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Wales ready to force visitors from England to QUARANTINE in new coronavirus strategy

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Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething said Cardiff was considering whether to introduce quarantine restrictions on people travelling to Wales from areas of the UK with high levels of coronavirus. Speaking at today’s government briefing, Mr Gething said: “We’ll need to take some advice from our scientific and medical advisers, public health advisers, and we’ll then need to consider whether this is the right course of action.

 

“Because the measures we’ve introduced in Wales are about isolating areas with a higher prevalence of coronavirus and protecting lower prevalence areas too.

“It’s consistent with the approach that all four UK nations have taken to international travel and quarantine restrictions, where we recognise that higher prevalence areas in other parts of the world represent a risk to coronavirus being reimported or having an opportunity to spread further within the UK.”

Mr Gething said it was “disappointing” that Boris Johnson had not responded to a letter from First Minister Mark Drakeford asking for travel restrictions to apply to areas of England under local lockdown.

In an interview with BBC Wales, Mr Johnson said he did not want to impose such restrictions within the UK.

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