Wales lockdown extension hints at what’s to come across rest of UK

Wales is set to remain in lockdown next week, the country’s housing and local government minister has said.

Julie James said a formal announcement explaining the update would be made by the First Minister later today, but warned that the public’s actions over the Easter weekend would ‘shape Wales for years to come’.

The rest of the UK could soon follow suit, after British government officials said the situation would be assessed every two to three weeks, but certain...
source: Metro

2020-04-08 18:17
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