NICOLA Sturgeon has thanked all the pubs that have closed due to the coronavirus outbreak but left a warning for those that have not complied. 

The warning comes after the announcement that all pubs, clubs and restaurants in the UK should shut due to the growing threat from the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Sturgeon also said emergency legislation will be in place "within days" to give police the power to shut down non-compliant pubs and that "we shouldn't hesitate to use them if necessary". 

She added: "But pubs etc shouldn’t wait for that – they should do the right thing now. Indeed the vast majority are. Those who don’t put lives at risk"