Nicola Sturgeon will give an update on the coronavirus lockdown restrictions later today as Glasgow is braced to be placed on level four. 

The First Minister will confirm at today’s daily coronavirus briefing in Parliament at around 2.30pm if Glasgow will face Covid-19 limitations similar to those felt in the nationwide lockdown earlier this year.

Yesterday, Ms Sturgeon said that the city could be moved from level three to level four of the Covid-19 restriction system this week so that constraints can be eased in time for Christmas. 

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She said there was concern that current restrictions were not reducing the level of coronavirus quickly enough as we head into winter.

She said: "We don't have enough assurance that our hospital and intensive care services can cope as we go deeper into winter.

"Stubbornly high prevalence means we have less flexibility to introduce limited easing over Christmas.

"Moving to level four would help us address those concerns."

The First Minister outlined that Lanarkshire is also being considered to be moved to tier four of the restrictions system alongside Glasgow. 

She said: "These issues are ones that we're currently considering very closely, especially in relation to Lanarkshire, Glasgow and some surrounding parts of the west of Scotland."

Viewers can watch the First Minister's update at 2.30pm on BBC One Scotland.