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Wales set for strict level 4 lockdown immediately after Christmas

16th Dec 20 2:17 pm

The Welsh government have announced on Wednesday that the country will go into a strict level 4 lockdown immediately after Christmas.

The Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford said the new lockdown will start from 28 December, with all non-essential shops to close, bars, restaurants, pubs, gums hairdressers and holiday accommodation.

Drakeford said in a briefing on Wednesday, “Many of you will have seen the warnings from senior clinicians about the huge impact coronavirus is having on the whole of our health service.

“The situation we are facing is extremely serious. We must move to alert level four and tighten the restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus and save lives.

“This new set of higher-level restrictions will apply to the whole of Wales. This means all non-essential retail, including close contact services and all leisure and fitness centers will close at the end of trading on Christmas Eve.

“All hospitality premises will close from 6pm on Christmas Day.”

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