PUBLISHED: 05:56, Tue, Jan 5, 2021 | UPDATED: 05:56, Tue, Jan 5, 2021
On Monday she announced a new stay at home order across the Scottish mainland banning people from leaving their homes except for certain reasons. The SNP leader admitted the situation is “extremely serious” and warned the new more infectious coronavirus variant is “a massive blow”.
Boris Johnson introduced a third national lockdown for England on the same day.
Across England people have been instructed to remain home bar a few exceptions such as essential shopping, exercise and going to work if it can’t be done from home.
Following her announcement Ms Sturgeon tweeted about the latest situation in Scotland.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
She commented: “Being back in lockdown is really hard to take for everyone, but it is necessary to slow down this new strain of the virus while we get people vaccinated.
"We should't be in this position. Admit failure Nicola" (Image: GETTY)
Scotland has entered another national lockdown (Image: GETTY)
“Please - for you own safety, that of your loved ones and of the whole country: Stay at Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives.”
However the first minister’s tweet received a mixed response from other social media users.
One critic commented: “What about the March lockdown, the autumn circuit breaker, the levels and restrictions on our lives for going on a whole year?
“All these things imposed by you and your government and we are back to square one!
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