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The Scottish government is set to announce a ‘circuit breaker’ stay-at-home order for the whole of Scotland for two weeks, effective from 1800 GMT this Friday, The Sun reported, citing sources at the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

The imposition of stricter restrictions comes after the country reported 697 new coronavirus cases on Monday, with about 13% of the test results yielding positive.

Market reaction

GBP/USD is unfazed by the above news, keeping its range below 1.3000.