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People From Covid-19 Hotspots Will Be Banned From Going To Wales

People From Covid-19 Hotspots Will Be Banned From Going To Wales

Anyone with plans for a staycation in Wales might need to consider changing them.

This is because people from parts of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland with high rates of the coronavirus will be banned from travelling there from Friday.

According to the BBC, Mark Drakeford, Wales' First Minister, said the move was needed 'to prevent the spread of infection within Wales' and elsewhere in the UK.

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This comes after a row with the Prime Minster about certain parts of England having travel restrictions, but Mr Drakeford says he's heard nothing from Boris Johnson despite two letters asking for restricted travel.

He told the BBC: "Evidence from public health professionals suggests coronavirus is moving from east to west across the UK and across Wales.

"As a general rule, it is concentrating in urban areas and then spreading to more sparsely populated areas as a result of people travelling."

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The rules are expected to come into force from 6pm BST on Friday with Mr Drakeford saying that gives Boris Johnson 'more time'.

Many people, including Scotland's Nicola Sturgeon, backed the plans with some even thanking Mr Drakeford.

One person wrote: "Very wise and very sensible, I wouldn't waste your time waiting for Johnson, we are all on our own. Good luck and God bless you."

Another added: "Definitely the right thing to do. How rude is Mr Johnson, we are still part of the UK and as such he should at least respond! By ignoring WG [Welsh Government] he is ignoring the Welsh people. We are with you @fmwales let's protect Wales and its people... but please let's police this correctly."

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A third wrote: "Lovely to see you're taking care of people in Wales, hoping that @NicolaSturgeon will soon be able to follow this line in Scotland."

Someone else wasn't fully on board with the rules, commenting: "This is getting ridiculous now!! Honestly it's like living behind the Berlin Wall!!! People can stay safe, if they listen and stick to the guidelines it's quite simple... no?"

Another said: "Absolutely insane, you don't think you could destroy the economy anymore and yet you have."

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