A HEALTH chief has warned local residents of the need to play by the rules – as coronavirus cases continue to rise.

The warning comes from one of Scotland’s leading Public Health voices, Dr Linda de Caestecker of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

She spoke after first East Renfrewshire, then Renfrewshire faced lockdown restrictions.

Dr de Caestecker said: “We are seeing increased number of cases in this area, often due to house parties but some also relate to visits to bars and restaurants.

“Nobody wants to see pubs and restaurants have to close down again.

“I would like to thank members of the public who are abiding by the rules, and for those who aren’t, ask them to remember that they are putting themselves, their loved ones and their work colleagues at risk.

“As the First Minister keeps saying, things should not feel normal yet. So going out and about, visiting three or four pubs a night just doesn’t work. If you are out, pick a bar and stay in that one place.”

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