from Friday, according to national reports.

Scotland has announced 14 days (2 weeks) fresh lockdown across the nation today as it will take effect on Friday

The Sun says Nicola Sturgeon will today unveil the nation is returning to a full lockdown.

An NHS source says doctors have been told to prepare for the new measures coming into force at 7pm on Friday.

It is possible similar measures could be imposed across the UK.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he is about to unveil the latest lockdown rules.

And he said the measures had been shared with all the UK nations.

At the daily briefing yesterday Nicola Sturgeon said: “Given the numbers that we are seeing it is possible that we will need to do more.

“This is further evidence that in Scotland as it in in many countries – COVID is on the rise again.”

“It is vital that we do everything we can to get this under control.”

The First Minister added: “I can say that the government will be considering the latest clinical evidence and advice later on today and the cabinet will be considering the up to date situation when it meets tomorrow morning.”

“It could well be a number of different things.”

The idea of a two-week circuit-breaker lockdown for the UK has been circulating for the last few weeks.

It is likely it would involve closing everything except food shops, schools and universities, while encouraging people to work from

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