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Coronavirus restrictions: Scotland urged to 'stick with' lockdown rules

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Ms Sturgeon said more detailed advice and information would be published next week.But she stressed that the current lockdown restrictions remained in place for now."I know how hard these restrictions are and I absolutely know that hearing me talking about easing them, particularly as we head into a bank holiday weekend, will make all of this seem even tougher," she said."But you do need to stick with it for a few more days because if we do then I really hope that this time next week when I stand here telling you all to have a nice weekend, I will also be telling you to enjoy, for the first time in a long while, seeing some of your family and friends over the weekend - as long as you do it outdoors and remember to stay socially distant."
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Ms Sturgeon also said Scotland could need more than the 2,000 contact tracers being recruited to help control the spread of coronavirus.She insisted the Scottish government is "on track" to have 2,000 contact tracers in place by June, and was "very close" to being able to process 15,000 tests for Covid-19 a day.Contact tracers and a higher testing capacity are necessary as part of the Scottish government's test, trace and isolate approach, which is being brought in to try to curb the spread of the disease when lockdown is eased.But Ms Sturgeon conceded more testing and tracers may be required, depending on "the requirements the virus places on us".She confirmed there were 660 contact tracers currently in place, with another 750 "at various stages of the appointment and training process".
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