UK must 'plan a path' to Christmas says Welsh First Minister

A meeting of UK leaders will hopefully take place next week to find a “common approach” to dealing with COVID-19 over the festive season.

According to the First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford, the UK must plan a path to Christmas amid the coronavirus pandemic and he called on the UK Government – specifically cabinet minister Michael Gove – to make good on the promised meeting of the four nations to discuss a single approach.His comments come as Wales prepares to come out of a 17-day firebreak lockdown on Monday, while England continues in its month-long lockdown which ends at the start of December.“I really hope that meeting materialises," said Mr Drakeford. “The restrictions people have had to live with are incredibly difficult and demanding, and everybody is tried and fatigued of coronavirus.

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“If we can offer respite over Christmas that is what we would want to do."

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford is looking fore the UK to take a joined up approach to dealing with COVID-19 over the festive season
First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford is looking fore the UK to take a joined up approach to dealing with COVID-19 over the festive season
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