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MIKE HEDGES URGES PEOPLE TO FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES
Speaking from his Swansea East Office local MS Mike Hedges said… ‘We are all aware of how difficult it can be when we cant see members of our families or close friends but the virus is spreading rapidly in Wales at the moment and we all need to do our bit to combat it, reduce the infection rate and get it back under control. I urge everyone to follow the guidelines for Swansea.’
THE WELSH GOVERNMENT
Local coronavirus restrictions
DATE 16 October 2020
BY Mark Drakeford MS, First Minister
We have introduced local restrictions in 15 local authority areas as well as in Llanelli and Bangor to control rapid and sharp increases in coronavirus cases. These restrictions are formally reviewed every week and we did so again yesterday. The first restrictions came into force in Caerphilly borough just over a month ago, with the most recent in Bangor a week ago.
The general trend in Wales is a worsening situation and most areas where local restrictions are in place have reported a seven-day trend where covid-19 cases have increased. Working closely with local authorities and public health experts, we have concluded the public health context means we cannot ease restrictions, and they will be in place for at least another seven days.
There is evidence in all parts of Wales that these restrictions, and the efforts of local people and local services are making a positive difference. Over the last seven days, however, the difference has served to slow down, rather than turn back the virus. I continue to be very grateful to the people of Wales for all the efforts they have made and continue to make.