Covid: Sturgeon announces Scotland-wide ban on household visits

First minister also confirms 10pm curfew on pubs, bars and restaurants from Friday

Household visiting will be banned across Scotland, as Nicola Sturgeon moves to limit a key driver of coronavirus infections before the winter.

While Boris Johnson’s statement on Tuesday did not include direct limits on socialising, Scotland’s first minister said she would be extending nationwide from Friday the ban on household visiting already in place in the west of Scotland, where she said the limits were already having an impact on escalating infection rates.

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