Coronavirus: City streets and hotspots deserted after closures

Glasgow and Edinburgh streets lay empty as pubs, restaurants and cafes were told to shut down.

Deserted: City streets lay empty amid pandemic advice.
Deserted: City streets lay empty amid pandemic advice.

Central Scotland’s city streets lay empty after pubs, restaurants and cafes were told to shut down as a response the coronavirus outbreak.

The usually bustling streets of Edinburgh and Glasgow were almost deserted on Saturday and popular bars and hotspots closed their doors after the Scottish Government issued the rule to help curb the spread of the disease.

Leisure centres, gyms and cinemas have also temporarily closed as people are urged to adjust to social distancing and stay at home for the foreseeable future. 

seventh patient diagnosed with coronavirus died in Scotland on Saturday and the number of cases increased to 373.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Scots could face “even stricter and more difficult” measures in the coming weeks as part of the fight against the outbreak. 

St Vincent Street in Glasgow lay empty.
Popular restaurants and bars closed their doors.
Closure signs could be seen on venue doors across the city.
Edinburgh’s Grassmarket was also deserted.
A stark contrast to what is usually a busy Saturday.
A handful of people were spotted venturing out of their homes.
There was a noticeable lack of activity at the Shore, Leith.
Nearby cafes and restaurants join in with the mass closures.

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