Wales will CLOSE nightclubs and enforce social distancing in offices after Christmas in bid to tackle Omicron
Wales will close nightclubs and enforce social distancing in offices after Christmas in a bid to tackle Omicron.
First Minister Mark Drakeford said: ‘Delta will continue to be the main cause of coronavirus infections in Wales up to Christmas. But we are seeing cases of omicron increasing rapidly every day in Wales – and across the UK.
‘We need a plan to keep us safe this Christmas and we need stronger measures to protect us afterwards, as we prepare for a large wave of omicron infections.
‘Omicron poses a new threat to our health and safety. It is the most serious development in the pandemic to date.
‘It is one we must take seriously. We will continue to put in place proportionate measures to protect people’s lives and livelihoods.
‘This is a virus which thrives on human contact. Every contact we have is an opportunity for us to spread or catch the virus.’