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Shops to be allowed to open from Monday in Wales

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It's expected that shops in Wales will be allowed to open from Monday as part of the next updated lockdown review.

First Minister Mark Drakeford is expected to announce the news along with any other changes to the lockdown restrictions, at the Welsh Government daily press briefing tomorrow afternoon.

The announcement will mark the end of the thirteenth week of lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Non-essential retailers have been open to the public in England since the start of the week and since last Friday in Northern Ireland. In Scotland they remain closed until the 29th of June following an announcement by the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon earlier today.

This week Mark Drakeford said that he of course wanted to reopen the economy, but that the health of the people of Wales must come first "as that is the best way for our economy".

But earlier today, Wales' Health Minister Vaughan Gething said he does not want to see "crowds bunched together outside shops".

Although relieved at the announcement, the leader of the Welsh Conservatives Paul Davies MS said more needs to be done.

“The Welsh Labour Government has finally woken up and listened to our calls to begin to re-open the Welsh economy in a safe and sensible way to protect lives and livelihoods.

“But while we welcome this announcement, it frankly beggars belief as to why travel restrictions are not being lifted too.

“The longer the lockdown, the greater the damage to the Welsh economy and the more difficult it will be to recover."

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One comment on “Shops to be allowed to open from Monday in Wales”

  1. Thats fine but if we cant travel more than 5 miles then how are we meant to go shopping if our local shopping centre dosent have many shops.

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