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Covid-19

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Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is taking robust action following the identification of a number of cases of COVID-19 in Royal Glamorgan Hospital. The Health Board has recorded 34 cases of COVID-19 across two wards at the hospital, linked mainly to transmission within the hospital. Significant work is underway to understand and control the […]

The government has tightened lockdown rules and warned tougher measures could follow – but what other options could be on the table? A ban on different households mixing together indoors.This may be the most likely next step as Scotland and Northern Ireland have announced the same move.If he follows suit it would likely involve exceptions; such […]

78% complying with face coverings on trains say Transport for Wales Statistics from the rail operator reveal that 78% of their rail customers are now complying and wearing face coverings on trains. However, following Welsh Government policy, customers must now wear face coverings in all enclosed spacing including in and on stations, platforms and in […]

Hospitality businesses in Wales will have to close at 10pm, as new measures are introduced in Wales to prevent a fresh coronavirus crisis, First Minister Mark Drakeford announced today. Hospitality businesses will have to provide table service only from Thursday and all off-licences, including supermarkets, will have to stop selling alcohol at 10pm. The new […]

Joint Statement by: Local Authority Leaders Cllr Andrew Morgan(RCT CBC), Cllr Kevin O’Neil (Merthyr Tydfil CBC) and Cllr Huw David (Bridgend CBC), Dr Kelechi Nnoaham, Director of Public Health for Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Chair of the Incident Management Team for Cwm Taf Morgannwg, Public Health Wales and South Wales Police. By […]

Mark Drakeford said “one of the central dilemmas” faced in Wales was the differing rates of Covid-19 across the country, with rates of the virus still falling in 10 local authority areas. He said discussions would take place throughout Tuesday with local government, the health service, public health officials and the police about “additional measures […]

Face masks will become compulsory for bar staff, shop workers, waiters and taxi drivers in an effort to combat the rise in coronavirus cases in England, the prime minister has announced. Fines for a failure to wear a face mask will rise to £200 and will extend to customers when they are not seated at […]

“The Joint Biosecurity Centre has recommended that the COVID-19 alert level should move from Level 3 (A COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation) to Level 4 (A COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation; transmission is high or rising exponentially). “The CMOs for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have reviewed the evidence and recommend all […]

England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance have outlined four ways to beat coronavirus as we head into winter. The pair reiterated some key public health messages amid fears the virus could spiral out of control and result in 49,000 cases a day by mid-October.The four ways include limiting […]

Coronavirus laws are being tightened in four more Welsh authorities – Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Newport – following a sharp rise in cases, Health Minister Vaughan Gething today announced. The new measures will come into force at 6pm on Tuesday 22 September 2020, to protect people’s health and control the spread of the […]

More than £215m in furlough payments have been returned to the government by employers. While the reimbursement will go some way to helping the UK’s leaders with the management of the coronavirus crisis, the figure pales in comparison to the £3.5bn officials think was paid out in error or to fraudsters.Data released by HM Revenue […]

The UK could see 49,000 daily new cases by mid-October if coronavirus infections continue to double every seven days, Sir Patrick Vallance has warned. At a Downing Street briefing, the chief scientific adviser shared a graph that shows how infections could surge quickly unless action is taken to slow the pandemic’s spread. Should new cases […]