"We can confirm that officers today arrested and charged a 60-year-old woman in connection with alleged culpable and reckless conduct", a Police Scotland spokeswoman said on Monday. The national rules, set to come into effect in less than 10 hours, will replace the regional response entertained by the United Kingdom since the last expired on December 2.
Northern Ireland is in the second week of a six-week lockdown in which non-essential retail is closed, and people are urged to stay at home.
Confirmation by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday afternoon that Scotland would be entering a new lockdown prompted speculation as to how Scottish football would be impacted.
"As a result of this new variant, [the virus] has just learned to run much faster, and has most definitely picked up pace in the past couple of weeks", she told the Scottish parliament.
Sturgeon said the more infectious new strain of Covid-19 made up nearly half of new cases in Scotland and that she was more anxious than at anytime since March.
"We are in a race between this faster spreading strain of Covid and the vaccination programme", she tweeted.
Everyone who can work from home will be required to, and people in the "shielding" category are advised not to go in to work at all.
"I know that the next few weeks will be incredibly tough", she said.
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Tharoor, a Congress MP and former union minister, also countered Puri, saying he had never questioned the valour of our soldiers. We have always said that we will keep giving 50% of everything we make to India and to Covax at the same time.
Boris Johnson ordered primary schools, secondaries and colleges to move to remote teaching for all students except for children of key workers or those who are vulnerable, from Tuesday.
Most schools in the country will remain shut till February 1, Sturgeon informed with home learning for most students.
However, the First Minister said, rules around outdoor gatherings will change to only allow two people from two households to meet outdoors. She didn't quite use the words "Dunkirk Spirit" but did say that "recapturing the attitude and spirit" of last March, was the way to do it, adding: "If ever there was a time for people to redouble their efforts, it is now".
The latest government figures for coronavirus cases showed that 15.2% of Saturday's 17,328 tests were positive.
Sturgeon urged people to "stick with" the new restrictions as the vaccines are rolled out.
"I'm sorry to ask for further sacrifices, after nine long months of them, but these sacrifices are necessary".
"Please - for you own safety, that of your loved ones and of the whole country: Stay at Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives".