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Right now the angry Tesco shopper is screaming as he rips plastic off items in Wales


An angry man was filmed removing plastic covers from non-essential items in a Welsh supermarket.

Gwilym Owen, who was not wearing a mask, is seen tearing down blankets in a Tesco as shops are banned from selling some goods under the Welsh lock.

You can hear him scream: "Since when have clothes been exempted?", "Tear off the fucks!" and & # 39; kids & # 39; who fuck clothes is a shame. & # 39;

The footage ends with security personnel approaching Mr. Owen and shouting, "Since when has clothing been no longer important?"

In a post on Facebook he said afterwards: “I had enough last night. I don't care about the backlash I might get as a result. & # 39;

Wales was thrown into a draconian "fire safety" lockdown at 6pm yesterday and is expected to ruin the Welsh economy.

As part of the activities, which will last 17 days, people will be asked to stay home and only go for a limited number of reasons, including exercise, buying staples, or seeking or providing care.

In today's coronavirus news:

  • Professor Neil Ferguson warned loved ones about catching Covid and dying if households mingle for Christmas, but said the effects will be "likely limited" if they only last a day or two;
  • The scientist said schools may have to be closed to older students if the ban on shuffling households doesn't "significantly affect" the number of infections.
  • He also predicts that if the number of cases continues to increase at the current rate, the NHS will not be able to handle the cases, and says that while infections have decreased in 18–21 year olds in other age groups however continued to increase.
  • Dr. Nick Scriven, former president of the Society for Acute Medicine, warned last night that cancellations are "inevitable" in large areas of healthcare.
  • Police announced plans to patrol the Anglo-Welsh border to prevent families from crossing for a half-time vacation as Wales falls into a two-week "fire break" lockdown.
  • The Sheffield City mayor said he would "not hesitate to ask the government for more money" after "tough negotiations" secured the area with £ 41 million.
  • Experts predict that the psychological consequences of the pandemic will lead to a fall in birth rates, people to remain alone longer and women to become more sexualised.
  • Scientific advisors have been warned that the coronavirus is mutating and could become more contagious, according to SAGE papers.
  • Chancellor Rishi Sunak was banned from a pub and restaurant in his constituency for voting against extending free school meals.
  • A London company receives up to £ 7,000 per day from the taxpayer for completing the failed NHS Test and Trace.
  • Only one in ten stays home two weeks after being instructed by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate.

Gwilym Owen, who was not wearing a mask, removes covers in a shop that are no longer for sale under the new Welsh lockdown restrictions

You can hear the man scream: "Since when have clothes been released?", "Tear off the fucks!" and & # 39; kids & # 39; who fuck clothes it's a shame & # 39;

You can hear the man scream: "Since when have clothes been released?", "Tear off the fucks!" and & # 39; kids & # 39; who fuck clothes it's a shame & # 39;

He added on Facebook, “I had enough last night. I don't care about the game I can get from it. & # 39;

He added on Facebook, “I had enough last night. I don't care about the game I can get from it. & # 39;

Mr Owen continued on Facebook, “I've heard supermarkets have 'non-essential' items like clothing covered. We are now heading into winter and who would have thought that clothes for children are not absolutely necessary?

“I'm sure there are people out there who can barely afford to heat their homes and now they want to stop people from buying clothes in supermarkets.

“I don't expect everyone to do what I've done here, but I do expect everyone to know that it is nothing but immoral and inhumane to deny public dress.

“So no, I'm not ashamed of what I did.

“I'm not ready to live in a society where they can take away basic human needs like buying new clothes, especially for children. So I'll do what I can to stop it.

“I'm dealing with what's going on, and we need more people who are committed to what's right! That was my booth. & # 39;

A Tesco spokesman said: "We are currently unable to sell 'nonessential' items in our stores under the new restrictions imposed by the Welsh government.

"Our colleagues have worked hard to implement these measures and we ask customers to observe these restrictions."

It comes after police last night revealed extraordinary plans to patrol the Anglo-Welsh border to prevent families from crossing for a half-time vacation amid a two-week "fire break" lockdown.

Officials will try to deter caravans from sneaking into England from Wales and deter Welsh motorists from defying Prime Minister Mark Drakeford's "power-mad" orders to make "non-essential" trips.

Meanwhile, Gloucestershire Police announced an operation covering stretches from Wales into the Forest of Dean, where officials will prevent motorists from traveling to England to find out what they are doing.

Drivers will be asked to turn around and return to Wales if officials "are not satisfied with their explanation," a spokesman said. If they refuse, the police will notify the armed forces in Wales so they can impose fines.

But drivers were seen yesterday crossing the border on the A494 in Queensferry and on the A5445 between Chester and Wrexham in a violation of the new restrictions.

Mr Drakeford has threatened to use license plate recognition cameras to punish English drivers entering his country.

His appeal was confirmed by Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who threatened to introduce a similar travel ban across Scotland to discourage people from traveling from virus hotspots in England.

However, the Federation of Police of England and Wales has determined that the ban is "unenforceable". Additional police work, which "is already overloaded due to the pandemic", would be made more difficult by the measure.

Cars traveling from England to Wales on the M4 motorway near Rogiet as the two-week lockdown to "fire breakers" begins

Cars traveling from England to Wales on the M4 motorway near Rogiet as the two-week lockdown to "fire breakers" begins

Traffic on the A494 on the Anglo-Welsh border in Queensferry to Wales is blocking the country

Traffic on the A494 on the Anglo-Welsh border in Queensferry to Wales is blocking the country

Traffic on the A494 on the Anglo-Welsh border in Queensferry to Wales is blocking the country

Traffic on the A494 on the Anglo-Welsh border in Queensferry to Wales is blocking the country

The A5445 on the Anglo-Welsh border between Chester and Wrexham at 7pm yesterday after the closure began

The A5445 on the Anglo-Welsh border between Chester and Wrexham at 7pm yesterday after the closure began

Officials will enforce Covid-19 restrictions over the weekend to crack down on motorists who oppose Prime Minister Mark Drakeford's "power-mad" attempt to quell the virus despite the travel ban being "unenforceable".

Officials will enforce Covid-19 restrictions over the weekend to crack down on motorists who oppose Prime Minister Mark Drakeford's "power-mad" attempt to quell the virus despite the travel ban being "unenforceable".

Police officers were in Cardiff city center tonight when Wales entered a 17-day "fire safety" lockdown at 6pm

Police officers were in Cardiff city center tonight when Wales entered a 17-day "fire safety" lockdown at 6pm

Supermarket workers in Wales covered kettles and phone chargers on shelves when "power-mad" First Minister Mark Drakeford banned the sale of "non-essential" items during the lockdown of the country's coronavirus fire

Supermarket workers in Wales covered kettles and phone chargers on shelves when "power-mad" First Minister Mark Drakeford banned the sale of "non-essential" items during the country's coronavirus blaze lockdown

Lidl closed all "non-essential" aisles in Porthmadog yesterday before 6 p.m., as the ban should apply to the complete closure

Lidl closed all "non-essential" aisles in Porthmadog yesterday before 6 p.m., as the ban should apply to the complete closure

A moving graph shows the coronavirus infection rate in Wales for the week of October 5th to 11th

A moving graph shows the coronavirus infection rate in Wales for the week of October 5th to 11th

A moving graph shows the coronavirus infection rate in Wales for the week of October 12-18

A moving graph shows the coronavirus infection rate in Wales for the week of October 12-18

Not essential or essential? What we know about which goods are banned in Wales' fire safety

First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced that non-essential items will not be allowed to be sold during the country's fire lockdown.

To date, the Welsh Government has not published a public list of the goods.

The supermarkets also didn't respond if they were given specific instructions on what they couldn't sell.

However, the information gathered yesterday suggests that these items cannot be sold during the 17 days of restrictions:

  • Hairdryer
  • Stationary
  • water heater
  • Phone chargers
  • Duvets
  • leaves
  • Electrical products

A spokesman for Gloucestershire Constabulary said: “While we cannot fine those who travel to the county from Wales, we can inform the hosts of those we are stopping to see what happened so they can take action can.

Officials will be conducting an operation over the weekend that will cover stretches from Wales into the Forest of Dean. If we prevent someone from traveling from Wales we will work with them to find out why, explain the legislation and encourage them to turn around if we are not satisfied with their explanation.

The spokesman added, "If you don't turn around, we will notify the force monitoring the area you have traveled from so that they can issue a fine.

"It is important to emphasize that the vast majority of people abide by the rules, but in line with our police approach, we will take action when there are obvious violations."

He emphasized: “There are no checkpoints. The officers spend some time on the main routes into the forest, stopping vehicles if there are concerns that the vehicle has traveled a distance. You won't stop every vehicle. & # 39;

Anyone who refuses to pay can be tried and convicted with a criminal record.

The North Wales Police announced additional patrols and "increased visibility" throughout the area over the weekend.

On behalf of the four Welsh Police Forces, Interim Deputy Superintendent Nigel Harrison of the North Wales Police Department said: “People should not travel between areas with local restrictions without well-defined excuses.

& # 39; This includes those traveling from other parts of the UK at high transfer rates.

“If you live in an unrestricted area in Wales, you are not allowed to leave Wales to travel to other areas of the UK at high rates – again without a reasonable excuse.

"All the measures we take and the efforts we make will be aimed at limiting the spread of the virus and helping us all protect our loved ones, our communities and our vital health services."

Both forces said they would not use officers to routinely patrol the border and that not all vehicles crossing them would be stopped. However, drivers should expect an increased police presence.

The officers will be on the lookout for vehicles such as caravans or people that are pulling pleasure boats that may be breaking the rules.

Chief Inspector Jeff Moses told the Conwy Council Economic and Control Committee this week that officials would expect to see lots of caravans on the A55 as people try to break the new restrictions.

"We are aware and expect caravans to fly over the A55 on Friday afternoon," he said. "So there will be some measures to counter this." Unfortunately, I'm sure there will be a lot of people trying to get to Wales.

The SAGE files: Papers presented to the government claim Covid-19 is mutating, London does not see an increase in some cases and patients die faster in the second wave than in the first

Scientific advisors have been warned that the coronavirus could become mutated and more contagious, according to SAGE articles published yesterday.

NERVTAG (New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group) said the UK is unable to study these mutations in depth and whether they are harmful.

It is one of several papers released by the government yesterday that provides some insight into how scientists are managing the pandemic.

The idea was explored in a scientific report submitted to the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE), which then submits the results to the government for information on health policy.

Another document shows, as scientists have found, that London has so far avoided a “second wave” of the magnitude that happens in other major English cities such as Liverpool and Manchester.

Experts speculate that this is due to the fact that a larger part of the capital's population has immunity to the coronavirus after it was already there, compared to the northwest, which did not have infections as high as London in the first wave.

Data shows that Covid-19 patients die faster in hospital than the first time – an average of one week instead of two. This may be because treatment has improved, and therefore doctors can save the lives of people who are not as sick and usually take longer to die, which increases the average time.

"There's a lot of work going on in the background, as I'm sure you know." The Gwent Police Department has also pledged to conduct additional patrols throughout the area.

However, a spokesman said the focus will be on "engaging with the community" rather than specifically patrolling the border.

Temporary Deputy Police Commissioner Ian Roberts said, "We will be doing additional patrols in Gwent, particularly during Halloween and Bonfire Nights."

It comes when supermarket workers covered up kettles and phone chargers on shelves when Mr Drakeford banned the sale of "non-essential" items during the country's coronavirus fire lockdown.

Tesco and Lidl staff became Wales' first "trolley police" as they hid shelves of "nonessential" items behind plastic wrap to deter customers from buying them before restrictions began tonight were introduced.

Plastic barriers and stacks of beverage crates were also erected to cordon off certain aisles, while other items were taped off by staff to comply with the draconian new rules.

In other major supermarkets, Sainsbury's staff worked around the clock to make changes while Waitrose reviewed government guidelines and Asda claimed it had "very little time" to implement the new rules.

Four employees at a Tesco store in Pontypool inspected the cover-up for a 20-minute test run before the latest restrictions went into effect. Witnesses admitted they had never seen anything like it.

Mr Drakeford described preventing supermarkets from selling non-essential products during the fire lock as "a simple matter of fairness".

The Wales union leader couldn't hide his frustration when he was repeatedly asked about the restrictions, which have now been in place for 17 days. He said they were "fair" and crucial in stopping the virus from spreading.

He told a press conference in Cardiff that any suggestion that the ban announced Thursday was based on his own policy was "nonsensical".

He said: “We are asking hundreds of small businesses to close on the main road across Wales.

“We can't do that and then allow supermarkets to sell goods that these people can't sell.

“And we try to minimize the time people spend outside their homes in that two-week period.

"This is not the time to go shopping for non-essential items in supermarkets."

He said trying to find exemptions from the rules was "just the wrong" approach and urged the people of Wales not to use the ceasefire to do things they don't have to.

"It's a simple matter of fairness – we're here in Wales together," he added.

He was criticized for the demeanor by TV presenter Kay Burley, who argued that her hair dryer was a necessary item despite the Welsh guide claiming it had been classified as "not essential".

Supermarket shoppers in Wales yesterday claimed sales of comforters, bedding and electrical appliances had been stopped by Tesco employees who had covered shelves with plastic.

31-year-old Tesco customer Jamie Cole said the aisle with kettles and phone chargers is also "completely closed" despite being "needed" as temperatures gradually drop across the country.

Mr. Cole said, “I was shocked, it's pretty bad. Bedding should be available for children and mothers. We're coming into winter, it's cold outside, I couldn't believe it.

“I don't have children of my own, but my girlfriend and sister have children, she's also pretty shocked. You rely on Tesco as it is the only supermarket in our town.

“That was at 10:49 am today, the restrictions won't take effect until 6:00 pm and all other supermarkets are fine. The employees only follow orders, it happened so quickly. They only announced it around 7pm last night.

“I'm 30 years old and I've never seen anything like it in my life. You follow the rules then do this, it's pretty intimidating. There was another corridor that was also completely closed, namely the stationery corridor and the electrical system.

Plastic sheeting has been placed over electrical appliances that are banned from being sold in this Welsh Asda store tonight

Plastic sheeting has been placed over electrical appliances that are banned from being sold in this Welsh Asda store tonight

Pallets of inventory block access to non-essential goods in the Sainsburys store in Crindau, Newport, at the start of the fire lockdown

Pallets of inventory block access to non-essential goods in the Sainsburys store in Crindau, Newport, at the start of the fire lockdown

Non-essential corridors at Asda in Coryton, Cardiff, were closed at 6 p.m. to meet fire break ban rules

Non-essential corridors at Asda in Coryton, Cardiff, were closed at 6 p.m. to meet fire break ban rules

Children's clothing was wrapped in cellophane as it cannot be sold under the new regulations on the blocking of fire retardants

Children's clothing was wrapped in cellophane as it cannot be sold under the new regulations on the blocking of fire retardants

Crates of beverages have been used to cordon off non-essential aisles in the Tesco store in Cardiff to comply with the new rules

Crates of beverages have been used to cordon off non-essential aisles in the Tesco store in Cardiff to comply with the new rules

The employees pasted products such as duvets in Tesco's shop in Pontypool with a sign that read: "Unfortunately, due to government guidelines, we can only sell these items on November 9th."

The employees pasted products such as duvets in Tesco's shop in Pontypool with a sign that read: "Unfortunately, due to government guidelines, we can only sell these items on November 9th."

A barrier has been erected at a Tesco supermarket in Swansea as supermarkets are instructed to stop selling non-essential goods

A barrier has been put up at a Tesco supermarket in Swansea as supermarkets are instructed to stop selling non-essential goods

HOW HAVE INFECTIONS CHANGED IN WALES?

Wales has pulled the trigger on a 17-day "fire safety" ban after the average daily infections more than tripled in a month.

The seven-day moving average, believed to be the most accurate measure of breakouts as it takes into account daily fluctuations, was 238 on September 23.

It currently stands at 894, according to an analysis of the numbers from Public Health Wales.

The weekly infection rate per 100,000 in Wales has also increased by almost a quarter in one week.

It currently stands at 199.2 after rising from 160.6 last Friday.

The rate of 199.2 per 100,000 is significantly higher than Scotland's 161.2 but still below England's 213.6.

Northern Ireland – the smallest population in the UK at 1.8 million – has the highest home country rate at 378.6.

To get a feel for how quickly the crisis has grown in Wales, only 3.7 cases per 100,000 per week were recorded in August, the lowest in the UK.

The nation's 761 new cases yesterday brought the number of confirmed cases to 40,253.

A quarter of it was recorded in the last fourteen days.

There have been 10,625 cases since Sept. 11 – although the real number is believed to be much higher because so many people are asymptomatic or untested.

“If you needed a kettle or a phone charger, this aisle was completely closed. I've done some homework and there isn't a key items list on the Wales government website.

"I think it's the supermarket that decides which items are important."

A spokesperson for Tesco confirmed to MailOnline: "Our colleagues across Wales will be working incredibly hard today to ensure that we can comply with the Welsh Government's ban on selling" nonessential "goods to our customers from 6pm this evening."

It came after Mr. Drakeford was caught being toasted over his ban on the stores selling the items in his lock.

The Labor First Minister couldn't hide his frustration when asked repeatedly about the restrictions, which went into effect at 6 p.m. for 17 days.

He insisted that they were "fair" and crucial in stopping the virus from spreading.

However, when asked if it was “imperative” for parents to buy new school pants if their children tear them up, Drakeford groaned, “It's just the wrong way to approach this whole business.

"We're back to the approach of how to bypass the rules for coronavirus."

He added irritably, "There is a greater price at stake here than whether or not you have to buy a candle."

Mr Drakeford insisted that it was unacceptable to allow supermarkets to continue selling clothing and other products while smaller retailers were closed.

"We're all here in Wales," he said at a press conference in Cardiff.

"This is no time to go shopping for non-essential items in supermarkets."

Anger rose, however, when Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething made it clear that alcohol is a key element under the confusing new rules – but insisted that hairdryers don't.

He also acknowledged that a "line by line" list of products sold was "unusable" and hoped retailers would have an "adult understanding".

There are fears that this will mark a return to the scenes seen at the start of the pandemic, when there was controversy over the contents of people's shopping carts.

Mr Drakeford said this afternoon that local restrictions have managed to contain the spread of the virus but not "turn it back".

He compared advances like Torfaen positively to areas in England like Oldham. But he said the "brief sharp shock" of a lockdown was now essential.

"We need to act now because the virus is rising too quickly," he said.

Many retailers will be forced to close completely during the "fire safety" lockdown, but grocery stores and pharmacies can remain open.

During a bruised interview with Kay Burley on Sky News, Mr Gething said the Welsh government was producing "categories" for sale.

"A supermarket that sells clothes is not essential. We want adults to understand what they can do so that they can do that."

A road sign in the Welsh capital, Cardiff, advised people that the new fire lockdown would begin at 6pm on Friday

A road sign in the Welsh capital, Cardiff, warned people that the new fire lockdown would begin at 6pm on Friday

A worker closes the entrance gate to a bar on St. Mary Street in Cardiff as the new lockdown rules go into effect at 6pm

A worker closes the entrance gate to a bar on St. Mary Street in Cardiff as the new lockdown rules go into effect at 6pm

Employees are packing tables and chairs outside a bar in central Cardiff to comply with the new lockdown restrictions

Employees are packing tables and chairs outside a bar in central Cardiff to comply with the new lockdown restrictions

Aworker closes the door to the Pasture Bar in Cardiff, which, according to the new rules, cannot reopen until November 9th

Aworker closes the door to the Pasture Bar in Cardiff, which, according to the new rules, cannot reopen until November 9th

A worker brings furniture from the Pasture Bar in the Welsh capital as the draconian new lockdown measures go into effect

A worker brings furniture from the Pasture Bar in the Welsh capital as the draconian new lockdown measures go into effect

Employees are packing tables and chairs outside a bar in central Cardiff on Friday night, the start of the new draconian lockdown

Employees are packing tables and chairs outside a bar in central Cardiff on Friday night, the start of the new draconian lockdown

Employees are packing tables and chairs outside a fish bar in central Cardiff to comply with the new lockdown regulations

Employees are packing tables and chairs outside a fish bar in central Cardiff to comply with the new lockdown regulations

A road sign in the Welsh capital, Cardiff, warned people that the new fire lockdown would begin at 6pm on Friday

A road sign in the Welsh capital, Cardiff, warned people that the new fire lockdown would begin at 6pm on Friday

Cars at the border crossing between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland while Gardai conducts checks asking people the reason for their travel, amid tightened coronavirus restrictions

Cars at the border crossing between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland while Gardai conducts checks asking people the reason for their travel, amid tightened coronavirus restrictions

A security guard asks a UK-registered driver where he's going after the Republic imposed a new national ban on Wednesday night

A security guard asks a UK-registered driver where he's going after the Republic imposed a new national ban on Wednesday night

Welsh lockdown rules

Supermarkets can only sell "essential items".

Pubs and restaurants closed

Only leave the house to buy groceries, medication, or play sports

Household mix indoors and outdoors prohibited

Most secondary school children stay at home

Work from home wherever possible

Wear face masks indoors and on public transportation

He added, “We don't want to go line by line through thousands of product items. That would be useless from their and our point of view, ”he said.

Burley asked if the situation meant alcohol was essential but a hair dryer was not.

"Well, food and drink are things we had in the first phase of the pandemic. They are available everywhere," Gething replied.

When the moderator insisted, "Trust me, my hair dryer is important", Mr. Gething replied, "No, it isn't, Kay."

Burley said: 'Of course it is. Look at the condition of your hair compared to mine. I need to dry my hair, you can towel dry yours. & # 39;

But Mr Gething replied, "I don't think the biggest problem on people's minds in Wales is going to be whether they can buy a hair dryer for the next two weeks."

As the police have the power to take action against drivers driving from England to Wales, Lake Garda is back on the Irish border, carrying out checks on drivers after high-level lockdowns have been imposed on both sides of the border.

The Irish police have not carried out such rigorous checks on drivers from Ulster since the days of the disturbance when the IRA was moving weapons and explosives into the war-torn province.

Now they're on the lookout for people who don't necessarily travel after the republic imposed fluctuating level 5 restrictions this week banning people from traveling more than 3 miles from their home.

Stormont has asked citizens not to take "unnecessary trips", but Dublin's measures are more aggressive.

On Wednesday evening, as Ireland's new six-week national lockdown began, Gardai was given new powers by Dublin to prosecute those who do not necessarily travel, with fines of up to 2,500 euros and prison sentences of up to six months.

The fire lock caused anger among the opposition, and Welsh Conservative Andrew RT Davies tweeted, "The power goes into their heads".

The lockdown is considerably more severe than the three-tier system in England. Wales requires people to stay at home except for limited purposes such as sports and the complete closure of pubs, restaurants, hotels and non-essential shops.

This week a travel ban for hotspot areas in England to Wales was passed despite the Police Federation calling it "unenforceable".

In contrast, even in England's strictest tier three areas, some outdoor social gatherings are allowed and pubs can remain open provided they offer customers a "full meal".

As a result, revelers took to the streets of Cardiff city center last night to enjoy a blast in the city before the new restrictions went into effect.

The hard line in Wales has been mercilessly mocked by social media users who created memes to circumvent the new regulations

The hard line in Wales has been mercilessly mocked by social media users who created memes to circumvent the new regulations

The bacteriologist says the restaurant and pub closings in Scotland and Wales are NOT backed by "solid evidence".

The closings of pubs and restaurants in Scotland and Wales are not backed by "solid evidence", according to a top researcher.

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday unveiled her country's new tiered lockdown approach, while Wales started a 17-day “ceasefire” this evening at 6pm.

The rules mean that the shutters come down on many sections of the main street in both countries. However, Hugh Pennington, a professor of bacteriology at the University of Aberdeen, said he was frustrated with the lack of information being used to aid the closure.

It comes after hospitality groups have signaled their intention to take legal action against the government.

The Scottish Beer and Pub Association, Scottish Licensed Trade Association, UK Hospitality (Scotland), Scottish Hospitality Group and Night Time Industries Association Scotland are pursuing action.

They said there was "no solid evidence" of the closings of bars and restaurants that were extended for another week in the Central Belt yesterday.

Prof. Pennington said he understood the hotel groups' decision to take legal action.

He said, “I can see where they are from.

“I can see why you want to see more data.

“I think those of us who are not involved in the government machine would like to see this data.

“I was quite frustrated with the lack of information about outbreaks and the evidence used.

“What the hospitality industry wants to see is the evidence that drives politics.

“There's evidence from the international scene, we know there have been outbreaks in pubs and of course there was the Aberdeen outbreak.

“But what I haven't seen, and what the hotel industry will be very happy to see, is whether there has been a detailed study of an outbreak.

“You can do pretty sophisticated analysis pretty quickly, and I haven't seen that data.

"And if there is evidence, the hospitality industry can accept it. That is why you are so dependent on us."

In Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also wants to go tougher than the Prime Minister, with more curbs to fight the pandemic, despite downplaying claims by a top advisor that families should prepare to watch loved ones over Zoom this Christmas on the ongoing crisis.

Mr Drakeford said it was being "made clear" to supermarkets that only certain parts of their stores could be opened to sell essentials.

Retailers have had only a few hours to put together plans for the lockdown, which will run through November 9th, as shopkeepers argue that the rules don't make sense as customers are already in their stores to get the "essentials" Items to buy.

Mr Drakeford made the announcement on a Senedd committee in response to a question from conservative MS Russell George who said it was "unfair" to force independent clothing and hardware retailers to close while similar goods are being sold in large supermarkets .

"At the first restrictions, people understood to some extent that supermarkets weren't closing all the things they might have needed," Drakeford said.

“I don't think people will be as understanding this time around, and we are going to make it clear to the supermarkets that they can only open those parts of their business that supply people with essential goods and that do not include some of the things Russell George mentioned, which other people are prevented from selling.

"So we will make sure that there is a level playing field for the next two weeks."

Starting Friday, all leisure and non-essential retail stores will be closed, including clothing stores, furniture stores, and car dealerships. A full list has yet to be published.

Shops that are allowed to remain open include supermarkets and other grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, and post offices.

The law allows firms that run a business that offers a mixed set of services to open if they discontinue the services that need to close.

Mr George said: “It is deeply worrying that, given that we are only days from the lockdown, we are still waiting for a full list of the types of businesses to shut down and guidance to be published Business closures.

“At a time of considerable uncertainty, it is – intentionally or not – completely unacceptable to create even more concern and fear, which this government unfortunately manages.

“The people and businesses of Wales deserve better than to be left in the dark. In order to ensure people's jobs and livelihoods, I urge the Welsh Labor Government to heed our demands and immediately publish a list. & # 39;

Andrew RT Davies, the Conservative shadow health secretary, tweeted, "The power goes into their heads."

He later added, “Is a Strongbow pitcher considered essential? What about much-needed panties when you run short?

"I hope there are some published guidelines on what the Labor Commissioners think is essential."

Sue Davies of consumer group Which? Said the announcement would create "confusion", especially among the vulnerable.

"Our own research has shown that nearly half of those who identified themselves as situationally vulnerable during the previous lockdown in Wales had difficulty accessing the groceries and groceries they needed," she said.

“The Welsh Government must act now to resolve the situation where retailers can and cannot sell, and urgently identify those who need support most to ensure that no one at risk is in trouble To get access to groceries and other basics you need. '

The First Minister said he would keep the principality closed for as short as possible but insisted it was necessary to interrupt a "rising tide" of cases – even though Wales has a lower rate of infection than England.

The decision to impose a "short and deep" lockdown by November 9th, reflecting Sir Keir Starmer's national demands and wiping out Halloween and Bonfire Night, sparked angry political backlash.

The data showed England had a coronavirus infection rate of 166 per 100,000 people for the week of October 14, while Wales had a rate of 163 per 100,000.

Welsh Tories said it would doom the country to an endless cycle of two-week lockdowns, while Conservative MPs in Westminster said it was a "blunt instrument" and "the closure of all of Wales is disproportionate to the risk in some parts of the country. " Country & # 39 ;.

Health Department data shows how different weekly infection rates are in Wales. In dark blue areas, at least 200 cases for every 100,000 people were diagnosed for the week ending October 18. Light blue has a rate between 101 and 200. In dark green areas between 100,000 and 100 cases were found for every 100,000 people; light green saw between 11 and 50 positive tests for the same number of people.

Health Department data shows how different weekly infection rates are in Wales. In dark blue areas, at least 200 cases for every 100,000 people were diagnosed for the week ending October 18. Light blue has a rate between 101 and 200. In dark green areas between 100,000 and 100 cases were found for every 100,000 people; light green saw between 11 and 50 positive tests for the same number of people.

A graph shows how the number of coronavirus cases in Wales has increased since the end of August, but less in recent days

A graph shows how the number of coronavirus cases in Wales has increased since the end of August, but less in recent days

A graph shows how the number of coronavirus hospitalizations in Wales has increased in the past few days but not skyrocketed

A graph shows how the number of coronavirus hospitalizations in Wales has increased in the past few days but not skyrocketed

A graph shows how coronavirus deaths have increased in Wales since late August, but less in recent days

A graph shows how coronavirus deaths have increased in Wales since late August, but less in recent days

During a bloody interview with Kay Burley on Sky News, Vaughan Gething said the Welsh government was producing "categories" that could be sold

During a bloody interview with Kay Burley on Sky News, Vaughan Gething said the Welsh government was producing "categories" that could be sold

Sara Jones, director of the Welsh Retail Consortium, said: "It is ill-conceived and short-sighted to force retailers to stop selling certain items without being clearly told what can and cannot be sold."

And James Lowman, head of the Association of Convenience Stores, added, "Retailers must not be forced to stop making products available to customers just because ministers do not consider them essential."

A spokesman for the Welsh government said: "The ceasefire is intended to reduce all physical contact between households to an absolute minimum in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus and save lives.

“We have a small window in which to take these actions and there are no easy decisions.

"However, we are fully aware of the impact the fire is having on businesses and we are providing an additional £ 300 million to support them through this difficult time."

At the start of the pandemic, hordes of shoppers came to supermarkets at dawn to stock up on cleared aisles across the country after weeks of panic buying.

Demands from the government and retailers to consider other people and avoid panic buying have been largely ignored. Those who showed restraint had to flock to the stores well before opening hours to make sure they didn't go empty-handed.

Individual stores have taken steps to limit the number of products people could buy, while police and private security guards have even been drafted to stamp out searches of high-demand items like toilet paper.

Mr Drakeford said this week, “It is a very difficult time indeed and that is why we ultimately chose the shortest possible length of time for a fire to break out – a two-week period.

“But if you make it short, you have to make it deep. There is a compromise.

“We could have spent a longer period of time with a little less restriction, but in the end the advice to us – partly due to the mental health implications – was that you could keep that period as short as possible. that would help mitigate these effects. & # 39;

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