Nicola Sturgeon has said pictures of younger people gathering in Scotland without physical distancing over the weekend made her “want to cry”.
On Friday the first minister urged younger Scots to “consider how necessary their nights out are” after a surge in coronavirus cases among people aged between 20 and 40.
She said: “For those activities which we are now allowed to do, like going to pubs indoors, I’d ask you think how necessary these nights out are and how frequently you might want to go on them.”
But it appears many didn’t take heed of her warning: images showed people meeting in packed bars and restaurants over the Scottish bank holiday weekend as Edinburgh basked in 28C heat.
Speaking at her Monday briefing, Sturgeon said: “I’ve seen pictures on social media over this weekend that… made me want to cry.”
She said a coronavirus cluster linked to a pub in Aberdeen is “exactly what we feared” might happen when Scotland reopened its hospitality industry.
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