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Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:26 PM

Wales to ban entry to people in COVID hotspots in rest of UK

Source: Reuters

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OCTOBER 14, 2020 10:37 AM UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

Wales to ban entry to people in COVID hotspots in rest of UK

LONDON (Reuters) - Wales announced on Wednesday that it intended to ban people living in areas with high rates of COVID-19 infections in the rest of the United Kingdom from entering the country, in a bid to prevent the spread of the disease.

Under plans being prepared by the devolved Welsh government, those people in areas of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland with high infection levels will be barred, First Minister Mark Drakeford said.

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

The Welsh government said it intended the ban to come into force on Friday at 1700 GMT.

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Soph0571 Oct 2020 #1

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Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:37 PM

1. I do not see how they could police this

they were able to do so at the height of the lockdown, when anyone on the road stood out like a sore thumb, these days the roads are much busier.

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