Wales lockdown: Supermarkets covering up non-essential items, Report

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Wales lockdown: Supermarkets covering up non-essential items, Report
Wales lockdown: Supermarkets covering up non-essential items, Report

A ban on selling on supermarkets in Wales selling items deemed “non-essential” during the country’s “firebreak” lockdown will be reviewed after shoppers took to social media to express their frustrations.

Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford announced on Saturday that the government would be making sure that “common sense is applied” in supermarkets across the country.

In a post on Twitter, he said: “We’ll be reviewing how the weekend has gone with the supermarkets and making sure that common sense is applied. Supermarkets can sell anything that can be sold in any other type of shop that isn’t required to close. In the meantime, please only leave home if you need to”.

Pressure mounted on the Welsh government on Saturday after many people called into question the choice of products that had been earmarked as not crucial, which reportedly included clothes, shoes, toys and bedding.

A petition to the Senedd – the devolved Welsh parliament – had attracted nearly 44,000 signatures by Sunday morning.

Petitions that get over 5,000 people to support them are then debated in parliament.

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