Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that circuit breaker lockdowns will not be considered amid a sudden increase in coveted cases.
Addressing a media briefing today, the first minister said the third lockdown would not be used to stem the rise of new infections.
However, Ms Sturgeon said the Scottish government “cannot and will not rule out anything in the midst of epidemics”.
He said: “The measures that have been taken over the last 17 months have in themselves caused severe damage. They have affected schools, damaged the economy and affected welfare.
“That’s why – although, if we are absolutely responsible, we cannot and will not rule out anything in the midst of an epidemic, none of us want to go back to limited restrictions.
“I want to make it clear that some of the speculations you are reading in the media right now are incorrect – for example, we are not currently considering circuit breaker lockdown.
“However, for now, I need to emphasize the importance of everyone who is playing their part in limiting the spread of the virus. There will be more chances to escape. Sanctions. ”
Media Briefing – The second will be held this week. Scotland For the third day in a row, a record number of cowardly cases were recorded.
During the last 24 hours, a total of 6835 new infections were detected across the country.
The recent rise in cases is attributed to the younger generation who have not yet received the vaccine.
Ms Sturgeon added: “If you are eligible and have not yet done so, please get vaccinated. This is the most important thing we can all do to keep each other safe.”