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Scotland to ease some COVID-19 restrictions early

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An empty street with closed shops is seen as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues Pitlochry, Scotland, Britain April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) - Scotland will ease some lockdown restrictions for domestic travel and outdoor meetings earlier than expected, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.

She said people would be permitted to travel anywhere within Scotland to see family and friends for outdoor meetings from April 16, ten days earlier than planned, and those meetings could from then take place with six people from up to six households rather than four from two households.

Reporting by Paul Sandle and Sarah Young

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