Coronavirus lockdown restrictions have been announced for North and South Lanarkshire. 

It comes shortly after the First Minister told how a spike of positive cases within the region were causing "particular concern". 

From midnight tonight, those living in Lanarkshire can no longer host people within their homes or visit other households. 

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Statistics today revealed Lanarkshire had the second-highest number of new cases recorded within the past 24 hours. 

Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing: “The situation in Lanarkshire is causing some particular concern today.

“There will be expert public health discussions over the course of today and depending on the judgments and conclusions that they arrive at, it may be that some additional restrictions may have to be applied there.

“We will, however, keep people updated.”

Meanwhile, lockdown restrictions on household visits across Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire were continued for a further week, having first been introduced on September 1. These restrictions have also been extended to East Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire.

People in these areas are barred from having visitors to their homes and from visiting other households, with exemptions for those within extended household group bubbles.

They are also prohibited from visiting homes in other local authorities not under the restrictions.