There are nine cases of the new strain of coronavirus in Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
The First Minister has said that ‘there’s a case’ to tighten the restrictions in place over the festive period.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 16 December, 2020, 12:46
- The First Minister has said that ‘ there’s a case’ to tighten Christmas Covid rules.
- There are nine cases of the new strain of coronavirus in Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
- A study has found that people in deprived areas are more likely to die of Covid.
“Every single day matters. What we do every single day matters.” Deputy CMO.
FM: Five day window over Christmas doesn’t mean people can do what they like. They must follow guidance.
Deputy CMO: “We believe we’re nearly there”
No evidence on how long the protection from the vaccine will last says Deputy CMO.
Since the vaccination programme started up to Sunday night, 18,644 people have received the first dose of the vaccine.
Wales have changed their Christmas guidelines - lowering the number of households that can meet indoors from three to two.
FM: This Christmas can’t be normal, but we have every reason to hope that next year will be normal.
“This Christmas, the best thing we can all do is try to keep our loved ones as safe as possible.”