Uk news Nicola Sturgeon says West Lothian could move back down to Level Three in April PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The Public Health Scotland figures show that infections have plummeted in Breich Valley, with HMP Addiewell, and new cases are rising elsewhere

Uk news Nicola Sturgeon says West Lothian could move back down to Level Three in April PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The Public Health Scotland figures show that infections have plummeted in Breich Valley, with HMP Addiewell, and new cases are rising elsewhere

Uk news  Nicola Sturgeon says West Lothian could move back down to Level Three in April PremierLeague-News.Com
23 February 2021 - 14:45

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Nicola Sturgeon announced West Lothian could move back down to Level Three in April. The news comes as the county remains second highest in Scotland for Covid-19 infections. The latest Public Health Scotland data reveals that West Lothian had 35 new cases, 354 over the week between February 14 to 20, and 6482 since March, 2020. The 354 people per 100,000 testing positive over the seven day period mean West Lothian 193 remains close to double the national average of 106. The county continues to have the second highest positivity over a seven day period in Scotland, with Falkirk most infectious. There 123 new cases across the NHS Lothian region, with 1090 over the week and 27,175 since records began. Read More Related Articles Almost 100 people admitted to St John's Hospital in Livingston due to a fall or collision over a six week period this winter Breich Valley, including HMP Addiewell dropped out of the highest zone on the PHS heatmap, with 18 cases over the seven day period, so the neighbourhood is no longer the major factor in infection rates spiking recently. Four of the 37 neighbourhoods sit in the highest zone with more than 400 cases per 100,000 of their population. Whitburn, Croftmalloch and Greenrigg are highest with 31 infections from their population of 4673 in the past seven days. Blackburn had 25, Bathgate and Boghall 18 and Blaeberry Hil and East Whitburn had 25 cases over the last week. In Scotland there were 655 new cases, another 5777 over the week and a new total of 198,839.

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. The First Minister said today at her daily briefing that the route forward out of lockdown will be as “safe and sustainable” and that she would be “cautiously easing restrictions and restoring greater normality to our life.” She said restrictions will have to remain the main tool for suppressing the virus before the impact of vaccination kicks in, and guarding against new variants. Read More Related Articles Planning permission granted for new housing scheme in West Lothian with over 200 houses and flats However, in the shorter term Scotland will move back to level system and all Level Four regions will move down to Level Three in the last week of April. Ms Sturgeon said that travel restrictions will remain in place in West Lothian and across Scotland for the foreseeable future. She hopes that the economy can open back up as the levels systems restarts, with non essential retail, hospitality and services like gyms and hairdressers reopening. The Scottish Government will continue to look at the data for virus transmissions before Nicla Sturgeon will look to confirm these new arrangements in the middle of March. She said: “From the last week of April that we would expect to see phased but significant re-opening of the economy, including non essential retail, hospitality and services like gyms and hairdressers. “And, of course, the more of us who are vaccinated and the more we all stick by the rules now, the faster that safe pace is likely to be – if we all stay in this together, our progress will be greater. “As I said earlier, we will set out more detail in mid March on the indicators that will guide our decisions on levels, as well as on any revision to the content of each level - taking account of our experience and of sectoral views - and the order in which we expect those parts of the economy that have been restricted to start reopening from the last week of April.” Read More Related Articles Work is well underway on £60 million project to build three new schools in West Lothian Read More Related Articles Almost 100 people admitted to St John's Hospital in Livingston due to a fall or collision over a six week period this winter

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