November 27, 2020

Tougher COVID rules for Wales, weeks after leaving lockdown


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Wales will introduce more stringent restrictions in an attempt to bring down rising coronavirus infection rates ahead of an easing of the rules over Christmas, the devolved government said Friday.

Wales only emerged from a two-week countrywide “firebreak” lockdown on November 9, but rising rates and concern over a post-Christmas spike meant further action was required, said First Minister Mark Drakeford.

“It does not mean a return to firebreak arrangements, but the cabinet has agreed to take further specific and targeted action,” said Drakeford, whose devolved government is responsible for in Wales separate