To prevent the spread of the epidemic, bars and restaurants in Wales will ban the sale of alcohol
November 30th, Mark Drakeford, the Chief Minister of Wales, announced that bars and restaurants throughout Wales will be banned from selling alcohol and must be closed at 6 p.m. every day. The measure will take effect at 6 p.m. this Friday (December 4).
In addition, cinemas, bowling alleys, museums, galleries and other indoor entertainment venues must also be closed on the same date. However, outdoor attractions can remain open. Other epidemic prevention restrictions currently in effect, including the number of family gatherings, indoor and outdoor gatherings in public places, will remain unchanged.
Drekford said the number of COVID-19 cases across Wales continues to climb. Last Friday, the number of infected people per 100,000 people in the country increased from 187 to nearly 210. Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase in the age group under 25 and over 60 years old. He warned that if no action is taken, up to 1,700 people will face death this winter.
Drakeford also said that the government will review these latest epidemic prevention restrictions on December 17, and then do it every three weeks.