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Scotland’s leader apologizes for breaking COVID protocols

Scotland’s leader apologizes for breaking COVID protocols
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Wednesday that it was a “stupid mistake” to take her mask off at a funeral wake last week.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Wednesday that it was a “stupid mistake” to take her mask off at a funeral wake last week.Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon apologized for not wearing a mask in public.Sturgeon, 50, was photographed standing and chatting with three women in a bar, distanced but without wearing a mask, after a funeral for a civil servant Friday.Under Sturgeon’s own rules, customers in hospitality venues like bars and restaurants must wear masks at all times except when seated to eat.

(ANDY BUCHANAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) “I want to be clear today that regardless of the circumstances, I was in the wrong.” Sturgeon announced over the weekend that travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK will be banned through the holidays as a new, more contagious strand of coronavirus spreads through England.

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