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The six people are currently being treated for complications suspected to be related to the new variant. The six people would be treated in hospitals in Glasgow. Due to the rise of the Indian variant in the region, the Scottish government has decided to keep Glasgow in a higher lockdown level with easy restrictions elsewhere.

Speaking to the Daily Record, a source said: “At least one person has received two doses of the vaccine.

“This is part of the reason for the concern.”

Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday took action to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Glasgow.

She announced that Glasgow and the Moray region will remain in Level 3 lockdown restrictions for at least a week longer than the rest of Scotland.

This prolonged lockdown situation will affect around 700,000 people.

Speaking to the Scottish Parliament yesterday, Mrs Sturgeon said: ‘I know it will be disappointing for residents and businesses of Moray.

“However, in my opinion it is reasonable, albeit difficult, to be careful now to allow Moray to move more confidently to level 2 rather than relaxing the restrictions and risking having to roll back later.” .

Sturgeon added: “The Scottish government is applying similar reasoning in Glasgow, which I have to say is even more worrying at this point.

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The Prime Minister said at a press conference in Downing Street: ‘I don’t think we need, based on the current evidence, to delay our roadmap and we will continue with our plan to move to the third stage in England from Monday.

“But I have to say with you that this new variant could seriously disrupt our progress and make it more difficult to move to the fourth stage in June.”

The Indian variant of the coronavirus has been officially named B.1.617.2.

It is one of four mutated versions of the coronavirus that have been designated as “of concern” by the World Health Organization.

The new variant is not believed to be resistant to current vaccines, but scientists are cautious about how quickly it spreads. has contacted the Scottish Government and the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for comment on the above details.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-15 10:46:06