Welsh Government Now Appears To Have Banned Book Sales

Footage and pictures of Welsh supermarkets and shops cordoning off entire areas with items deemed to be “non-essential” continued to flood social media over the weekend, as it appears the government there has now even banned books.

Following the implementation of a full national lockdown in the British country, people began sharing their experiences as they attempted to go shopping:

The confusion over what is and isn’t “essential” has angered people, after cooking, clothes and bedding sections were covered in plastic sheeting, but Halloween tat was left untouched:

Angry citizens have begun taking measures into their own hands:

Residents of Wales are currently under a ‘Tier 3’ lockdown, which means people are being urged to stay at home, must not visit other households, while pubs, restaurants, gyms, churches and shops deemed “non-essential” are all closed.

But now, it appears the farce has taken a dark turn, with books and writing materials being banned:

What is and isn’t deemed ‘essential’ is now completely up in the air as ministers have said people should be allowed to buy ‘otherwise non-essential goods’ if there were ‘exceptional circumstances’ that meant they were essential:

Some supermarkets have given up, and admitted that they are letting customers decide what is and isn’t essential.

Some residents are still trying to see the lighter side:

For may it has already gone too far, however with thousands signing a petition to drop the draconian measures.

The petition to the Welsh government states: “We do not agree that this is a prudent or rational measure, and will create more harm than good.”

“We do not agree for example that parents should be barred from buying clothes for their children during lockdown while out shopping. This is disproportionate and cruel and we ask that the decision be reversed immediately,” the petition adds.

At time of writing the petition has over 63,000 signatures.

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