Welsh supermarkets to be given discretion over non-essential items ban

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The Welsh first minister has said the ban on grocers selling non-essential items as part of the region’s fire break lockdown will have some flexibility after the measures drew complaints.

Supermarkets will be allowed discretion on selling non-essential items during the 17-day lockdown period, after Mark Drakeford rowed back on the original guidance, which came into effect on Friday.

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