Coronavirus UK Update Live: Latest lockdown news as Nicola Sturgeon warns pub tours may be banned

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Global health expert calls domestic consumer events ‘super-diffusion’ Devi Sridhar, president of global public health at the University of Edinburgh, said indoor alcohol consumption in pubs and bars can “easily become a very common occurrence”.

Talk to Programme Today de la BBC Speaking of the local lockdown in Aberdeen, Ms Sridhar said on Thursday that the spikes in infections could be linked to places of drinking.

“I think we’ve seen this in Aberdeen, where progress has been made over the past two months. ”

His comments came after Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister, hinted that pub crawls could be banned for fear of letting the virus spread.

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