Welsh Government to ban travel to Wales from UK Covid Hotspots

Trent Bridge area of Nottingham

"We are preparing to take this action to prevent people who live in areas where there are higher COVID infection rates across the United Kingdom from travelling to Wales and bringing the virus with them", he said.

Mr Drakeford said the law will be "essentially created to prevent people going to those holiday parts of Wales, the far west and the far southwest of Wales, where the virus is still in very low circulation".

Mark Bleasdale, Welsh lead for the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: "On the face of it, this is unenforceable because of the difficulty of identifying where people are coming from and where they are going to".

The UK government's Welsh Secretary Simon Hart said the decision risks "stirring division and confusion", but Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she fully supported Mr Drakeford's move.

"Mr Davies also referred to a paper that accompanied the First Minister's letter to the Prime Minister yesterday, a paper - that was not peer-reviewed - that confirms the data "...does not constitute definitive proof" in favour of a travel ban".

The Commons leader said: "What would you expect of a hard-left Labour government?" He argued that they need the "force of law behind them" to make it effective.

Manchester United Triggers Pogba Contract Extension, Secures Midfielder For 2 Years
We can't listen to everyone outside. "There are many reasons behind subs in a game and if I explain every time I take a player off, I don't think that's the right thing."

"It would have been much more preferences to have set out a reasoned answer in writing between the first minister and the prime minister, I just think that's disappointing, but we have regular conversation between officials and ministers on other subjects". "He could have helped people in Wales and elsewhere to protect themselves against the flow of virus into areas where the virus is still effectively suppressed". But so far I've had no success in persuading him of this simple and straightforward course of action.

"From the outset, our guidance has also been very clear that people from very high prevalence areas should avoid travelling in or out of that area". The Prime Minister's spokesperson argued: "There are no physical borders between Wales and England".

The first minister told Sky News earlier that his government was carrying out "detailed planning" for a potential short national lockdown in Wales. There will be a powerful message to people: "they're not to come into Wales to low incidence areas".

"As a general rule, it is concentrating in urban areas and then spreading to more sparsely populated areas as a result of people travelling".

He said that the police will be conducting extra patrols on main roads to enforce the travel ban in the devolved nation, and added that the police will be able to issue fixed penalty notices for those found to be in breach of the rules.

However hard it may be to enforce, the sad truth is that these measures are beginning to look necessary once more; at a press conference earlier today, Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford revealed that the nation's caseload has reached 100 per 100,000 people.

Related News:

Most liked

Lana Del Rey with the first song from the new album
Alongside the new release, the 35-year-old put out a homemade music video, created in the midst of the global pandemic. What brought on Del Rey's change of mind? But you can understand why she'd want to head somewhere more isolated.

European Union has 'abandoned' trade pact with United Kingdom , says Johnson
The EU effectively ended the trade talks yesterday. FRANCE 24's Dave Keating tells us more. It was down 0.2% versus the euro.

Vezeeta Announces Free Breast Cancer Screening
Continuing, he said: "Vezeeta is committed to ensuring that Nigerians have the resource and support they need to live their best lives".

Thomas Tuchel provides Neymar fitness update ahead of PSG vs Manchester United
Residents where the restrictions are in force will not be allowed to be outside between 9pm and 6am for a month from Saturday.

Republican Senator Perdue mispronounces Kamala Harris’ name at Trump rally
His Democratic challenger, Jon Ossoff, tweeted out a video clip of the mangling of Harris' name, and said "We are so much better than this".

Kris Jenner Puts Blame On Social Media For KUWTK's Demise!
We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. I mean, I think I was crying all weekend". So I just want Kendall to feel supported.

Roman Reigns on a Possible Match with The Rock
Reigns will also be fighting Braun Strowman on smackdown in which he will be defending his WWE Universal Title. At the end of the day, Roman said I don't deserve this opportunity and I agree with him.

London and Essex to go to 'Tier 2'
London residents will be banned from socializing or conducting activities with other households indoors regardless of setting. Britain's health secretary has shifted London into the second-highest COVID-19 alert level amid a rise in cases.

Trump administration denies California relief for 6 fires
Numerous studies have linked bigger wildfires in the United States to climate breakdown from the burning of coal, oil and gas. There was a clash of views between the Trump administration and California on the state's handling of wildfires.

All Blacks, Wallabies make changes for 2nd Bledisloe test
These were the details of the news Wallabies make changes for the second Bledisloe Cup Test against New. for this day. Henry said it was "too early" to say whether Foster was up to the job.

Wall Street falls on dimmed stimulus hopes
On the other hand, Bank of America Corp slipped 2.3% and Wells Fargo & Co shed 1.6% after the lenders reported a slump in profit. Walgreens stock shot up 4.8% as the company exceeded its expected fourth-quarter profit due to increased sales at US pharmacies.

CEO says Pfizer can't seek virus vaccine OK before mid-November
Pfizer/BioNTech said it may have data as early as October and Moderna says it could have similar evidence in November. He said it will likely take at least a year to provide the vaccine to everyone who wants it.

Stripe takes over Nigerian Paystack for $ 200 million
With its Acquisition, it now has the power of Stripes API and the funds to make a major push for dominance in the African Market. Paystack which already processes over 50% of online transactions in Nigeria has worked closely with Stripe for some years.

In head-to-head town halls, Biden beats Trump in audience
Trump's handling of the coronavirus - the strongest issue of his campaign. Biden, meanwhile, was campaigning in MI , where he ripped into Mr.

Gareth Bale set for his Spurs return
The Spurs boss lavished praise on chairman Daniel Levy and said: "With the number of players, yes". We even had a helicopter at the training ground to take him and bring him back.