Mark Drakeford announces easing of coronavirus restrictions
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Mark Drakeford announces easing of coronavirus restrictions

First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed Wales will move to alert level two on Monday (May 17) with the re-opening of indoor hospitality and entertainment venues.

Mr Drakeford said the lowering of the country’s alert level was prompted by levels of coronavirus remaining low and vaccination rates the highest in the UK, adding that if Covid rates continued to fall, he would consider moving Wales to alert level one at the next coronavirus lockdown review on June 4.

That would allow more people to meet in their own homes, increase the number of people at wedding receptions and restart larger events. Mr Drakeford said this would allow people much more freedom. But he added: “We will only make those decisions in the light of the public health position in three weeks time.”

We sat down with Mr Drakeford this morning where he spoke in more detail about his future plans. You can see the full interview here.

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