Meanwhile, in Wales, the government is imposing a draconian two-week lockdown that they’re calling a “fire break” to slow the spread of Covid-19:
The Welsh Government has announced a two-week national "fire break" lockdown to come into force from Friday at 6pm
For more on this and other news visit https://t.co/8OWd2TvLrt
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) October 19, 2020
A different term might be “controlled burn” as the government is going to destroy some trees to hopefully save the forest:
Disastrous news for Wales. A full lockdown – despite hard evidence that such a measure is NOT associated with decreased Covid-19 mortality. But you can guarantee many businesses will close, many jobs will be lost, and many more folk will die at home from cancer and heart disease.
— Dan Wootton (@danwootton) October 19, 2020
Closing businesses that the government deems non-essential and forcing people just to buy what they need on Amazon is insane:
Shoppers in Wales know if they need a kettle or duvet they can go on Amazon. The other people who know about Amazon are the small shopkeepers which are locked down. The only person who doesn't know about Amazon is Corbyinista Drakeford. His next policy? To ban Amazon. A triumph.
— Kelvin MacKenzie (@kelvmackenzie) October 23, 2020
But that’s just what’s happening:
Meanwhile in Wales, UK…
— J O E • M A Z (@JoeMaz) October 23, 2020
“We’re sorry. New clothes are non-essential. Please support an online merchant instead”:
Madness from Wales again.RT @RobertMelen: Lookout for the ' trolley police ' – non-essential products blocked off at a Tesco store in south Wales. #wales #tesco #shopping #coronavirus #lockdown #nonessential pic.twitter.com/BKXQUtxzxW
— Brian Bould (@pastsnapper) October 23, 2020
This aisle of cookware is also non-essential:
Non-essential items being covered up in supermarkets in Wales. Has it really come to this? pic.twitter.com/YwtIUjgc8P
— Grant Tucker (@GrantTucker) October 23, 2020
As are books. NO READING WHILE WE LOCK YOU IN YOUR HOME!
— Edd Sirr (@eddsirr) October 23, 2020
And don’t even think of sending someone with Covid-19 a “Get Well Soon” card because you can’t:
Meanwhile, here in Wales. pic.twitter.com/BeOnZQBx8Q
— Anthony Lock (@BrokenByWar) October 23, 2020
This is a good question but we suspect the answer is, “Shut up, it’s science”:
If someone in Wales needs a (Govt deemed) non-essential item, such as a mattress, kids clothes, winter jacket etc. Could someone in England buy & deliver it for them?
Could a Welsh resident travel to England to buy items they deem essential to their welfare?
— Ben Birchall (@BenBirchallUK) October 23, 2020