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Scottish gigs under threat as First Minister announces mass gatherings ban.

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Scottish gigs under threat as First Minister announces mass gatherings ban.


Major gigs in Scotland might be under threat after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon referred to as for a ban on mass gatherings of greater than 500 individuals in a bid to curb the coronavirus outbreak.

The likes of Blossoms, Sam Fender and David Gray all have high-profile Scottish gigs deliberate for March.

Speaking throughout First Minister’s Questions earlier at this time, Sturgeon mentioned that her authorities is advising that gatherings of over 500 individuals in Scotland ought to be banned from subsequent week to assist stop the unfold of coronavirus.

The First Minister mentioned that whereas scientific recommendation prompt that cancelling mass gatherings “will not in itself have a significant impact on reducing the spread of the virus,” the measure was wanted in order to assist unlock emergency companies.

“Mass gatherings require to be policed, they require to have emergency ambulance cover, they require the services of voluntary health services,” Sturgeon mentioned.

“At a time when we need to be reducing the pressures on these frontline workers – in order to free them up to focus on the significant challenge that lies ahead – I do think it’s inappropriate that we continue as normal.”

At the time of writing, no such order has been formally applied. The UK authorities has, nonetheless, escalated its coronavirus response to the ‘Delay’ section.

Earlier at this time, The Who became the latest major band to postpone their touring plans due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

Elsewhere, artists akin to Green Day, Pearl Jam, My Chemical Romance, Madonna and Foals have all been pressured to both cancel or postpone deliberate reveals in territories internationally in current weeks.

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