August 5, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

Rhondda Cynon Taff goes into Covid lockdown

ANOTHER county in Wales will go into lockdown because of the rate of coronavirus cases Rhondda Cynon Taff (RCT) residents will face restrictions on their daily lives from 18:00 BST on Thursday.
It is the second local lockdown in Wales after Caerphilly was subject to restrictions last week.

People will not be able to enter or leave the area without a reasonable excuse, such as travel for work or education and the rules allowing people to meet others from their extended households indoors will be suspended.

All licensed pubs, bars and restaurants will have to shut at 23:00 every day.

Vaughan Gething the Health Minister stated that on Tuesday (September 15) the rate of positive tests in RCT was 4.3% which was the highest in Wales.

He further indicated that contact tracing teams had been able to trace about half of the coronavirus cases in the local authority area with the remainder being ”evidence of community transmission.”

Mr Gething indicated that clusters had been linked with a rugby club, a pub in the lower Rhondda valley, snd another was connected to a club outing to the Doncaster races.

There will be a review into the lockdown in two weeks’ time the Minister said.

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