Scotland’s papers: Quarantine warning for UK visitors to Scotland

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The Scotsman reports on Nicola Sturgeon’s warning that the country has to be “on our guard” to prevent cases of Covid-19 coming in from elsewhere. During Monday’s briefing, she said Scotland would need to “be able to consider all options” to stop a resurgence if the infection rates “diverge” in different parts of the UK.

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Under the headline “Sturgeon to meet virus threat from England”, The Daily Telegraph reports that the first minister says she will not rule out bringing in a quarantine for visitors from over the border.

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The Scottish Daily Mail also features the first minister’s comments. It says there is “anger” over the warning that those travelling from England – where infection rates are higher – could be quarantined for a fortnight.

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The Daily Express also features the first minister’s comments. During Monday’s briefing, she warned: “From a public health perspective we have to be able to consider all options if it is required to try to stop a resurgence of infection in Scotland.”

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The story again features on the front page of The National. It reports: “Nicola Sturgeon says public health concerns will dictate whether Scotland has to take action to prevent virus spread”.

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“Don’t drop your guard against Covid threat” is The Herald’s front page headline. The paper reports that as the country enters its 100th day of lockdown, the economy faces challenges, but a new £80bn plan is set to be announced to reboot the economy.

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The Scotland edition of The Times focuses on Boris Johnson’s promise of a £5bn “new deal” to kick-start the economic after the coronavirus crisis. The paper says a speech will invite comparisons with Franklin D Roosevelt’s New Deal, which saw the US president use the full power of the state to restore American fortunes after the Great Depression.

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Some non-essential shops reopened in Scotland on Monday for the first time since lockdown began in March. The Scottish Sun says shoppers waited in huge queues with some arriving as early as 05:30.

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The announcement that the lockdown will be tightened in Leicester following a rise in coronavirus cases in the city leads the i front page.

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School uniform rules have been relaxed in the north east of Scotland, the Evening Express reports. It says the changes became apparent when plans were revealed for how pupils will return to the classroom in August.

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The front page of the Glasgow Times reports that rubbish in an east end housing estate has raised fears of possible rat infestation.

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An Edinburgh councillor – Lewis Ritchie – has been charged with sexual assaults, the Evening News reports. The paper says the assaults allegedly took place between April 2016 and October 2019.

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The mother of an aspiring doctor who was found dead last week has told The Press and Journal she hopes to form a support group in his memory. Student David MacLeod, 18, went missing on 19 June and his body was found in woods along the River Don in Aberdeen last week.

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The Courier reports that ambitious plans have been revealed for a £500m Montrose development which could bring 2,000 new jobs to Angus.

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The Evening Telegraph reports that Dundee FC has “blasted” a fans’ group after a cash injection was rejected.

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Finally, the Daily Star reports that a statue of The Wurzels’ frontman Adge Cutler has been “vandalised”. Googly eyes have been stuck on to the tribute to the West Country singer, sparking “fury” from fans, according to the paper.

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