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Wales bans people from leaving the country for a month

by LLB Politics Reporter
2nd Nov 20 1:29 pm

The Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced on Monday that people are banned from leaving the country, without a “reasonable excuse” until 2 December.

Drakeford said that the ban will come into effect Monday week when the “firebreak” lockdown ends.

Drakeford said he wants to be “absolutely clear that our firebreak will end on 9 November.”

He said, “There will be no travel restrictions inside Wales but during the month-long lockdown in England, travel will not be permitted outside Wales without a reasonable excuse.

He added, “People who live in Wales but work in England will have a reasonable reason for travelling to work, and people who live in England and work in Wales clearly have a reasonable excuse for coming across the border to work here.

“But it will be a restricted list of essential purposes, rather than the normal to-ing and fro-ing across the border that you would have seen in less fraught and difficult times.”

The Welsh government will confirm shortly the short list of “reasonable excuses.”

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