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Health experts in the Borders have urged the public to be "extremely cautious" over the festive period after a sharp rise in Covid cases.
The region moved to level one restrictions last week and was confirmed in that tier on Tuesday.
However, NHS Borders said an increase in cases in recent days in the area was "concerning".
It asked people to resist the temptation to socialise more in the run up to Christmas.
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