Scotland moves 11 areas into highest level of COVID-19 restrictions

FILE PHOTO: Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon walks with service personnel from Navy, Army and RAF to observe the two-minute silence to remember the war dead on Armistice Day at St Andrew's House as the coronavirus pandemic limits public commemorations, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain November 11, 2020. Jane Barlow/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon said that 11 areas including the city of Glasgow would be moved into the country’s highest level of coronavirus restrictions due to higher infection rates.

“Eleven local authorities will from 6pm on Friday, for a strictly limited period, move from level 3 to level 4,” Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament on Tuesday.

Reporting by Michael Holden, writing by Sarah Young, editing by Estelle Shirbon