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All sporting events in Wales to be held behind closed doors from Boxing Day

  • New measures brought in to slow spread of Omicron variant
  • Welsh Grand National and FA Cup ties among events affected

All sporting events in Wales will be held behind closed doors from Boxing Day due to the surge in coronavirus cases, the Welsh government has announced.

The economy minister, Vaughan Gething, announced the new measures for both indoor and outdoor sporting events in a bid to slow the spread of the Omicron variant. The measures mean that a number of events, including the Welsh Grand National, football and rugby union fixtures, will be closed to spectators.

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