Final decision on “fire break” lockdown to be made tomorrow

A FINAL decision on whether a “fire break” lockdown is needed will be made tomorrow, it has been announced.

The Leader reported last week how The Welsh Government has been looking “very carefully” at introducing a time-limited lockdown in Wales.

It has tonight been confirmed that following meetings over the weekend, the Welsh Cabinet will make the final call on the matter tomorrow morning.

A Welsh Government spokesman said: “The measures we have put in place at both a local and a national level, with help from the people of Wales, have kept the spread of Covid-19 under check.

“However, there is a growing consensus we now need to introduce a different set of measures and actions to respond to the virus as it continues to spread across Wales more quickly during the autumn and winter months ahead.

“Ministers have held a number of meetings over the weekend with senior Welsh Government officials, scientists and public health experts to consider their advice on a potential need for a ‘fire break’ set of measures to control the virus.

“The Welsh Cabinet met this evening to consider that advice. The Cabinet will meet again tomorrow morning to make a final decision.

“The First Minister will update the people of Wales on any decisions taken tomorrow.”

North Wales Chronicle | Anglesey