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Wales to begin two-week strict lockdown amid rise in Covid-19 cases

Wales has announced it will introduce a two-week “firebreak” lockdown from 6pm on Friday.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said that the measure was necessary to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

The “sharp and deep” lockdown will begin at 6pm on 23rd October and last until 9th November, with everyone in Wales “required to stay at home” while it is in place.

“The only exceptions will be critical workers and jobs where working from home is not possible,” Drakeford said.

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