World News – GB – Why Cardiff could enter local lockdown after peak in coronavirus cases


Cardiff set to see coronavirus restrictions reimposed after’ rapid ‘increase in cases

Infections have increased in South Wales, with Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Bridgend, Blaenau Gwent, Merthyr Tydfil and Newport all subject to local restrictions

The capital looks set to follow them, after Cardiff Council chief Huw Thomas admitted she was about to enter the Welsh government’s ‘red zone’

M Thomas said in a virtual council meeting that there were 382 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Cardiff in the seven days to September 24

If Cardiff enters the ‘red zone’ he said: ‘I really expect us to apply new restrictions, as we have seen elsewhere’ in South Wales

M Thomas added that the Cardiff test positivity rate had reached 38% – above the threshold of 2 set by the Welsh government5 percent

Cardiff has around 370,000 people If restrictions are imposed, that would mean 12 million Welsh people would live under strict coronavirus rules – around a third of the population

The capital would likely follow other parts of South Wales and see a ban on visiting other people’s homes

M Thomas said the majority of infections appear to come from people mixing in homes

« Our tracking and protection test data suggests that this is especially the case in cases where the family bubble rules have been broken, and also when people mix in indoor environments at home and not. do not follow the rule of six, « he said

« The truth is that mixing indoors with people not from extended households in homes, cafes, bars and restaurants occurs far too frequently »

Rhun ap Iorwerth, Plaid Cymru’s health spokesperson, said: “It is deeply concerning that the virus has resettled as tighter restrictions are being considered in more and more areas, and that this now includes our capital , our most populated area, is a sign of the gravity of the situation

« Shutting down ads a little earlier will not be enough – the Welsh government must think of a series of new measures, perhaps stricter but for a shorter period, in order to control these new peaks »

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