Friday, 18 Sep 2020

Coronavirus Wales: Mark Drakeford states there is ‘no evidence’ for rule of six outdoors

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights.

The Welsh First Minister told BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty that there was no evidence that supported cutting the number of people allowed to gathering outdoors to a group of six. Mr Drakeford added the people of Wales will be able to gather outside in groups of up to 30, with the restriction of six people in a group only applying indoors. 

BREXIT BULLETIN: Sign up for our special edition newsletter with exclusive insight from this week’s crunch talks  

Ms Munchetty asked: “By not extending this outdoors, as has been done in England, are you not encouraging larger groups to get together?”

Mr Drakeford replied: “Well we still have a maximum of 30 people who can gather outdoors at any one time.

“We have never had evidence at all in Wales that the virus is being spread by people meeting together in the open air.

“I think the evidence on this has been very clear for a long time.

“The virus does not thrive in the outdoors and the sunlight, it does thrive indoors, in the dark and the cold.

“We are making that distinction. We still want people to be able to meet outdoors, indoors it will be six people only.”

More to follow…  

Source: Read Full Article

Related Posts