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World News – UK – Wales will be banned from midnight tonight over new fears of Covid variants

. . WALES is slated to go into a national lockdown from midnight tonight after fears about the new coronavirus strain have grown.

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WALES is slated to go into a national lockdown from midnight tonight after fears about the new coronavirus strain have grown.

This afternoon, the UK chief physician Chris Whitty made a statement that a new variant of Covid that is common in the south and east of England « can spread faster ». .

Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon announced they will hold press conferences after the news.

Welsh first minister, Mark Drakeford, announced that level four lockdown restrictions would apply across the country starting Sunday and that festive bubbles could only be formed for Christmas Day.

Drakeford said the transmission pattern in London and the south-east of England associated with the new variant of the coronavirus has been « remarkably consistent with the rapid acceleration of transmission in Wales » in recent weeks.

In a statement, Drakeford said recent evidence suggested the new strain is present « all over Wales » and said it required an « immediate response ». .

The Cabinet of the Welsh Government met on Saturday to discuss the « worrying new developments in the pandemic » and advice from senior medical and scientific advisers, including the implications for NHS Wales.

“We have therefore made the difficult decision to bring forward the Alert Level 4 restrictions for Wales in line with the measures taken in London and the South East of England.

“These new restrictions will take effect from midnight tonight instead of the Christmas season. ”

Boris Johnson announced today that starting Sunday, areas in the southeast of England currently in Tier 3 will be relocated to a new Tier 4 – effectively reverting to the November lockdown rules.

Unnecessary shops, gyms, cinemas, hairdressers and bowling alleys must be closed for two weeks, while people are only allowed to meet another person from another household in an outdoor public area.

In the rest of England, the « bubble » Christmas policy – which allows up to three households to meet during the holiday season – is also severely restricted and only applies on Christmas Day.

Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce similar restrictions at 5 a.m.. Tonight at 30 o’clock after their cabinet meeting.

Speaking on Twitter this afternoon, Nicola Sturgeon said she had participated in an appeal from four nations and would soon chair a cabinet meeting of the Scottish government on the new variant.

Although Scotland’s coronavirus infection rate is lower than other parts of the UK, it issued a strong warning.

« Cases that are currently at lower levels in Scotland than the UK – but preventive measures may be needed to prevent the strain from spreading faster, » she warned.

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World News – UK – Wales will go into lockdown from midnight tonight amid new fears of Covid variants

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