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Coronavirus in Wales
By The Visual and Data Journalism Team
By Steve Duffy
The first minister announces a vaccine rollout and rules for pubs and people meeting over Christmas.
By Mary-Ann Russon & Lora Jones
Business reporters, BBC News
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the latest updates on coronavirus from the Welsh Government. First Minister Mark Drakeford is giving Friday's briefing, as Wales prepares to tighten rules to curb Covid before Christmas. The main points today so far:
- New restrictions come into force in Wales from 18:00 GMT this evening
- The rules include a ban on pubs, restaurants and cafes serving alcohol on the premises
- Wales "could not suppress" the virus after the firebreak lockdown and must act now, said Health Minister Vaughan Gething
- The man responsible for next year's school assessments in place of exams says they must deliver qualifications which "stand the test of time"
- Drinks producers have called for ministers to reverse their decision to pull an advertising campaign in Wales for the industry
Stay with us.
By Natalie Grice