Laura Anne Jones, Member of the Welsh Parliament for South East Wales today expressed her concern that most of her region is now in local lockdown.
Following the announcement today by the Welsh Government, only Torfaen and Monmouthshire are exempt from emergency measures.
Commenting, Laura Anne Jones MS said:
“I am very concerned at the spike in coronavirus cases has resulted in most of my region being placed in local lockdown.”
“It’s vital that the Welsh Government works closely with our Local Authorities across South East Wales to ensure everything is done to help people help us bring this virus under control. Detailed guidance needs to be issued to all businesses and to constituents as soon as possible.”
“For example, People need to be clear as to what travel is allowed and what is not.”
“The fact is the trend in these parts of Wales is heading in the wrong direction and we are now at a critical point in the pandemic.”
“The Welsh Government must be clear and explain how the virus is spreading and the potential scenarios as we move into what will be a very challenging winter period.”
“ I urge everyone to fight this virus by following the rule of six.”
“Wash your hands, cover your face, make space, self-isolate if you have symptoms or if you have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace.”
“The Welsh Government has hopefully learnt lessons from our first local lockdowns and I hope to see things down more speedily and comprehensively this time around.”
“If anyone in my region of South Wales East – Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Islwyn, Newport, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire or Torfaen - is unclear or confused by what this will mean for them, please do get it touch we me at my office at 15/17 Church Road Newport NP19 7EJ