Scotland’s papers: ‘Stay away from pubs’ and England travel warning

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Image caption A busy period of developments in the battle against coronavirus dominates the front pages with The Times carrying a warning from Nicola Sturgeon that young people need to monitor how often they go to the pub after a spike in the infection rate for people aged between 20 and 39. Image caption The…

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A busy period of developments in the battle against coronavirus dominates the front pages with The Times carrying a warning from Nicola Sturgeon that young people need to monitor how often they go to the pub after a spike in the infection rate for people aged between 20 and 39.

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The Scotsman leads with a warning from the Scottish government about visiting areas of England affected by new local lockdown rules. Travel between Scotland and Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire should only be undertaken if “absolutely essential”, says the government.

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The Daily Express reports on the possibility of “stronger action” if more localised Covid-19 lockdowns occur in the north of England.

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The Press and Journal also leads with the warning from Nicola Sturgeon about the number of times people go out socialising in the wake of an increase in infections.

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The Herald leads with bad news for businesses that have outstanding coronavirus insurance claims.

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Sticking with the economic fallout from coronavirus, the Evening News reports on Edinburgh Airport’s plans to make about a third of its 750-strong workforce redundant after a dramatic drop in business.

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The i leads with Boris Johnson putting the brakes on the easing of lockdown in England and the travel restrictions for Scots hoping to go south of the border.

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Perth and Kinross Council’s decision to “respect” parents who are too anxious to send their children back to school later this month makes the front page of The Courier.

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In other news, the Daily Telegraph splashes with the bid by Douglas Ross to become the new leader of the Scottish Conservatives.

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The Scottish Daily Mail also leads with Mr Ross’s attempt to take over from Jackson Carlaw, with the Moray MP pledging to take the fight to the SNP.

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The National focuses on Ruth Davidson being appointed a member of the House of Lords, branding it the “worst kind of cronyism”.

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The Daily Record leads with an alleged attack involving a meat cleaver.

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The Sun reports how actor Barbara Windsor, who has Alzheimer’s disease, has been moved into a care home.

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Dundee’s Evening Telegraph reports on a “day of drama on the Tay” as six RNLI boats were launched in just 90 minutes from Broughty Ferry on Friday.

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The Glasgow Times reports on plans to improve air quality levels around the city’s schools.

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Aberdeen’s Evening Express reports the details of a court case in the city.

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The Daily Star leads with a report that an expert has predicted the new mission to Mars will find alien life, but claims that such extra-terrestrial life might “bring back a virus” to Earth.

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