Lockdown extended for three more weeks and schools shut in Wales

Wales has extended its lockdown for another three weeks meaning schools are likely to be shut until February half term.

First Minister Mark Drakeford  warned the pandemic is at a ‘significant point’ and said measures will be tightened in ‘key areas’ to stem the spread of infection.

But he said things were not so bad that even tougher rules such as a curfew would be needed.

‘So we’re not yet in a position where we would need to take measures such as curfews but the continuation of the current lockdown regime is necessary in order to relieve the pressure on the NHS,’ he told BBC Breakfast.

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