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Coronavirus cases in Scotland surge to record high as Nicola Sturgeon complains she cannot shut pubs
Nicola Sturgeon has complained she lacked the financial powers to shut all pubs and restaurants as Scotland recorded its highest ever number of daily coronavirus cases. The First Minister said she would have preferred to have gone further than the 10pm curfew she will impose from Friday on all hospitality settings as this was not enough to get the virus under control. Speaking on the six-month anniversary of lockdown, she claimed she was "hamstrung" as her government lacked the money to compensate businesses and protect jobs in the sector if they were forced to close again. She said she would write to Boris Johnson requesting more financial powers but the Scottish Tory leader noted the Treasury has handed her SNP administration billions of pounds extra to tackle the pandemic. Douglas Ross said the middle of a pandemic was "the wrong time to raise long-standing constitutional grievances" and urged her to refrain from "making the usual, tired political points.” One UK Government insider said the First Minister had been happy to take the credit when cases were low in Scotland during the summer but now wanted to deflect the blame after they had surged to a record high.