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Cardiff on the verge of stricter local restrictions

by LLB political Reporter
25th Sep 20 11:13 am

A Cardiff council leader has said that the Welsh capital could face more stricter restrictions following a surge in coronavirus infections.

On Thursday, Cardiff Council leader Huw Thomas said the capital is yet to face local measures as they have seen 38.2 cases pre 100,000 population over the past five days.

In the last seven days Cardiff had a positivity test rate of 3.8% which exceeds the Welsh government’s “amber” threshold of 2.5%.

Cllr 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, “As we have seen over the past week, the situation can change quickly.

“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’.

“If that were to happen then I fully expect that we will be proposing further restrictions.”

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