Breaking news: Wales's Swansea, Cardiff and Llanelli go into lockdown!

Wales heads into lockdown as it’s two biggest cities are quarantined as well as Llanelli town, reports confirm.

The news was announced by Health minister Vaughan Gething at the Welsh Government coronavirus briefing today.

Residents of the towns and cities were warned this week of a lockdown and now it has materialized into reality.

Llanelli’s lockdown comes into force at 6pm on Saturday and the lockdowns in Cardiff and Swansea come into force at 6pm on Sunday.

Cardiff Council leader Huw Thomas said: “This has meant that over the past week Cardiff has moved from a relatively stable position to one where the city is on the verge of entering the Welsh Government’s ‘red zone’.”

He added: “If case numbers continue to rise over the weekend there is a very real possibility that Cardiff will enter into the Welsh Government’s ‘red zone’.”

This week, Wales’s Covid cases have soared to a test positivity rate of 3.8% going past the Welsh Government’s “amber” threshold of 2.5%.


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