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“Short, sharp” lockdown confirmed in Wales

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Wales will be plunged into lockdown from 6pm on Friday night.

The country will be placed under strict guidelines for a time period of 17 days, the Welsh Government has confirmed.

It will put Wales back under the same restrictions as much of the United Kingdom saw introduced in March.

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Most businesses, including non-essential retail, will close and people will be told to work from home where possible.

The measures include:

  • Non-essential retail, leisure and hospitality businesses to close
  • People told to work from home wherever possible, with exceptions for critical workers
  • Household mixing banned both indoors and outdoors, although those in social bubbles will still be able to meet
  • Primary schools open after the half-term week and secondary schools will open only to Year 7 and Year 8 pupils
  • Places of worship to be closed except for weddings and funerals

Sky News reported on how First Minister Mark Drakeford said the introduction of a new lockdown would deliver a “short, sharp shock”.

Adding: “It will have to be sharp and deep in order to have the impact we need.”

This is a breaking story and will continue to be updated.

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