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Wales announces "short, sharp" lockdown to slow down spread of Covid-19
Wales announces "short, sharp" lockdown to slow down spread of Covid-19
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In order to slow the accelerating spread of Covid-19, Wales will go into a national lockdown from Friday the 23rd of October to Monday the 9th of November.

First Minister Mark Drakeford has stated that the goal is to "slow down the virus and buy us more time". People will need to stay home during the lockdown, work from home if possible and all non-food related retail will be shut down as well as hotels and hairdressers.