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Wales could be set for tight restrictions before Christmas as cases surge

9th Dec 20 3:25 pm

Wales could be set for more stricter measures before Christmas as infections are surging with over 2,200 cases in 24 hours compared to 1,480 last week.

The chief medical officer has warned on Wednesday that stricter measures could take affect nationwide, before Christmas.

Speaking at a press briefing Dr Frank Atherton said that the question of whether new restrictions imposed last week in Wales are enough “is a really important one.”

Dr Atherton said, “We are at risk of getting into the Christmas period with rates much higher than we had anticipated or had hoped,” he said.

“Ministers are considering what further things might be possible in the run-up to Christmas, that needs to be considered.

“We also need to think about the Christmas period of managing our risk to make it as low as possible during those five days of Christmas, and then beyond Christmas I just don’t know where we will be.

“We will have to see where the virus transmission is, what the rates are, what the hospital situation looks like, but it may well be that we need to think about further restrictions beyond Christmas.”

On Monday the Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething warned that Wales in a “very serious” and the government are reviewing the current coronavirus situation daily.

He said on Monday during a press briefing that the Welsh government are not ruling out a second national firebreak, which could happen before Christmas.

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