After much speculation regarding a "circuit-breaker" lockdown in Wales, a letter has supposedly been leaked revealing that this will come into effect at 6pm Friday the 23rd of October and last until 12am on Monday the 9th of November.
It means Wales will be under restrictions similar to those imposed when it first went into lockdown in March, with people told to stay at home, and non-essential businesses shut.
"Sorry, it's fire-break in Wales, not circuit breaker".
Primary schools will open after the half-term break, but secondary schools will open only to the youngest pupils.
Halloween and Bonfire Night gatherings will not be allowed under the restrictions, which begin on Friday at 18:00 BST.
Whilst he admitted that the lockdown would be "sharp and deep", Drakeford said that the measures are absolutely necessary to slow down the increasing spread of the virus.
Community centres, libraries and recycling centres will also close.
The First Minister claimed the lockdown is fixed and would finish on November 9.
Under the U.K.'s system of devolved government, the regional administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales control health policy in their areas and the United Kingdom government makes the rules for England.
"We have worked closely with the devolved administrations at every step of the pandemic response and we will continue to do so", said James Slack, the prime minister's spokesman.
"There are no easy choices in front of us, as the virus spreads rapidly in every part of Wales", Mr Drakeford said.
David Bailey, council chair of British Medical Association Cymru Wales, said: "Bringing in stronger restrictions in Wales at this point is essential - the surge in cases alongside the pressure that the winter season will inevitably bring and the huge backlog of patients already in the system is quite frankly an overwhelming prospect".
He said: 'I am not going to support a temporary national lockdown until I know what the details are, what packages they will have to support businesses and people during that period'.
The country's R number is at 1.4 and the seven-day rolling incidence rate for Wales stands at more than 120 cases per 100,000 people.
Golf courses, tennis courts, leisure centres and swimming pools will be closed during the lockdown as recreational sport is temporarily suspended, but people are permitted to leave home to exercise with members of their household and/or a carer.
The First Minister has written to the Chancellor to ask him to give Welsh businesses early access to the new expanded Job Support Scheme from Friday.
Dr James Davies, MP for the Vale of Clwyd, said: "This is a devastating announcement which, certainly in the case of North Wales, can not be justified".