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Thursday, 30 May 2024 – 16:42

Wales to review Covid-19 restrictions more frequently amid Omicron rise

Coronavirus restrictions in Wales will now be reviewed every week, rather than every three weeks, first minister Mark Drakeford has said.

During a press conference today, he said Wales will remain in Alert Level Zero following the latest 21-day review – however, reviews will now be held every 7 days amind the rise in cases outstripping previous modelling expectations.

Drakeford is urging everyone to get the booster vaccine once they are offered it, and to take regular tests before mixing with others and to wear face coverings in the appropriate settings.

In his press conference, the Welsh First Minister said:

“Over the last week the cabinet here has been reviewing the Coronavirus regulations.”

“We’ve carefully considered what protections we need to keep well safe from the current delta wave that wave is still with us now.”

“Because of the speed at which things may change, the Cabinet will move from a three weeks cycle of decision making to a one week cycle.”

“That means all the things that I’m announcing today are here for the next week and then we will review the situation again.”


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