By Tony Winterburn • 09 December 2020 • 11:11
WELSH MINISTER Blames COVID Flouters For Highest Rates in Britain.
First Minister Mark Drakeford is blaming people not following rules for Wales having the highest Covid rates in Britain. The minister continued to defend the firebreak lockdown as cases in Wales continue to soar and said that the virus was NOT out of control in Wales. He did, however, describe the rise in cases as putting the country in a “very difficult position
This comes as officials in Swansea Bay warned case levels could soon reach “catastrophic levels” unless people follow social distancing rules. Meanwhile, Welsh Conservatives have called for “detailed plans” for how the Welsh Government plans to deal with the rising cases. Plaid Cymru’s Adam Price said the Welsh Government was struggling to communicate to the public.
Latest figures obtained from the Office of National Statistics show that the death rate in Wales for the week ending November 27 is a third higher than just over the border in England. Welsh Government advisers say that the figure is above the worst-case scenario.
Speaking on a BBC Breakfast TV interview on Wednesday, December 9, Mr Drakeford said: “The virus is in a very difficult position in Wales. I wouldn’t describe it as out of control, and we took further action on Friday last week to continue to bring it under control. We have taken the actions we think are necessary. It is in the hands of every Welsh citizen to bring the virus under control.”
The Welsh government said it would not rule out a second ‘firebreak lockdown’.
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