Wales’ Housing Minister, Julie James said the country will still be in lockdown past the Easter weekend. She told the public that the First Minister will make a formal announcement later on Wednesday while adding that the actions of the public over the Easter break would “shape Wales for years to come”.
Ms Julie James said during the Welsh Government’s daily COVID-19 briefing in Cardiff that: “the stay-at-home measures were having a positive impact on the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that the public should still brace itself.”
She added: “It’s almost two and a half weeks since we asked people to stay at home, to work from home whenever they can, and to stop making unnecessary journeys.
“These measures will stay in place next week.
“These are extraordinary times, asking people to completely change the way they live, work and socialise is not something we do lightly.
“This weekend we will be celebrating Easter, and as we prepare for that long bank holiday weekend, ministers, local government leaders and the leaders of our emergency services including the police will be calling on everyone in Wales to follow the stay at home rules.”
“Our message to Wales is very simple, stay home and save lives.
“Our actions and decisions over the Easter bank holiday weekend and in the coming weeks and months will shape Wales for years to come.”
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