NEWS ROUNDUP: Up to six people can meet from Saturday
First Minister, Mark Drakeford has confirmed that six people from six households will be able to meet outdoors in Wales from Saturday, and in pub beer gardens once they reopen next week. He said that the further easing of lockdown was because of the lower risk of catching Covid when meeting outdoors. This is the second time the Welsh government has changed lockdown plans during the Senedd election campaign.
Unemployment in Wales rose in the three months to February to 123,000, a rate of 4.8%. That compares with an unemployment rate of 4.9% for the UK. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show the number unemployed was 3,000 higher than three months earlier and 18,000 higher than the same time a year ago.
And - Animal Charity, Dogs Trust have said that lockdowns and the Coronavirus pandemic will have a severe effect on animals. People have not yet started giving up their pets in huge numbers, Dogs Trust said, but there was a "historic trend" of this happening in hard times. Meanwhile in Rhondda Cynon Taf, the Hope Rescue Centre have stated that demand for its dogs had increased fivefold with the pandemic.
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