Talking on the eve of the second anniversary of the beginning of the 2020 lockdown, Morgan mentioned the virus was spreading rapidly “in all components of Wales and in all age teams”.
Numbers had been declining steadily for the reason that finish of January, and Wales was on the point of shedding its final remaining Covid-19 restrictions.
At present face coverings have to be worn in retailers, on public transport and in well being and care settings, whereas those that take a look at constructive should proceed to self-isolate.
Licenced premises should additionally proceed to do coronavirus threat assessments, however all of those circumstances have been attributable to be dropped subsequent Monday (28 March).
Morgan mentioned it might be a “finely balanced judgment” as as to whether measures proceed, however added: “There are not any foregone conclusions.”
She mentioned the first concern was stress on the NHS, warning that hospitals are already full and elevated circumstances would create knock-on issues for providers reminiscent of accident and emergency items.
“It could be that we have a look at protecting some restrictions and forging forward with ones that we had deliberate [to drop] already, however there are not any choices which have been made thus far,” the minister mentioned.
There are round 1,400 individuals in Welsh hospitals with Covid-19, though solely 19% have been admitted as a result of illness, and there are very low numbers in intensive care.
Morgan acknowledged individuals in Wales are experiencing pandemic fatigue, in addition to stress from the rise in residing prices and nervousness over the warfare in Ukraine.
However she mentioned individuals wanted to have “perspective” on what they’re being requested to do and why sure coronavirus measures might need to proceed.
“The measures which are left are literally pretty restricted, so I don’t suppose it’s an enormous huge deal to ask individuals to put on a face protecting in sure circumstances,” Ms Morgan mentioned.
“I simply suppose we have to get some perspective on this relative to the place we now have been prior to now, the place we merely weren’t even allowed to go away our houses.”
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