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Coronavirus restrictions in Wales are to be eased further from Saturday with six people from different households able to meet outside.

Prime Minister Mark Drakeford also announced that the open-air hospitality would reopen from Monday, but warned that although new coronavirus infections continue to decline, people using the relaxed restrictions should still move away socially from those of other households or support the bubbles.

Current rules allow up to six people – excluding children under 11 – to meet outdoors, but only from a maximum of two different households.

Mr Drakeford is expected to reveal further changes to COVID measurements at the end of the week.

He said: “The public health context in Wales remains favorable, with cases declining and our vaccination program continues to strengthen.

“Because outdoor meetings continue to be less risky than indoor meetings, we are able to make changes to allow six people to meet outdoors.

“It will provide more opportunities for people, especially young people, to get together outdoors with their friends. This will undoubtedly have a significant positive impact on people’s well-being.

“I am also happy to confirm that outdoor hospitality will be allowed to reopen from Monday April 26th.

“These changes will help the hospitality industry recover from a difficult 12 months.

“It is through the continued efforts of the people of Wales that we are able to make this change. Together we will continue to Wales safe. “

Public Health Wales said on Monday there was another 102 cases of COVID in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 210,925.

The agency reported two more deaths, bringing the total in the country since the start of the pandemic to 5,540.

The figures reflect the 48-hour period until 9 a.m. on Sunday, as the data is no longer released on a Saturday.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-20 02:52:00