A LEAFLET will be sent out to all householders in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot to remind them to follow coronavirus restrictions.

Swansea Council leader Rob Stewart mentioned the leaflet in a statement about the rising number of cases in Wales, which has resulted in stricter measures in Caerphilly.

Addressing a meeting of full council, Cllr Stewart said he had spoken to the leader of Caerphilly Council at length and offered his support.

He said that cases remained relatively low in Swansea, but he added: “We must remain vigilant.”

Cllr Stewart said he expected further advice and announcements to be made shortly by the Welsh Government.

“We are not through this pandemic yet – there is still the potential for a second wave,” he said.

“We must together do all we can to avoid this second wave or minimise its effect.”

Swansea and Neath Port Talbot are both included in the Swansea Bay University Health Board area.

Speaking on Wednesday this week, Carmarthenshire Council leader Emlyn Dole was highly critical of what he said was a selfish minority who were jeopardising the health and safety of the majority.

Caerphilly currently has the highest number of positive cases per head of population in Wales, followed by Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Swansea has the 10th highest number of cases out of Wales’s 22 authorities. Neath Port Talbot has the seventh highest, and Carmarthenshire the 13th.

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