NO ‘significant easing’ of lockdown restrictions at end of the month, says Wales’ Health Minister
There will be no “significant” changes to lockdown rules here in Wales at the end of the month, the Health Minister has confirmed.
The Welsh Government is due to formally review the Level 4 lockdown Wales is currently in by January 29.
Vaughan Gething said on that date, “no one should expect any sort of significant easing” despite Covid-19 case rates falling across the country.
Public Health Wales figures show the seven-day incidence rate for Wales has dropped to 285 cases per 100,000 people, while the percentage of people testing positive has reduced to 16.7%.
He also said that pressure on critical care in Wales had eased slightly but was still operating at almost 150% of its capacity.
Coming out of Level 4 restrictions “too soon or too fast” could result in “a rebound in Covid rates”, warned the Health Minister.
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