.css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday morning. We’ll have another update for you at 18:00 BST.

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There are warnings about the “damaging impact” of Scotland’s latest Covid curbs, with business leaders in Glasgow fearing travel restrictions in the city – one tier below the strictest in the nation’s new five-level system – could hit retailers relying on an influx of Christmas shoppers. Meanwhile, council leaders are urging ministers to place Aberdeen in level one, rather than two, amid soaring unemployment.

By the time West Yorkshire becomes subject to tier three restrictions on Monday, almost a fifth of England’s population will be subject to the strictest rules. With much of Scotland one tier away from something akin to the spring lockdown, Welsh residents largely confined to home by a “firebreak” and strict rules also in place in Northern Ireland, BBC health correspondent Nick Triggle examines whether a full UK-wide lockdown is inevitable.

An experimental drug that could prevent Covid-19 patients from becoming seriously ill is being trialled in England. Our medical editor Fergus Walsh heard from two volunteers at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital about their motivations for taking part.

Cinema is one of the highest-profile sectors to be suffering woes as a result of the pandemic, with delays to the release of blockbusters such as James Bond film No Time To Die and the temporary closure of the Cineworld chain. But it has presented opportunities to independent film-makers like Guy Davies, whose debut feature, Philophobia, is due to be screened at 50 cinemas across the UK.

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