A 2nd Wales-wide lockdown in the new year is looking significantly likely, according to a cabinet minister.
Deputy Economy and Transportation Minister, Lee Waters, stated the existing firebreak was unlikely to be the last in Wales – with England “anticipated” to follow.
Formerly the Welsh Government had just gone as far as saying it “could not dismiss” another lockdown.
The present nationwide 17- day lockdown is because of be examined when it comes to an end on 9 November.
Speaking on BBC Radio Wales’ Sunday Supplement Mr Waters said previous projections reveal pandemics have “more than one peak”.
He added: “This is not the last lockdown we are likely to see. The projections we released in a worst case situation reveal it’s most likely we are going to need another firebreak in January or February.”
He added that Wales is now seeing a 2nd peak, with important care admissions increasing by 57%today alone, which was why the Welsh Federal government has actually presented this “short, sharp” intervention.
Mr Waters said he expected England to follow Wales with a firebreak “before too long” while the Welsh Federal government was attempting to be “consistent and careful” in trying to flatten the curve of