Welsh Government ministers are set to continue talks on Friday about whether further restrictions are needed in Wales in the run up to Christmas.

The number of cases in Wales are on the rise again after going down following the 17-day firebreak lockdown that ended on November 9. On Thursday, it was reported that a further 28 people died with coronavirus in Wales and more than 1,200 new positive cases were confirmed.

The infection rate across Wales as a whole now stands at  189.4  per 100,000 population based on the seven days up to November 23, up from 188.2 in the data released on Wednesday (up to November 22). Cases for your area are here.

The Welsh Government cabinet met on Thursday to look at increasing the rules but no decision was made, so more talks are due to be held on Friday.

After England's tiers were announced on Thursday, it had been thought that the First Minister Mark Drakeford would make an announcement at the coronavirus briefing on Friday at 12.15pm on what restrictions would look like in Wales before Christmas. But we understand that will now be on Monday. Live updates from Friday's briefing will be here.

Explaining why more restrictions were needed in the build up to Christmas, Health Minister Vaughan Gething told BBC's Question Time: "If we don't do something, we will witness and we will stand by while people are coming to harm.

"We can't do that. The responsibility of the government is to care for the people they are responsible for, the people that we serve.

"I have already indicated at the start of the week that we are looking at different national measures. I always said, as did the First Minister, going into the fire-break that we hoped to get to the end of the year, but if case numbers move in the wrong direction, we may have to do something different.

"It is entirely possible we will have to do that. The cabinet will meet again on Friday, and we will have some decisions to make. All of those decisions, how we take care of ourselves, each other and how we will continue to keep Wales safe."

Areas that are understood to be under discussion are whether travel restrictions will be put in place, and whether shops, pubs and restaurants will stay open.

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Mr Drakeford has said he is "looking carefully" at similar coronavirus rules to those that will be in place in the upper tiers of England and Scotland.

Mr Drakeford had not revealed what they are thinking, but he has repeatedly not ruled out further restrictions that will enable the Christmas five-day plan to go ahead.

He has said he believes, unless further action is taken, "we could end up at Christmas with a virus really heading very fast in the wrong direction".

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He told BBC Wales Live: "We're looking carefully at the tier system that they've got now in Scotland and in England, looking at what further restrictions they have at that point in the tier system where it begins to be effective, seeing if there's anything more we can take from that for Wales.

"Let me be clear I'm not talking about using a tiered system.

"I'm looking to see what measures are in place at, say, tier three in Scotland and England.

"Are there things that they do there that we're not doing here in Wales, that we would do, most likely, on a Wales-wide basis… in the run up to Christmas. We've got four weeks left."