Coronavirus in Scotland: Watch as Glasgow reacts to Level 4 announcement

Watch as Glasgow residents react to the news that the city will be placed in Level 4 of Scotland’s regional lockdown system.

The Scotsman caught up with the people of Glasgow after First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced more than two million people are to be placed under Scotland's toughest Covid-19 lockdown restrictions for three weeks.

In an emotional video, residents shared their hopes and concerns as Scotland’s largest city prepares to re-enter lockdown.

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Announcing the rules change this afternoon, Ms Sturgeon said: “In the seven days up to Friday, Scotland as a whole had just over 140 new cases of covid per 100,000 people.

In an emotional video, residents shared their hopes and concerns as Scotland’s largest city prepares to re-enter lockdown. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
In an emotional video, residents shared their hopes and concerns as Scotland’s largest city prepares to re-enter lockdown. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

“All of the areas moving to level 4 were above that level - ranging from West Lothian,with a rate of 158 cases per 100,000, to Glasgow with 277.

“Test positivity for all of these areas, with the exception of West Dunbartonshire, was also above the average.

“Stirling has experienced a particularly sharp increase in cases in the last week.

“While some of that can be attributed to specific outbreaks, there is also a level of community transmission that must be tackled.

“In the other areas, infection rates have stabilised or slightly fallen as a result of level 3 measures.

“However - and this is the key point of concern - the infection rate in all of these areas remains stubbornly and worryingly high.”

The council areas that will move to Level 4 from Friday are: the City of Glasgow, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, East Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, Stirling and West Lothian.

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