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Wales could be days away from a full national lockdown

12th Oct 20 3:45 pm

Wales could be placed into a second national lockdown as the country “potentially face a very difficult few months ahead.”

The Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething warned on Monday that local measures across Wales may not go far enough to supress the soaring transmission cases as we enter winter.

Gething said that the next two-weeks could see infections levels which has not been seen since the start of the pandemic in March.

The Welsh government are to decide over the coming days whether or not to impose a new all Wales lockdown or continue with localised lockdowns.

Gething said during the Welsh government’s Covid-19 press briefing, “The measures that we have put in place at local and national level to date have helped us to keep the spread of the virus in check.

“However, there is growing concern that these will not be enough to help see us through the winter because the virus is spreading so quickly.”

He added: “I do not want to scare people, but I do want people to understand that we potentially face a very difficult few months ahead of us.”

He was asked what potential new restrictions the government are discussing.

Gething replied, “We are considering all measures, whether we maintain local restrictions or whether we move to a national picture.”

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