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Wales to enter 17-day ‘firebreak’ Covid lockdown on Friday

From 6pm on Friday, the whole of Wales will go back into lockdown – residents ordered to stay at home, non-essential retail, tourism and hospitality businesses closed.

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford said scientists believed a “firebreak” would be the most effective way of curbing the spread of the virus, saying “if we do nothing, our health service will be overwhelmed and businesses will not be able to function”.

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    Average age of covid deaths 82 with a 99.98 recovery rate why should we lock down

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    Andrew Jones Productions

    Da iawn Mark Drakeford! Da iawn Cymru!

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    470 school pupils on test and trace in Rhyl after 7 children attended school at blessed teds parents knowing they had COVID, three more confirmed at Glan Clwyd hospital 10 on test and trace after child with virus attended Ysgol Glan Clwyd … my sons disabled school one confirmed and the list goes on. Keep safe everyone 💗🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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    Bravo Wales,
    you are more clever than the English version over the border

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    Wales was following strickter rules since the beginning. The question should be why the numbers are still high and why do they believe the lockdown will make a difference this time?

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    Wales should be in lockdown it's infecting people in England. Holiday makers taking it with them to homes in England.

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    who wants to bet that this 2 weeks turns into a month ?

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    haha Welsh Conservatives chipping in to the debate. Shutting down his businesses he says Pot, Kettle, Black

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    If the 2m distance works why the masks?if the masks work why the 2m distance if both work why the lockdowns ?👍🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑

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    wales was always something else 😀

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    In the words of Cypress Hill. "When the sh!t goes down, you'd better be ready".

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    Haha you will never come out of lock down, the nwo is here slaves

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    I don't understand how people can put up with this.

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    Noticed most people protesting are the ones who rely on schools to look after there kids….

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    How do you say " I'M HELPING " in a welsh ralf wigum style?
    This is a giant pack of narcs virtue signalling for their own ego that a lockdown is saving millions of lives when it only serves to wreck the small chances anyone had of owning a business or their own home.

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    Judge Orwell 1984

    The hospital ICUs are at their normal level for this time of year.85 – 90% is normal.Capacity this year is not solely Covid.More people in Wales died of flu in recent years,than this year of Covid.This is no longer a pandemic.It is a casedemic because thousands more are being tested,with no symptoms.Lockdowns are useless,but it is a good tool if you want to trash the economy,on behalf of "The Great Reset " for the World Economic Forum.That's what's going on.It's definitely not to protect from the virus.

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    Willy nilly measures nothing to do with logic or science.

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    No need to wait till people in midwales start dying off before closing! The fire break will stop it in those areas that have low counts

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    This ain't the right thing to do. Shut up mate. The whole country needs to lock down. Otherwise it's going to get alot worse. It already is and you're saying its not the right thing to do. I hope you get covid then tell me. I know people who have been seriously ill. It's not a joke. It lasts longer then two weeks use ain't got a clue just playing with people's lives. I'm not an essential worker but I still have to go. To risk my life for what? Minimum wage as per usual and high taxes. Country's messed up

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    Максим, к слову к игре в online казино надо также подходить с умом. Само собой, если вы играете в вулкан делюкс там никогда не выведете рубли, а если подойти к вопросу более глобально тогда будете представлять, что бывают такие как 1хбеты, написанные мошенниками и не несущие ответственности, а бывают казино с выданной лицензией, там подстройка автоматов отсутствует. По-этому не думаю что правильно судить только по левым сайтам. Перечень лицензионных казино можно увидеть здесь: https://cpasite.ru/cr/ /// Bear in Mind the Narrative of the fisherman as Well as the goldfish? The older man threw the internet for the next time and arrived the net with one fish, using a tricky fish – gold. The fish pleaded:I want to go, elderly man, into the sea! Dear one, I will give a ransom for myself – I will pay off everything you need. And what exactly did the dim-witted old guy do instead of using this exceptional offer? I went and told the older woman about the fish. You know what happened following: Not only was that the old guy left in the busted trough, but in addition with the same grumpy, insatiable old woman who did not feel the beaches.

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    About time, it's absolute lunacy to lockdown individual towns in hope that'll stop the spread.

    I only hope that it doesn't spike up in a week or two due to idiots going out to pubs and stuff now before lockdown.

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    The Bedford Unicorn

    Let that sink in guys… its only going to buy them 28 DAYS at which point numbers will grow again and guess what they will have to do again… LOCKDOWN again. And if the numbers start to rise again after 28 days guess what guys that will mean that Chirstmas will have to be distrupted also
    And just to remind everyone 99% of people do not get critically ill

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    Circuit break fire break call it what you like , is like giving up & hiding

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    Imagine doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. 🤔

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    The tv tells people what to do

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    The British government is a farmer and the citizens are cattle

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    I just don't get it anymore, what's the point?? are we going to do this for another year till a vaccine is approved?? get on with it, protect the elderly and the rest get on with things.

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    Welsh farmer 127 yrs old dies of Covid. How about we lock the Country down for 5 yrs…. bet the Welsh Parliament are getting full pay whilst they deprive everyone else….

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    All grasping at straws. All too stupid for words.

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    TOTAL  LUNACY   KILLING THE  NATION  AND THE  ECONOMY????  WHAT  IS  CHINA  DOING???   WITH  A   BOOMING  ECONOMY???? M PEOPLE  ARE  WORKING  PRODUCING AND  WEARING  MASKS???? NOT  ROCKET  SCIENCE????   THEY  DONT  HAVE   DRINKEN  HOOLIGANS  RULING  THEIR  COUNTRY.  SOON   CHINA  WILL  RULE  THE  WORLD  AND   WELL  DESERVED.

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    PEOP[LE  MUST  GO BACK TO WORKJ  AND  WEAR  MASKS   CLOSE  PUBS  BARS   CLUBSTHAT  IS  WHERE  ALL  EVIL   BREEDS

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