Wales to impose 2-week lockdown from Friday
CARDIFF (UK) – Wales is all set to impose a two-week ‘firebreak’ lockdown from Friday which requires everyone except essential workers to remain at home to stem the spread of the second wave of the coronavirus.
First Minister Mark Drakeford of Wales said he was fully aware that people were tired of the curbs, adding that imposition of new restrictions was essential as critical care units have been stretched to capacity.
“It will have to be sharp and deep in order to have the impact we need,” Drakeford told reporters. “Everyone in Wales will be required to stay at home.”
“If we do not act now, it will continue to accelerate,” he said. “Our critical care units are already full.”
The lockdown will come into effect on Friday at 1700 GMT and end on Nov. 9.