Scottish Gov’t Advises Citizens to Celebrate XMAS Digitally

Scottish Gov’t Advises Citizens to Celebrate XMAS Digitally

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Scotland’s national clinical director has warned residents to prepare for digital Christmas celebrations.

The Metro reported that Jason Leitch described the idea of having large family gatherings over the festive season as “fiction.”

Leitch then said they will not allow “normal” Christmas celebrations across the country.

He noted, however, that authorites may relax some COVID-19 restrictions if the number of cases fall.

Under the current restrictions, bars and restaurants in some areas must shut and offer takeaway services only.

Hotels can only open until 6 pm indoors without serving alcohol, which can be served in outside areas until 10 pm.

Photo: The Metro

Although admitting having a too early judgment, Leitch cautioned against complacency amid the health crisis.

“Christmas is not going to be normal, there’s absolutely no question about that,” he said in an interview.

Opposition politicians said the news would devastate the public, as they call for more details.

Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie said the government must allow an open public debate about the matter.

“Many will rightly question whether the government have used the past six months to expand testing,” Rennie said.

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