Coronavirus: Scotland bans household visits as COVID-19 rules tightened

People in Scotland have been banned from visiting other households indoors, in tough new restrictions that go further than those announced for England.

First minister Nicola Sturgeon said the COVID-19 restrictions would come to force from tomorrow.

As is already the message in Scotland, everyone who can work from home, should work from home.

And from Friday, pubs, bars and restaurants will have to close from 10pm.

However, Ms Sturgeon said other restrictions would be unavoidable if rules on face masks and social distancing are not followed.

Ms Sturgeon also said she wanted to keep schools and businesses open as much as possible.

It comes just hours after Boris Johnson announced further restrictions to combat the rise in coronavirus cases in England.

The prime minister announced face masks would become compulsory for bar staff, shop workers, waiters and taxi drivers.

He also said fines for failing to wear a face mask would rise to £200 and will be extended to customers when they are not seated at a table.

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