Covid: Cardiff ‘could go into local lockdown’

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Wales’ capital city is facing a potential local lockdown as coronavirus case numbers rise “rapidly”.

The leader of Cardiff council, Huw Thomas, has warned of restrictions on travel and households mixing.

He told a virtual meeting of the authority that over the past seven days, the area has seen 38.2 cases per 100,000 people.

Mr Thomas said the city was on the verge of entering the Welsh Government’s “red zone”.

He said if that was to happen “then I fully expect that we will be implementing further restrictions as we have seen elsewhere” in south Wales.

Cardiff is home to 366,903 people and would be the seventh area to have tighter restrictions imposed.

BBC News