Mark Drakeford

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Mark Drakeford said : "Two things are happening on this front. First of all the JCVI, the committee that makes recommendations on the conduct of the vaccination program, is going to give us its advice shortly on what is called the ‘autumn booster campaign’. So the first thing we will do is make sure we have got the best advice. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 21, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Two things are happening on this front. First of all the JCVI, the committee that makes recommendations on the conduct of the vaccination program, is going to give us its advice shortly on what is called the ‘autumn booster campaign’. So the first thing we will do is make sure we have got the best advice. " External link

icWales Monday, June 21, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It leaves Wales not relying wholly and exclusively on vaccination as the only thing we can do to prevent coronavirus from overwhelming the health service again. The social distancing, the mask-wearing, the hand-washing, all those things are a defence against coronavirus, as is vaccination. " External link

icWales Monday, June 21, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It leaves Wales not relying wholly and exclusively on vaccination as the only thing we can do to prevent coronavirus from overwhelming the health service again. The social distancing, the mask-wearing, the hand-washing, all those things are a defence against coronavirus, as is vaccination" External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 21, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : “The way of dealing with it is through the new methods that we are working on here in Wales and not by harking after things that are simply not going to be part of our response here,” External link

fwi Monday, June 21, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Wales may be two to three weeks behind what is happening in England and in Scotland, where tens of thousands of cases have been confirmed, there is widespread transmission and reports of increased hospital admissions as well," External link

newstalkzb Monday, June 21, 2021 3:25:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Wales may be two to three weeks behind what is happening in England and in Scotland, where tens of thousands of cases have been confirmed, there is widespread transmission and reports of increased hospital admissions as well," External link

nzherald Monday, June 21, 2021 2:34:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Wales may be two to three weeks behind what is happening in England and in Scotland, where tens of thousands of cases have been confirmed, there is widespread transmission and reports of increased hospital admissions as well," External link

qt Monday, June 21, 2021 1:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It leaves Wales not relying wholly and exclusively on vaccination as the only thing we can do to prevent coronavirus from overwhelming the health service again. " External link

bbc Sunday, June 20, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "These woodlands will grow into natural spaces of reflection, where family and others can come to remember all those we have lost" External link

bbc Saturday, June 19, 2021 5:52:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “A four-week delay could help to reduce the peak number of daily hospital admissions by up to half,” “This is at a time when the NHS is very busy in Wales supporting all our healthcare needs, not just treating coronavirus” External link

nottinghampost Friday, June 18, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “In just a few weeks, the Delta variant has entered Wales and spread quickly throughout the country,” External link

nottinghampost Friday, June 18, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Two weeks ago, there were 97 confirmed cases in Wales and most of those were linked to clusters in the north and the south-east of Wales,” “Yesterday, that figure had risen to just under 490 reported cases and that number will be higher again today” External link

nottinghampost Friday, June 18, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Today, I have to announce that we will be doing the same in Wales" External link

thesun Friday, June 18, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “A four-week delay could help to reduce the peak number of daily hospital admissions by up to half,” “This is at a time when the NHS is very busy in Wales supporting all our healthcare needs, not just treating coronavirus” External link

pressandjournal Friday, June 18, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “But that does rely on the advice of the JCVI, we were expecting that advice by about now, we now know that it’s going to be delayed until the end of the month,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, June 18, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Is it ethically right to vaccinate children because there is always a risk in vaccination not because it will do them any good but because it will protect adults?” “I think those are quite tricky ethical questions and it’s part of the reason why the JCVI has decided to take a bit longer in giving us their advice” External link

southwalesargus Friday, June 18, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “A four-week delay could help to reduce the peak number of daily hospital admissions by up to half,” “This is at a time when the NHS is very busy in Wales supporting all our healthcare needs, not just treating coronavirus” External link

msn-uk Friday, June 18, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "In the space of just a few short weeks, the Delta variant has entered Wales and quickly spread throughout the country. There is sustained and accelerating transmission, not just in north and south-east Wales but in all parts of Wales. " External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 18, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “A four-week delay could help to reduce the peak number of daily hospital admissions by up to half,” “This is at a time when the NHS is very busy in Wales supporting all our healthcare needs, not just treating coronavirus” External link

thecourier Friday, June 18, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “A four-week delay could help to reduce the peak number of daily hospital admissions by up to half,” “This is at a time when the NHS is very busy in Wales supporting all our healthcare needs, not just treating coronavirus” External link

leicestermercury Friday, June 18, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “In just a few weeks, the Delta variant has entered Wales and spread quickly throughout the country,” External link

leicestermercury Friday, June 18, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Two weeks ago, there were 97 confirmed cases in Wales and most of those were linked to clusters in the north and the south-east of Wales,” “Yesterday, that figure had risen to just under 490 reported cases and that number will be higher again today” External link

leicestermercury Friday, June 18, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "In the space of just a few short weeks, the Delta variant has entered Wales and quickly spread throughout the country. There is sustained and accelerating transmission, not just in north and south-east Wales but in all parts of Wales. " External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 18, 2021 2:53:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Of course we’d like to be able to move fully into alert level one, but things move so quickly here and so fast that it’s just not sensible to be in the prediction business,” External link

thecourier Friday, June 18, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Of course we’d like to be able to move fully into alert level one, but things move so quickly here and so fast that it’s just not sensible to be in the prediction business,” External link

worcesternews Friday, June 18, 2021 1:36:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "In the space of just a few short weeks, the Delta variant has entered Wales and quickly spread throughout the country. There is sustained and accelerating transmission, not just in north and south-east Wales but in all parts of Wales. " External link

icWales Friday, June 18, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We will review the public health situation again in a couple of weeks to see whether we can continue to relax the restrictions and restart indoor events" External link

dailypost-co-uk Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:16:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “It is about giving the power and the authority to local authorities in Wales to make a decision for themselves as to whether or not a tourism levy would allow them better to go on investing in the circumstances that make those areas attractive to tourism,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “It is about giving the power and the authority to local authorities in Wales to make a decision for themselves as to whether or not a tourism levy would allow them better to go on investing in the circumstances that make those areas attractive to tourism,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “People in Wales have seen and will want to recognise the huge contribution that workforce has made to keeping some of the most vulnerable people in Wales safe during the pandemic,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It is simply factually untrue. We draw nothing out of an English buffer. We manage our own stocks, and the fact we have some of the best vaccination rates in the world is just because of the way in which the programme in Wales has been organised and delivered" External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 11, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "If the public health situation remains positive, we will look at whether we can move to alert level one. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The evidence suggests the Delta variant is 40% to 60% more transmissible than the Kent – or Alpha – variant. " External link

icWales Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I know that people across Wales are very proud that we have one of the best vaccination programmes in the world. " External link

southwalesargus Monday, June 7, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We can switch our focus to accelerate second doses. " External link

southwalesargus Monday, June 7, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Here in Wales today the seven-day case rate continues to be very low - we have fewer than 10 cases per 100,000 people," External link

southwalesargus Monday, June 7, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "We have never ruled out taking local actions to deal with hotspots and flare ups of the virus. " External link

southwalesargus Monday, June 7, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I am very proud to say that Wales has one of the best Covid vaccination programmes in the world. We will make the offer of vaccination to all eligible adults six weeks ahead of schedule and we expect to reach 75% take-up across all priority groups and age groups a month ahead of target. " External link

icWales Monday, June 7, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : "Today there are more than 10,700 confirmed cases in England largely linked to eight areas of the country and mainly in the North West. And beyond that, there are a further 1,500 cases in Scotland," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have been carefully monitoring the new Delta variant as we see it spreading in many parts of England despite the restrictions in place," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The second dose of the vaccine does offer you a higher protection against the new variant, but the first dose is very important as well," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I do think that the figures are a partial reflection of the different approaches that we have taken," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Our message to people coming to Wales is, we welcome you back to Wales, we are glad we are able to have you here with us. Did you know we offer a free email newsletter service? Each North Wales Live bulletin delivers the latest breaking news, what's on events and the hottest talking points straight to your inbox. For more information about how to subscribe " External link

dailypost-co-uk Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:19:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Child poverty in the United Kingdom remains a scandal in a country which is one of the richest countries on the face of the globe," External link

southwalesargus Friday, June 4, 2021 11:33:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I’m not certain myself that there is a huge thirst for people to give up some of the safeguards that we are all able to contribute in the way that we behave in our lives,” External link

thecourier Friday, June 4, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “But if that doesn’t turn out to be the case, then beyond these three weeks we will be able to move forward further and to do more to continue to lift restrictions in Wales,” External link

thecourier Friday, June 4, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "I believe it is an international travel origin to that cluster, as almost all clusters in Wales have been. First Minister Mark Drakeford (Image: Getty Images) " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "Our message to people coming to Wales is, we welcome you back to Wales, we are glad we are able to have you here with us. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I’m not certain myself that there is a huge thirst for people to give up some of the safeguards that we are all able to contribute in the way that we behave in our lives,” External link

msn-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We argued in the very beginning for an approach in which all countries in the rest of the world would be on a red list and you'd only be allowed to travel there by exception. " External link

msn-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I’m not certain myself that there is a huge thirst for people to give up some of the safeguards that we are all able to contribute in the way that we behave in our lives,” External link

standard Friday, June 4, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We argued in the very beginning for an approach in which all countries in the rest of the world would be on a red list and you'd only be allowed to travel there by exception. " External link

themirror Friday, June 4, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The risk of infection is significantly less outdoors than it is indoors. This is why we are phasing in the changes in this three-week cycle. "This will allow more people to enjoy events outdoors and take advantage of the Welsh summer, while we continue to roll out the vaccination programme to all adults" External link

bbc Friday, June 4, 2021 4:45:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : "It is spreading very quickly in the north-west of England, right on our border," External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We've had examples in schools and in workplaces in that part of Wales and our caution is grounded in what the science is saying to us about the potential impact of that new variant more widely in Wales," External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The emergence of the delta variant shows the pandemic is not over yet and we all need to continue to take steps to protect ourselves and our loved ones. “The risk of infection is significantly less outdoors than it is indoors. This is why we are phasing in the changes in this three-week cycle. " External link

themirror Friday, June 4, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “If England were to lift all restrictions on 21 June, that would not be the case in Wales” External link

msn-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “But if that doesn’t turn out to be the case, then beyond these three weeks we will be able to move forward further and to do more to continue to lift restrictions in Wales,” External link

thecourier Friday, June 4, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford answered : "Not in the vaccination I don't think, I think it has helped us sometimes in the spread of the virus because it spreads in densely populated areas and less so in rural Wales but when it comes to vaccination, actually it's been more of a challenge to vaccinate a widely scattered population than it is when you have people living close by to each other, who could easily make their way to a vaccination centre. " External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, June 4, 2021 1:36:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : "It is spreading very quickly in the north-west of England, right on our border," External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We've had examples in schools and in workplaces in that part of Wales and our caution is grounded in what the science is saying to us about the potential impact of that new variant more widely in Wales," External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "We don't have a day that we are going to identify that way. Because of the uncertainties we've just been talking about. If things remain, as they are in Wales today, and beyond these three weeks, we will be able to go ahead on easing restrictions further. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, June 4, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I think over the next two weeks, we would look to complete 80,000 new first doses of the vaccine, and around 180,000 of a second dose of the vaccine. That is around 300,000 vaccines carried out in that two week period. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, June 4, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford confirmed : “Were England to lift all restrictions on 21st June, that will not be the case in Wales” External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We ended by talking about how we can better share our experiences, the health service dealing with a backlog of treatments, in schools, how we can help our children make up for the time that they've lost," "And in that sense the meeting did have a proper structure and an opportunity for all participants to make a proper contribution" External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We don't believe that would be a proportionate course of action at this time. " External link

skynews Friday, June 4, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I want to thank everyone in Wales for everything they have done to control the spread of coronavirus and keep rates low,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, June 4, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The risk of infection is significantly less outdoors than it is indoors. This is why we are phasing in the changes in this three-week cycle. "This will allow more people to enjoy events outdoors and take advantage of the Welsh summer, while we continue to roll out the vaccination programme to all adults. "We will review the public health situation again in a couple of weeks to see whether we can continue to relax the restrictions and restart indoor events" External link

bbc Friday, June 4, 2021 10:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I want to thank everyone in Wales for everything they have done to control the spread of coronavirus and keep rates low. The emergence of the delta variant (also known as Indian variant) shows the pandemic is not over yet and we all need to continue to take steps to protect ourselves and our loved ones. " External link

icWales Friday, June 4, 2021 12:24:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The risk of infection is significantly less outdoors than it is indoors. This is why we are phasing in the changes in this three-week cycle" External link

bbc Friday, June 4, 2021 12:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We ended by talking about how we can better share our experiences, the health service dealing with a backlog of treatments in schools, how we can help our children make up for the time that they’ve lost,” “And in that sense the meeting did have a proper structure and an opportunity for all participants to make a proper contribution” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We ended by talking about how we can better share our experiences, the health service dealing with a backlog of treatments in schools, how we can help our children make up for the time that they’ve lost,” “And in that sense the meeting did have a proper structure and an opportunity for all participants to make a proper contribution” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "If the public health situation remains positive, we will look at whether we can move to alert level one. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, May 31, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "If the public health situation remains positive, we will look at whether we can move to alert level one. " External link

icWales Monday, May 31, 2021 6:06:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "June will be an exciting month for our national men’s football team and for our brilliant supporters. We all want to see Wales repeat the success of 2016 – competing in Euro 2020 is a superb achievement and we will all want to follow the team’s progress. " External link

icWales Sunday, May 30, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "There were practical considerations when we made the choice of where the pilots could be held. There is a great deal of work behind the pilots" External link

dailypost-co-uk Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford cited : “it's not for me to offer lessons to anybody else” External link

themirror Friday, May 28, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Further discussion between our officials - leading to the summit taking place on an agreed date, perhaps as early as next week - would allow for a much more meaningful exercise, and avoid the risk of it being just a PR or box-ticking exercise. We are sure that is what we all want" External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The violent scenes in Swansea last night were completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated anywhere in Wales" External link

thesun Friday, May 21, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford warned : "We're talking here about the things that make Wales 'Wales'. That's what's at stake here" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, May 21, 2021 7:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford warned : "We're talking here about the things that make Wales 'Wales'. That's what's at stake here" External link

icWales Friday, May 21, 2021 1:27:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : “How can our hill farmers compete with the space that is available for the huge farms that they have in Australia? How can we compete when our standards of animal welfare and environmental standards different and are higher than they are in Australia?” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford described : “What about China? Has he no ambition for the people of this country or for the people of Wales or for Welsh farmers?” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "How can our hill farmers compete with the space that is available for the huge farms that they have in Australia?" External link

bbc Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "How can our hill farmers compete with the space that is available for the huge farms that they have in Australia?" External link

bbc Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I know many people have been looking forward to a holiday abroad, but travel will be very different to what it was before the pandemic. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:54:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I know many people have been looking forward to a holiday abroad, but travel will be very different to what it was before the pandemic. " External link

icWales Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:12:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Jane Hutt ) : "Yes, you will see when the detailed ministerial responsibilities are published that a basic income pilot is one of the specific responsibilities of our new social justice minister Jane Hutt. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, May 17, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Jane Hutt ) : "Yes, you will see when the detailed ministerial responsibilities are published that a basic income pilot is one of the specific responsibilities of our new social justice minister Jane Hutt. " External link

icWales Monday, May 17, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford says : "It is all down to the dedication and the hard work of all the NHS staff, volunteers and military personnel working in clinics all over Wales" External link

icWales Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Yes, we would. We tried our best to follow the scientific advice at every step and if the advice were to be that we should hold back on some further easements because the risks in doing so would be too great then certainly that is what we would do" External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, May 15, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "Thanks to everyone’s hard work and ongoing efforts, we can take another step towards relaxing the coronavirus restrictions and move to alert level two on Monday. “Indoor hospitality will be able to reopen, a move that will be welcomed by many of us as we look forward to enjoying a drink, a meal and the company of friends and family in a café or pub. “By sticking with the rules and our successful vaccine programme, we are making really good progress in controlling the virus and keeping rates low. It will be another milestone for hospitality (Image: PA) “But the pandemic isn’t over – the new, so-called Indian variant of concern is another unwanted twist in this pandemic, which we are monitoring closely”. The changes to the coronavirus restrictions, which will come into force from Monday 17 May include: Indoor hospitality can re-open – six people from up to six households (not including children under 11) can book; All holiday accommodation can re-open fully; Entertainment venues, including cinemas, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor-play centres and areas, casinos, amusement arcades, and theatres can re-open. Cinemas, theatres concert halls and sports grounds can sell food and drink as long as it is consumed in a seated area for watching the performance; Indoor visitor attractions, including museums and galleries can re-open; Up to 30 people can take part in organised indoor activities and up to 50 people in organised outdoor activities. This includes wedding receptions and wakes. International travel. International travel will resume from Monday 17 May. A traffic light system, aligned with England and Scotland, will be introduced. Countries will be classified as green, amber and red. This means people living in Wales will be able to travel to a small number of foreign destinations without the need to quarantine on their return. Mandatory quarantine for countries not on the green list remains in place. From Monday 24 May, a paper-based vaccination status will be available for people in Wales who have had two doses of vaccination and need to urgently travel to a country that requires covid vaccination proof. However, the Welsh Government continues to advise people to only travel abroad for essential purposes. If public health conditions remain positive, the next three-week review will consider: Further changes to meeting people in private homes; Increasing the number of people who can meet outdoors and the number of people who can attend organised activities and events, including wedding receptions, to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors; Permitting larger-scale events to take place indoors and outdoors. Mr Drakeford will appear live on TV and social media at 12.15pm, to announce changes coming into effect. He could also choose to give some guidance looking forward, if he is considering easing restrictions further in June. Last night, Welsh Government said it is " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, May 14, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : “We had thought of moving ahead with the reopening of smaller events, we’ll pause that for a moment,” External link

bristolpost Friday, May 14, 2021 2:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Yes, we would. We tried our best to follow the scientific advice at every step and if the advice were to be that we should hold back on some further easements because the risks in doing so would be too great then certainly that is what we would do" External link

icWales Friday, May 14, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : “We had thought of moving ahead with the reopening of smaller events, we’ll pause that for a moment,” External link

thesun Friday, May 14, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : "People from Wales will be able to travel abroad to green list countries and not need to quarantine on their return," External link

thesun Friday, May 14, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : "We had thought of moving ahead with the reopening of smaller events, we'll pause that for a moment," External link

thesun Friday, May 14, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford replied : "I'm afraid you have to wait a little bit longer. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, May 14, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Yes, we would. We tried our best to follow the scientific advice at every step and if the advice were to be that we should hold back on some further easements because the risks in doing so would be too great then certainly that is what we would do” External link

sunstkitts Friday, May 14, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : “We had thought of moving ahead with the reopening of smaller events, we’ll pause that for a moment,” External link

thanetgazette Friday, May 14, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Yes, we would. We tried our best to follow the scientific advice at every step and if the advice were to be that we should hold back on some further easements because the risks in doing so would be too great then certainly that is what we would do” External link

chesterfirst Friday, May 14, 2021 11:48:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Yes, we would. We tried our best to follow the scientific advice at every step and if the advice were to be that we should hold back on some further easements because the risks in doing so would be too great then certainly that is what we would do" External link

RTERadio Friday, May 14, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : “We had thought of moving ahead with the reopening of smaller events, we’ll pause that for a moment,” External link

coventrytelegraph Friday, May 14, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Yes, we would. We tried our best to follow the scientific advice at every step and if the advice were to be that we should hold back on some further easements because the risks in doing so would be too great then certainly that is what we would do” External link

surreymirror Friday, May 14, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : “We had thought of moving ahead with the reopening of smaller events, we’ll pause that for a moment,” External link

icWales Friday, May 14, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : “We had thought of moving ahead with the reopening of smaller events, we’ll pause that for a moment,” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, May 14, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Yes, we would. We tried our best to follow the scientific advice at every step and if the advice were to be that we should hold back on some further easements because the risks in doing so would be too great then certainly that is what we would do" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, May 14, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Yes, we would. We tried our best to follow the scientific advice at every step and if the advice were to be that we should hold back on some further easements because the risks in doing so would be too great then certainly that is what we would do” External link

icWales Friday, May 14, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Thanks to everyone's hard work and ongoing efforts, we can take another step towards relaxing the coronavirus restrictions and move to alert level two on Monday. " External link

icWales Friday, May 14, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "Thanks to everyone’s hard work and ongoing efforts, we can take another step towards relaxing the coronavirus restrictions and move to alert level two on Monday. “Indoor hospitality will be able to reopen, a move that will be welcomed by many of us as we look forward to enjoying a drink, a meal and the company of friends and family in a café or pub. “By sticking with the rules and our successful vaccine programme, we are making really good progress in controlling the virus and keeping rates low. It will be another milestone for hospitality (Image: PA) “But the pandemic isn’t over – the new, so-called Indian variant of concern is another unwanted twist in this pandemic, which we are monitoring closely”. The changes to the coronavirus restrictions, which will come into force from Monday 17 May include: Indoor hospitality can re-open – six people from up to six households (not including children under 11) can book; All holiday accommodation can re-open fully; Entertainment venues, including cinemas, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor-play centres and areas, casinos, amusement arcades, and theatres can re-open. Cinemas, theatres concert halls and sports grounds can sell food and drink as long as it is consumed in a seated area for watching the performance; Indoor visitor attractions, including museums and galleries can re-open; Up to 30 people can take part in organised indoor activities and up to 50 people in organised outdoor activities. This includes wedding receptions and wakes. International travel. International travel will resume from Monday 17 May. A traffic light system, aligned with England and Scotland, will be introduced. Countries will be classified as green, amber and red. This means people living in Wales will be able to travel to a small number of foreign destinations without the need to quarantine on their return. Mandatory quarantine for countries not on the green list remains in place. From Monday 24 May, a paper-based vaccination status will be available for people in Wales who have had two doses of vaccination and need to urgently travel to a country that requires covid vaccination proof. However, the Welsh Government continues to advise people to only travel abroad for essential purposes. If public health conditions remain positive, the next three-week review will consider: Further changes to meeting people in private homes; Increasing the number of people who can meet outdoors and the number of people who can attend organised activities and events, including wedding receptions, to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors; Permitting larger-scale events to take place indoors and outdoors. Mr Drakeford will appear live on TV and social media at 12.15pm, to announce changes coming into effect. He could also choose to give some guidance looking forward, if he is considering easing restrictions further in June. Last night, Welsh Government said it is " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, May 14, 2021 2:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Ken has been a real strength in cabinet and a voice for North Wales. He will continue speaking up for North Wales and for Welsh Labour but in a different role. We will miss his energy and passion. " External link

themirror Friday, May 14, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We're not in the middle of it. We're emerging from it and the position we're in in Wales today we have the lowest number of deaths anywhere in the UK and the best vaccination figures anywhere in the UK. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We're not in the middle of it. We're emerging from it and the position we're in in Wales today we have the lowest number of deaths anywhere in the UK and the best vaccination figures anywhere in the UK. " External link

icWales Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I also want to congratulate all the members of the Senedd especially the new Members. I look forward to working with you all over the coming five years. " External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The public health situation continues to improve in Wales – we have the lowest coronavirus rates and the best vaccination rates in the UK. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:31:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The public health situation continues to improve in Wales – we have the lowest coronavirus rates and the best vaccination rates in the UK. " External link

icWales Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It's been a long and difficult 18 months for the events industry in Wales - for event owners, those who depend on the sector for the work - and for those who long to see the return of live events to Wales" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “This really is a moment that the Prime Minister should seize to reset relationships across the United Kingdom, for a serious examination of the way in which we can create the machinery that will allow us to work together in the future” External link

yorkpress Monday, May 10, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The public health situation continues to improve and our vaccination programme remains a success. Thanks to the efforts of people across Wales, we are in a position to further ease the restrictions, in the way we have previously signalled, to allow more elements of normal life to return" External link

southwalesargus Monday, May 10, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "From the very first day of the campaign, people have been coming to the doorstep to tell us that they feel glad they've lived in Wales over the last 15 months," "A government I lead will continue to follow the science to do what our medical advisers tells us we should do, and that does mean doing things in a way that continues to keep Wales safe" External link

bbc Monday, May 10, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “This really is a moment that the Prime Minister should seize to reset relationships across the United Kingdom, for a serious examination of the way in which we can create the machinery that will allow us to work together in the future” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “This really is a moment that the Prime Minister should seize to reset relationships across the United Kingdom, for a serious examination of the way in which we can create the machinery that will allow us to work together in the future” External link

worcesternews Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “This really is a moment that the Prime Minister should seize to reset relationships across the United Kingdom, for a serious examination of the way in which we can create the machinery that will allow us to work together in the future” External link

msn-uk Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:16:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “This really is a moment that the Prime Minister should seize to reset relationships across the United Kingdom, for a serious examination of the way in which we can create the machinery that will allow us to work together in the future,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “This really is a moment that the Prime Minister should seize to reset relationships across the United Kingdom, for a serious examination of the way in which we can create the machinery that will allow us to work together in the future” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford déclaré : "Nous aussi au pays de Galles devons utiliser les semaines à venir pour réduire la propagation du virus et créer plus de marge pour la période de Noël" External link

francetvinfo Friday, November 27, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford déclaré : «Nous aussi au Pays de Galles devons utiliser les semaines à venir pour réduire la propagation du virus et créer plus de marge pour la période de Noël» External link

24heures Friday, November 27, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford déclaré : «Nous aussi au Pays de Galles devons utiliser les semaines à venir pour réduire la propagation du virus et créer plus de marge pour la période de Noël» External link

24heures Friday, November 27, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford disse : "o vírus está a espalhar-se rapidamente por todo o País de Gales" External link

sabado Monday, October 19, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford explicou : “As únicas excepções serão dadas aos trabalhadores essenciais e empregos que não permitam um regime em teletrabalho” External link

diarioeconomico Monday, October 19, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford disse : "Vou pedir para (o ministro) ver o que pode ser feito, provavelmente não diretamente, mas através das organizações que mantemos nessas áreas, para garantir que nenhum dano seja causado a essa nova peça que podemos apreciar" External link

bbc-portuguese-brasil Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT



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finance secretary9.48%EN12/11/201711/12/2017
health minister43.99%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
minister8.63%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
special advisor0.17%EN12/04/201704/12/2017
advisor0.17%EN12/04/201704/12/2017
secretary for finance0.68%EN11/03/201703/11/2017
finance minister2.88%EN10/15/201715/10/2017
cabinet secretary2.20%EN10/13/201713/10/2017
local government secretary2.54%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
finance and local government secretary1.02%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
secretary for finance and local government0.17%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
local government minister0.68%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
swansea council leader0.17%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
finance and local government minister0.34%EN01/16/201716/01/2017
secretary for local government0.17%EN10/08/201608/10/2016
member0.17%EN10/05/201605/10/2016
former health minister0.68%EN09/20/201620/09/2016
welsh government minister0.17%EN06/20/201620/06/2016
labour cabinet minister0.17%EN06/20/201620/06/2016
new local government secretary0.17%EN06/14/201614/06/2016
new cabinet secretary0.17%EN05/25/201625/05/2016
ministre1.52%FR04/02/201402/04/2014
Names Lang Count
Mark DrakefordEN99.54%
Mark DrakefordSA0.46%


 
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Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "I believe it is an international travel origin to that cluster, as almost all clusters in Wales have been. First Minister Mark Drakeford (Image: Getty Images) " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "Thanks to everyone’s hard work and ongoing efforts, we can take another step towards relaxing the coronavirus restrictions and move to alert level two on Monday. “Indoor hospitality will be able to reopen, a move that will be welcomed by many of us as we look forward to enjoying a drink, a meal and the company of friends and family in a café or pub. “By sticking with the rules and our successful vaccine programme, we are making really good progress in controlling the virus and keeping rates low. It will be another milestone for hospitality (Image: PA) “But the pandemic isn’t over – the new, so-called Indian variant of concern is another unwanted twist in this pandemic, which we are monitoring closely”. The changes to the coronavirus restrictions, which will come into force from Monday 17 May include: Indoor hospitality can re-open – six people from up to six households (not including children under 11) can book; All holiday accommodation can re-open fully; Entertainment venues, including cinemas, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor-play centres and areas, casinos, amusement arcades, and theatres can re-open. Cinemas, theatres concert halls and sports grounds can sell food and drink as long as it is consumed in a seated area for watching the performance; Indoor visitor attractions, including museums and galleries can re-open; Up to 30 people can take part in organised indoor activities and up to 50 people in organised outdoor activities. This includes wedding receptions and wakes. International travel. International travel will resume from Monday 17 May. A traffic light system, aligned with England and Scotland, will be introduced. Countries will be classified as green, amber and red. This means people living in Wales will be able to travel to a small number of foreign destinations without the need to quarantine on their return. Mandatory quarantine for countries not on the green list remains in place. From Monday 24 May, a paper-based vaccination status will be available for people in Wales who have had two doses of vaccination and need to urgently travel to a country that requires covid vaccination proof. However, the Welsh Government continues to advise people to only travel abroad for essential purposes. If public health conditions remain positive, the next three-week review will consider: Further changes to meeting people in private homes; Increasing the number of people who can meet outdoors and the number of people who can attend organised activities and events, including wedding receptions, to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors; Permitting larger-scale events to take place indoors and outdoors. Mr Drakeford will appear live on TV and social media at 12.15pm, to announce changes coming into effect. He could also choose to give some guidance looking forward, if he is considering easing restrictions further in June. Last night, Welsh Government said it is " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, May 14, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "Thanks to everyone’s hard work and ongoing efforts, we can take another step towards relaxing the coronavirus restrictions and move to alert level two on Monday. “Indoor hospitality will be able to reopen, a move that will be welcomed by many of us as we look forward to enjoying a drink, a meal and the company of friends and family in a café or pub. “By sticking with the rules and our successful vaccine programme, we are making really good progress in controlling the virus and keeping rates low. It will be another milestone for hospitality (Image: PA) “But the pandemic isn’t over – the new, so-called Indian variant of concern is another unwanted twist in this pandemic, which we are monitoring closely”. The changes to the coronavirus restrictions, which will come into force from Monday 17 May include: Indoor hospitality can re-open – six people from up to six households (not including children under 11) can book; All holiday accommodation can re-open fully; Entertainment venues, including cinemas, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor-play centres and areas, casinos, amusement arcades, and theatres can re-open. Cinemas, theatres concert halls and sports grounds can sell food and drink as long as it is consumed in a seated area for watching the performance; Indoor visitor attractions, including museums and galleries can re-open; Up to 30 people can take part in organised indoor activities and up to 50 people in organised outdoor activities. This includes wedding receptions and wakes. International travel. International travel will resume from Monday 17 May. A traffic light system, aligned with England and Scotland, will be introduced. Countries will be classified as green, amber and red. This means people living in Wales will be able to travel to a small number of foreign destinations without the need to quarantine on their return. Mandatory quarantine for countries not on the green list remains in place. From Monday 24 May, a paper-based vaccination status will be available for people in Wales who have had two doses of vaccination and need to urgently travel to a country that requires covid vaccination proof. However, the Welsh Government continues to advise people to only travel abroad for essential purposes. If public health conditions remain positive, the next three-week review will consider: Further changes to meeting people in private homes; Increasing the number of people who can meet outdoors and the number of people who can attend organised activities and events, including wedding receptions, to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors; Permitting larger-scale events to take place indoors and outdoors. Mr Drakeford will appear live on TV and social media at 12.15pm, to announce changes coming into effect. He could also choose to give some guidance looking forward, if he is considering easing restrictions further in June. Last night, Welsh Government said it is " External link

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Mark Drakeford said : "Two things are happening on this front. First of all the JCVI, the committee that makes recommendations on the conduct of the vaccination program, is going to give us its advice shortly on what is called the ‘autumn booster campaign’. So the first thing we will do is make sure we have got the best advice. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 21, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Two things are happening on this front. First of all the JCVI, the committee that makes recommendations on the conduct of the vaccination program, is going to give us its advice shortly on what is called the ‘autumn booster campaign’. So the first thing we will do is make sure we have got the best advice. " External link

icWales Monday, June 21, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It leaves Wales not relying wholly and exclusively on vaccination as the only thing we can do to prevent coronavirus from overwhelming the health service again. The social distancing, the mask-wearing, the hand-washing, all those things are a defence against coronavirus, as is vaccination. " External link

icWales Monday, June 21, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It leaves Wales not relying wholly and exclusively on vaccination as the only thing we can do to prevent coronavirus from overwhelming the health service again. The social distancing, the mask-wearing, the hand-washing, all those things are a defence against coronavirus, as is vaccination" External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 21, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : “The way of dealing with it is through the new methods that we are working on here in Wales and not by harking after things that are simply not going to be part of our response here,” External link

fwi Monday, June 21, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Wales may be two to three weeks behind what is happening in England and in Scotland, where tens of thousands of cases have been confirmed, there is widespread transmission and reports of increased hospital admissions as well," External link

newstalkzb Monday, June 21, 2021 3:25:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Wales may be two to three weeks behind what is happening in England and in Scotland, where tens of thousands of cases have been confirmed, there is widespread transmission and reports of increased hospital admissions as well," External link

nzherald Monday, June 21, 2021 2:34:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Wales may be two to three weeks behind what is happening in England and in Scotland, where tens of thousands of cases have been confirmed, there is widespread transmission and reports of increased hospital admissions as well," External link

qt Monday, June 21, 2021 1:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It leaves Wales not relying wholly and exclusively on vaccination as the only thing we can do to prevent coronavirus from overwhelming the health service again. " External link

bbc Sunday, June 20, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "These woodlands will grow into natural spaces of reflection, where family and others can come to remember all those we have lost" External link

bbc Saturday, June 19, 2021 5:52:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “A four-week delay could help to reduce the peak number of daily hospital admissions by up to half,” “This is at a time when the NHS is very busy in Wales supporting all our healthcare needs, not just treating coronavirus” External link

nottinghampost Friday, June 18, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “In just a few weeks, the Delta variant has entered Wales and spread quickly throughout the country,” External link

nottinghampost Friday, June 18, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Two weeks ago, there were 97 confirmed cases in Wales and most of those were linked to clusters in the north and the south-east of Wales,” “Yesterday, that figure had risen to just under 490 reported cases and that number will be higher again today” External link

nottinghampost Friday, June 18, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Today, I have to announce that we will be doing the same in Wales" External link

thesun Friday, June 18, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “A four-week delay could help to reduce the peak number of daily hospital admissions by up to half,” “This is at a time when the NHS is very busy in Wales supporting all our healthcare needs, not just treating coronavirus” External link

pressandjournal Friday, June 18, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “But that does rely on the advice of the JCVI, we were expecting that advice by about now, we now know that it’s going to be delayed until the end of the month,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, June 18, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Is it ethically right to vaccinate children because there is always a risk in vaccination not because it will do them any good but because it will protect adults?” “I think those are quite tricky ethical questions and it’s part of the reason why the JCVI has decided to take a bit longer in giving us their advice” External link

southwalesargus Friday, June 18, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “A four-week delay could help to reduce the peak number of daily hospital admissions by up to half,” “This is at a time when the NHS is very busy in Wales supporting all our healthcare needs, not just treating coronavirus” External link

msn-uk Friday, June 18, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "In the space of just a few short weeks, the Delta variant has entered Wales and quickly spread throughout the country. There is sustained and accelerating transmission, not just in north and south-east Wales but in all parts of Wales. " External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 18, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “A four-week delay could help to reduce the peak number of daily hospital admissions by up to half,” “This is at a time when the NHS is very busy in Wales supporting all our healthcare needs, not just treating coronavirus” External link

thecourier Friday, June 18, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “A four-week delay could help to reduce the peak number of daily hospital admissions by up to half,” “This is at a time when the NHS is very busy in Wales supporting all our healthcare needs, not just treating coronavirus” External link

leicestermercury Friday, June 18, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “In just a few weeks, the Delta variant has entered Wales and spread quickly throughout the country,” External link

leicestermercury Friday, June 18, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Two weeks ago, there were 97 confirmed cases in Wales and most of those were linked to clusters in the north and the south-east of Wales,” “Yesterday, that figure had risen to just under 490 reported cases and that number will be higher again today” External link

leicestermercury Friday, June 18, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "In the space of just a few short weeks, the Delta variant has entered Wales and quickly spread throughout the country. There is sustained and accelerating transmission, not just in north and south-east Wales but in all parts of Wales. " External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 18, 2021 2:53:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Of course we’d like to be able to move fully into alert level one, but things move so quickly here and so fast that it’s just not sensible to be in the prediction business,” External link

thecourier Friday, June 18, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Of course we’d like to be able to move fully into alert level one, but things move so quickly here and so fast that it’s just not sensible to be in the prediction business,” External link

worcesternews Friday, June 18, 2021 1:36:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "In the space of just a few short weeks, the Delta variant has entered Wales and quickly spread throughout the country. There is sustained and accelerating transmission, not just in north and south-east Wales but in all parts of Wales. " External link

icWales Friday, June 18, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We will review the public health situation again in a couple of weeks to see whether we can continue to relax the restrictions and restart indoor events" External link

dailypost-co-uk Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:16:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “It is about giving the power and the authority to local authorities in Wales to make a decision for themselves as to whether or not a tourism levy would allow them better to go on investing in the circumstances that make those areas attractive to tourism,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “It is about giving the power and the authority to local authorities in Wales to make a decision for themselves as to whether or not a tourism levy would allow them better to go on investing in the circumstances that make those areas attractive to tourism,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “People in Wales have seen and will want to recognise the huge contribution that workforce has made to keeping some of the most vulnerable people in Wales safe during the pandemic,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It is simply factually untrue. We draw nothing out of an English buffer. We manage our own stocks, and the fact we have some of the best vaccination rates in the world is just because of the way in which the programme in Wales has been organised and delivered" External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 11, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "If the public health situation remains positive, we will look at whether we can move to alert level one. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The evidence suggests the Delta variant is 40% to 60% more transmissible than the Kent – or Alpha – variant. " External link

icWales Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I know that people across Wales are very proud that we have one of the best vaccination programmes in the world. " External link

southwalesargus Monday, June 7, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We can switch our focus to accelerate second doses. " External link

southwalesargus Monday, June 7, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Here in Wales today the seven-day case rate continues to be very low - we have fewer than 10 cases per 100,000 people," External link

southwalesargus Monday, June 7, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "We have never ruled out taking local actions to deal with hotspots and flare ups of the virus. " External link

southwalesargus Monday, June 7, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I am very proud to say that Wales has one of the best Covid vaccination programmes in the world. We will make the offer of vaccination to all eligible adults six weeks ahead of schedule and we expect to reach 75% take-up across all priority groups and age groups a month ahead of target. " External link

icWales Monday, June 7, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : "Today there are more than 10,700 confirmed cases in England largely linked to eight areas of the country and mainly in the North West. And beyond that, there are a further 1,500 cases in Scotland," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have been carefully monitoring the new Delta variant as we see it spreading in many parts of England despite the restrictions in place," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The second dose of the vaccine does offer you a higher protection against the new variant, but the first dose is very important as well," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I do think that the figures are a partial reflection of the different approaches that we have taken," External link

southwalesargus Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Our message to people coming to Wales is, we welcome you back to Wales, we are glad we are able to have you here with us. Did you know we offer a free email newsletter service? Each North Wales Live bulletin delivers the latest breaking news, what's on events and the hottest talking points straight to your inbox. For more information about how to subscribe " External link

dailypost-co-uk Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:19:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Child poverty in the United Kingdom remains a scandal in a country which is one of the richest countries on the face of the globe," External link

southwalesargus Friday, June 4, 2021 11:33:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I’m not certain myself that there is a huge thirst for people to give up some of the safeguards that we are all able to contribute in the way that we behave in our lives,” External link

thecourier Friday, June 4, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “But if that doesn’t turn out to be the case, then beyond these three weeks we will be able to move forward further and to do more to continue to lift restrictions in Wales,” External link

thecourier Friday, June 4, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "I believe it is an international travel origin to that cluster, as almost all clusters in Wales have been. First Minister Mark Drakeford (Image: Getty Images) " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "Our message to people coming to Wales is, we welcome you back to Wales, we are glad we are able to have you here with us. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I’m not certain myself that there is a huge thirst for people to give up some of the safeguards that we are all able to contribute in the way that we behave in our lives,” External link

msn-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We argued in the very beginning for an approach in which all countries in the rest of the world would be on a red list and you'd only be allowed to travel there by exception. " External link

msn-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 6:13:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I’m not certain myself that there is a huge thirst for people to give up some of the safeguards that we are all able to contribute in the way that we behave in our lives,” External link

standard Friday, June 4, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We argued in the very beginning for an approach in which all countries in the rest of the world would be on a red list and you'd only be allowed to travel there by exception. " External link

themirror Friday, June 4, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The risk of infection is significantly less outdoors than it is indoors. This is why we are phasing in the changes in this three-week cycle. "This will allow more people to enjoy events outdoors and take advantage of the Welsh summer, while we continue to roll out the vaccination programme to all adults" External link

bbc Friday, June 4, 2021 4:45:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : "It is spreading very quickly in the north-west of England, right on our border," External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We've had examples in schools and in workplaces in that part of Wales and our caution is grounded in what the science is saying to us about the potential impact of that new variant more widely in Wales," External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The emergence of the delta variant shows the pandemic is not over yet and we all need to continue to take steps to protect ourselves and our loved ones. “The risk of infection is significantly less outdoors than it is indoors. This is why we are phasing in the changes in this three-week cycle. " External link

themirror Friday, June 4, 2021 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “If England were to lift all restrictions on 21 June, that would not be the case in Wales” External link

msn-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “But if that doesn’t turn out to be the case, then beyond these three weeks we will be able to move forward further and to do more to continue to lift restrictions in Wales,” External link

thecourier Friday, June 4, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford answered : "Not in the vaccination I don't think, I think it has helped us sometimes in the spread of the virus because it spreads in densely populated areas and less so in rural Wales but when it comes to vaccination, actually it's been more of a challenge to vaccinate a widely scattered population than it is when you have people living close by to each other, who could easily make their way to a vaccination centre. " External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, June 4, 2021 1:36:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : "It is spreading very quickly in the north-west of England, right on our border," External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We've had examples in schools and in workplaces in that part of Wales and our caution is grounded in what the science is saying to us about the potential impact of that new variant more widely in Wales," External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "We don't have a day that we are going to identify that way. Because of the uncertainties we've just been talking about. If things remain, as they are in Wales today, and beyond these three weeks, we will be able to go ahead on easing restrictions further. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, June 4, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I think over the next two weeks, we would look to complete 80,000 new first doses of the vaccine, and around 180,000 of a second dose of the vaccine. That is around 300,000 vaccines carried out in that two week period. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, June 4, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford confirmed : “Were England to lift all restrictions on 21st June, that will not be the case in Wales” External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We ended by talking about how we can better share our experiences, the health service dealing with a backlog of treatments, in schools, how we can help our children make up for the time that they've lost," "And in that sense the meeting did have a proper structure and an opportunity for all participants to make a proper contribution" External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We don't believe that would be a proportionate course of action at this time. " External link

skynews Friday, June 4, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I want to thank everyone in Wales for everything they have done to control the spread of coronavirus and keep rates low,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, June 4, 2021 10:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The risk of infection is significantly less outdoors than it is indoors. This is why we are phasing in the changes in this three-week cycle. "This will allow more people to enjoy events outdoors and take advantage of the Welsh summer, while we continue to roll out the vaccination programme to all adults. "We will review the public health situation again in a couple of weeks to see whether we can continue to relax the restrictions and restart indoor events" External link

bbc Friday, June 4, 2021 10:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I want to thank everyone in Wales for everything they have done to control the spread of coronavirus and keep rates low. The emergence of the delta variant (also known as Indian variant) shows the pandemic is not over yet and we all need to continue to take steps to protect ourselves and our loved ones. " External link

icWales Friday, June 4, 2021 12:24:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The risk of infection is significantly less outdoors than it is indoors. This is why we are phasing in the changes in this three-week cycle" External link

bbc Friday, June 4, 2021 12:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We ended by talking about how we can better share our experiences, the health service dealing with a backlog of treatments in schools, how we can help our children make up for the time that they’ve lost,” “And in that sense the meeting did have a proper structure and an opportunity for all participants to make a proper contribution” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We ended by talking about how we can better share our experiences, the health service dealing with a backlog of treatments in schools, how we can help our children make up for the time that they’ve lost,” “And in that sense the meeting did have a proper structure and an opportunity for all participants to make a proper contribution” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "If the public health situation remains positive, we will look at whether we can move to alert level one. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, May 31, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "If the public health situation remains positive, we will look at whether we can move to alert level one. " External link

icWales Monday, May 31, 2021 6:06:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "June will be an exciting month for our national men’s football team and for our brilliant supporters. We all want to see Wales repeat the success of 2016 – competing in Euro 2020 is a superb achievement and we will all want to follow the team’s progress. " External link

icWales Sunday, May 30, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "There were practical considerations when we made the choice of where the pilots could be held. There is a great deal of work behind the pilots" External link

dailypost-co-uk Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford cited : “it's not for me to offer lessons to anybody else” External link

themirror Friday, May 28, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Further discussion between our officials - leading to the summit taking place on an agreed date, perhaps as early as next week - would allow for a much more meaningful exercise, and avoid the risk of it being just a PR or box-ticking exercise. We are sure that is what we all want" External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The violent scenes in Swansea last night were completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated anywhere in Wales" External link

thesun Friday, May 21, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford warned : "We're talking here about the things that make Wales 'Wales'. That's what's at stake here" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, May 21, 2021 7:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford warned : "We're talking here about the things that make Wales 'Wales'. That's what's at stake here" External link

icWales Friday, May 21, 2021 1:27:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : “How can our hill farmers compete with the space that is available for the huge farms that they have in Australia? How can we compete when our standards of animal welfare and environmental standards different and are higher than they are in Australia?” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford described : “What about China? Has he no ambition for the people of this country or for the people of Wales or for Welsh farmers?” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "How can our hill farmers compete with the space that is available for the huge farms that they have in Australia?" External link

bbc Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "How can our hill farmers compete with the space that is available for the huge farms that they have in Australia?" External link

bbc Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I know many people have been looking forward to a holiday abroad, but travel will be very different to what it was before the pandemic. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:54:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I know many people have been looking forward to a holiday abroad, but travel will be very different to what it was before the pandemic. " External link

icWales Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:12:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Jane Hutt ) : "Yes, you will see when the detailed ministerial responsibilities are published that a basic income pilot is one of the specific responsibilities of our new social justice minister Jane Hutt. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, May 17, 2021 6:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Jane Hutt ) : "Yes, you will see when the detailed ministerial responsibilities are published that a basic income pilot is one of the specific responsibilities of our new social justice minister Jane Hutt. " External link

icWales Monday, May 17, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford says : "It is all down to the dedication and the hard work of all the NHS staff, volunteers and military personnel working in clinics all over Wales" External link

icWales Sunday, May 16, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Yes, we would. We tried our best to follow the scientific advice at every step and if the advice were to be that we should hold back on some further easements because the risks in doing so would be too great then certainly that is what we would do" External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, May 15, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "Thanks to everyone’s hard work and ongoing efforts, we can take another step towards relaxing the coronavirus restrictions and move to alert level two on Monday. “Indoor hospitality will be able to reopen, a move that will be welcomed by many of us as we look forward to enjoying a drink, a meal and the company of friends and family in a café or pub. “By sticking with the rules and our successful vaccine programme, we are making really good progress in controlling the virus and keeping rates low. It will be another milestone for hospitality (Image: PA) “But the pandemic isn’t over – the new, so-called Indian variant of concern is another unwanted twist in this pandemic, which we are monitoring closely”. The changes to the coronavirus restrictions, which will come into force from Monday 17 May include: Indoor hospitality can re-open – six people from up to six households (not including children under 11) can book; All holiday accommodation can re-open fully; Entertainment venues, including cinemas, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor-play centres and areas, casinos, amusement arcades, and theatres can re-open. Cinemas, theatres concert halls and sports grounds can sell food and drink as long as it is consumed in a seated area for watching the performance; Indoor visitor attractions, including museums and galleries can re-open; Up to 30 people can take part in organised indoor activities and up to 50 people in organised outdoor activities. This includes wedding receptions and wakes. International travel. International travel will resume from Monday 17 May. A traffic light system, aligned with England and Scotland, will be introduced. Countries will be classified as green, amber and red. This means people living in Wales will be able to travel to a small number of foreign destinations without the need to quarantine on their return. Mandatory quarantine for countries not on the green list remains in place. From Monday 24 May, a paper-based vaccination status will be available for people in Wales who have had two doses of vaccination and need to urgently travel to a country that requires covid vaccination proof. However, the Welsh Government continues to advise people to only travel abroad for essential purposes. If public health conditions remain positive, the next three-week review will consider: Further changes to meeting people in private homes; Increasing the number of people who can meet outdoors and the number of people who can attend organised activities and events, including wedding receptions, to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors; Permitting larger-scale events to take place indoors and outdoors. Mr Drakeford will appear live on TV and social media at 12.15pm, to announce changes coming into effect. He could also choose to give some guidance looking forward, if he is considering easing restrictions further in June. Last night, Welsh Government said it is " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, May 14, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : “We had thought of moving ahead with the reopening of smaller events, we’ll pause that for a moment,” External link

bristolpost Friday, May 14, 2021 2:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Yes, we would. We tried our best to follow the scientific advice at every step and if the advice were to be that we should hold back on some further easements because the risks in doing so would be too great then certainly that is what we would do" External link

icWales Friday, May 14, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : “We had thought of moving ahead with the reopening of smaller events, we’ll pause that for a moment,” External link

thesun Friday, May 14, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : "People from Wales will be able to travel abroad to green list countries and not need to quarantine on their return," External link

thesun Friday, May 14, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : "We had thought of moving ahead with the reopening of smaller events, we'll pause that for a moment," External link

thesun Friday, May 14, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford replied : "I'm afraid you have to wait a little bit longer. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, May 14, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Yes, we would. We tried our best to follow the scientific advice at every step and if the advice were to be that we should hold back on some further easements because the risks in doing so would be too great then certainly that is what we would do” External link

sunstkitts Friday, May 14, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : “We had thought of moving ahead with the reopening of smaller events, we’ll pause that for a moment,” External link

thanetgazette Friday, May 14, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Yes, we would. We tried our best to follow the scientific advice at every step and if the advice were to be that we should hold back on some further easements because the risks in doing so would be too great then certainly that is what we would do” External link

chesterfirst Friday, May 14, 2021 11:48:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Yes, we would. We tried our best to follow the scientific advice at every step and if the advice were to be that we should hold back on some further easements because the risks in doing so would be too great then certainly that is what we would do" External link

RTERadio Friday, May 14, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : “We had thought of moving ahead with the reopening of smaller events, we’ll pause that for a moment,” External link

coventrytelegraph Friday, May 14, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Yes, we would. We tried our best to follow the scientific advice at every step and if the advice were to be that we should hold back on some further easements because the risks in doing so would be too great then certainly that is what we would do” External link

surreymirror Friday, May 14, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : “We had thought of moving ahead with the reopening of smaller events, we’ll pause that for a moment,” External link

icWales Friday, May 14, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : “We had thought of moving ahead with the reopening of smaller events, we’ll pause that for a moment,” External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, May 14, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Yes, we would. We tried our best to follow the scientific advice at every step and if the advice were to be that we should hold back on some further easements because the risks in doing so would be too great then certainly that is what we would do" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, May 14, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Yes, we would. We tried our best to follow the scientific advice at every step and if the advice were to be that we should hold back on some further easements because the risks in doing so would be too great then certainly that is what we would do” External link

icWales Friday, May 14, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Thanks to everyone's hard work and ongoing efforts, we can take another step towards relaxing the coronavirus restrictions and move to alert level two on Monday. " External link

icWales Friday, May 14, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "Thanks to everyone’s hard work and ongoing efforts, we can take another step towards relaxing the coronavirus restrictions and move to alert level two on Monday. “Indoor hospitality will be able to reopen, a move that will be welcomed by many of us as we look forward to enjoying a drink, a meal and the company of friends and family in a café or pub. “By sticking with the rules and our successful vaccine programme, we are making really good progress in controlling the virus and keeping rates low. It will be another milestone for hospitality (Image: PA) “But the pandemic isn’t over – the new, so-called Indian variant of concern is another unwanted twist in this pandemic, which we are monitoring closely”. The changes to the coronavirus restrictions, which will come into force from Monday 17 May include: Indoor hospitality can re-open – six people from up to six households (not including children under 11) can book; All holiday accommodation can re-open fully; Entertainment venues, including cinemas, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor-play centres and areas, casinos, amusement arcades, and theatres can re-open. Cinemas, theatres concert halls and sports grounds can sell food and drink as long as it is consumed in a seated area for watching the performance; Indoor visitor attractions, including museums and galleries can re-open; Up to 30 people can take part in organised indoor activities and up to 50 people in organised outdoor activities. This includes wedding receptions and wakes. International travel. International travel will resume from Monday 17 May. A traffic light system, aligned with England and Scotland, will be introduced. Countries will be classified as green, amber and red. This means people living in Wales will be able to travel to a small number of foreign destinations without the need to quarantine on their return. Mandatory quarantine for countries not on the green list remains in place. From Monday 24 May, a paper-based vaccination status will be available for people in Wales who have had two doses of vaccination and need to urgently travel to a country that requires covid vaccination proof. However, the Welsh Government continues to advise people to only travel abroad for essential purposes. If public health conditions remain positive, the next three-week review will consider: Further changes to meeting people in private homes; Increasing the number of people who can meet outdoors and the number of people who can attend organised activities and events, including wedding receptions, to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors; Permitting larger-scale events to take place indoors and outdoors. Mr Drakeford will appear live on TV and social media at 12.15pm, to announce changes coming into effect. He could also choose to give some guidance looking forward, if he is considering easing restrictions further in June. Last night, Welsh Government said it is " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, May 14, 2021 2:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Ken has been a real strength in cabinet and a voice for North Wales. He will continue speaking up for North Wales and for Welsh Labour but in a different role. We will miss his energy and passion. " External link

themirror Friday, May 14, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We're not in the middle of it. We're emerging from it and the position we're in in Wales today we have the lowest number of deaths anywhere in the UK and the best vaccination figures anywhere in the UK. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We're not in the middle of it. We're emerging from it and the position we're in in Wales today we have the lowest number of deaths anywhere in the UK and the best vaccination figures anywhere in the UK. " External link

icWales Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I also want to congratulate all the members of the Senedd especially the new Members. I look forward to working with you all over the coming five years. " External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The public health situation continues to improve in Wales – we have the lowest coronavirus rates and the best vaccination rates in the UK. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:31:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The public health situation continues to improve in Wales – we have the lowest coronavirus rates and the best vaccination rates in the UK. " External link

icWales Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It's been a long and difficult 18 months for the events industry in Wales - for event owners, those who depend on the sector for the work - and for those who long to see the return of live events to Wales" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “This really is a moment that the Prime Minister should seize to reset relationships across the United Kingdom, for a serious examination of the way in which we can create the machinery that will allow us to work together in the future” External link

yorkpress Monday, May 10, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The public health situation continues to improve and our vaccination programme remains a success. Thanks to the efforts of people across Wales, we are in a position to further ease the restrictions, in the way we have previously signalled, to allow more elements of normal life to return" External link

southwalesargus Monday, May 10, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "From the very first day of the campaign, people have been coming to the doorstep to tell us that they feel glad they've lived in Wales over the last 15 months," "A government I lead will continue to follow the science to do what our medical advisers tells us we should do, and that does mean doing things in a way that continues to keep Wales safe" External link

bbc Monday, May 10, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “This really is a moment that the Prime Minister should seize to reset relationships across the United Kingdom, for a serious examination of the way in which we can create the machinery that will allow us to work together in the future” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “This really is a moment that the Prime Minister should seize to reset relationships across the United Kingdom, for a serious examination of the way in which we can create the machinery that will allow us to work together in the future” External link

worcesternews Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “This really is a moment that the Prime Minister should seize to reset relationships across the United Kingdom, for a serious examination of the way in which we can create the machinery that will allow us to work together in the future” External link

msn-uk Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:16:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “This really is a moment that the Prime Minister should seize to reset relationships across the United Kingdom, for a serious examination of the way in which we can create the machinery that will allow us to work together in the future,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “This really is a moment that the Prime Minister should seize to reset relationships across the United Kingdom, for a serious examination of the way in which we can create the machinery that will allow us to work together in the future” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford déclaré : "Nous aussi au pays de Galles devons utiliser les semaines à venir pour réduire la propagation du virus et créer plus de marge pour la période de Noël" External link

francetvinfo Friday, November 27, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford déclaré : «Nous aussi au Pays de Galles devons utiliser les semaines à venir pour réduire la propagation du virus et créer plus de marge pour la période de Noël» External link

24heures Friday, November 27, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford déclaré : «Nous aussi au Pays de Galles devons utiliser les semaines à venir pour réduire la propagation du virus et créer plus de marge pour la période de Noël» External link

24heures Friday, November 27, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford disse : "o vírus está a espalhar-se rapidamente por todo o País de Gales" External link

sabado Monday, October 19, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford explicou : “As únicas excepções serão dadas aos trabalhadores essenciais e empregos que não permitam um regime em teletrabalho” External link

diarioeconomico Monday, October 19, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford disse : "Vou pedir para (o ministro) ver o que pode ser feito, provavelmente não diretamente, mas através das organizações que mantemos nessas áreas, para garantir que nenhum dano seja causado a essa nova peça que podemos apreciar" External link

bbc-portuguese-brasil Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT



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finance and local government secretary1.02%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
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labour cabinet minister0.17%EN06/20/201620/06/2016
new local government secretary0.17%EN06/14/201614/06/2016
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ministre1.52%FR04/02/201402/04/2014
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Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "I believe it is an international travel origin to that cluster, as almost all clusters in Wales have been. First Minister Mark Drakeford (Image: Getty Images) " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 4, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "Thanks to everyone’s hard work and ongoing efforts, we can take another step towards relaxing the coronavirus restrictions and move to alert level two on Monday. “Indoor hospitality will be able to reopen, a move that will be welcomed by many of us as we look forward to enjoying a drink, a meal and the company of friends and family in a café or pub. “By sticking with the rules and our successful vaccine programme, we are making really good progress in controlling the virus and keeping rates low. It will be another milestone for hospitality (Image: PA) “But the pandemic isn’t over – the new, so-called Indian variant of concern is another unwanted twist in this pandemic, which we are monitoring closely”. The changes to the coronavirus restrictions, which will come into force from Monday 17 May include: Indoor hospitality can re-open – six people from up to six households (not including children under 11) can book; All holiday accommodation can re-open fully; Entertainment venues, including cinemas, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor-play centres and areas, casinos, amusement arcades, and theatres can re-open. Cinemas, theatres concert halls and sports grounds can sell food and drink as long as it is consumed in a seated area for watching the performance; Indoor visitor attractions, including museums and galleries can re-open; Up to 30 people can take part in organised indoor activities and up to 50 people in organised outdoor activities. This includes wedding receptions and wakes. International travel. International travel will resume from Monday 17 May. A traffic light system, aligned with England and Scotland, will be introduced. Countries will be classified as green, amber and red. This means people living in Wales will be able to travel to a small number of foreign destinations without the need to quarantine on their return. Mandatory quarantine for countries not on the green list remains in place. From Monday 24 May, a paper-based vaccination status will be available for people in Wales who have had two doses of vaccination and need to urgently travel to a country that requires covid vaccination proof. However, the Welsh Government continues to advise people to only travel abroad for essential purposes. If public health conditions remain positive, the next three-week review will consider: Further changes to meeting people in private homes; Increasing the number of people who can meet outdoors and the number of people who can attend organised activities and events, including wedding receptions, to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors; Permitting larger-scale events to take place indoors and outdoors. Mr Drakeford will appear live on TV and social media at 12.15pm, to announce changes coming into effect. He could also choose to give some guidance looking forward, if he is considering easing restrictions further in June. Last night, Welsh Government said it is " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, May 14, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "Thanks to everyone’s hard work and ongoing efforts, we can take another step towards relaxing the coronavirus restrictions and move to alert level two on Monday. “Indoor hospitality will be able to reopen, a move that will be welcomed by many of us as we look forward to enjoying a drink, a meal and the company of friends and family in a café or pub. “By sticking with the rules and our successful vaccine programme, we are making really good progress in controlling the virus and keeping rates low. It will be another milestone for hospitality (Image: PA) “But the pandemic isn’t over – the new, so-called Indian variant of concern is another unwanted twist in this pandemic, which we are monitoring closely”. The changes to the coronavirus restrictions, which will come into force from Monday 17 May include: Indoor hospitality can re-open – six people from up to six households (not including children under 11) can book; All holiday accommodation can re-open fully; Entertainment venues, including cinemas, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor-play centres and areas, casinos, amusement arcades, and theatres can re-open. Cinemas, theatres concert halls and sports grounds can sell food and drink as long as it is consumed in a seated area for watching the performance; Indoor visitor attractions, including museums and galleries can re-open; Up to 30 people can take part in organised indoor activities and up to 50 people in organised outdoor activities. This includes wedding receptions and wakes. International travel. International travel will resume from Monday 17 May. A traffic light system, aligned with England and Scotland, will be introduced. Countries will be classified as green, amber and red. This means people living in Wales will be able to travel to a small number of foreign destinations without the need to quarantine on their return. Mandatory quarantine for countries not on the green list remains in place. From Monday 24 May, a paper-based vaccination status will be available for people in Wales who have had two doses of vaccination and need to urgently travel to a country that requires covid vaccination proof. However, the Welsh Government continues to advise people to only travel abroad for essential purposes. If public health conditions remain positive, the next three-week review will consider: Further changes to meeting people in private homes; Increasing the number of people who can meet outdoors and the number of people who can attend organised activities and events, including wedding receptions, to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors; Permitting larger-scale events to take place indoors and outdoors. Mr Drakeford will appear live on TV and social media at 12.15pm, to announce changes coming into effect. He could also choose to give some guidance looking forward, if he is considering easing restrictions further in June. Last night, Welsh Government said it is " External link

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