“Let’s see that data and evidence is being used effectively to keep people safe”

Rhun ap Iorwerth calls for more protection for people in areas of high prevalence.

As the national lockdown ended last night, Member of the Senedd for Ynys Môn and Plaid Cymru Shadow Health Minister Rhun ap Iorwerth MS calls for additional measures to help keep people safe in areas of high prevalence:

“With the national lockdown now having come to an end, most people will see that there’ll be a need for basic level of Wales-wide restrictions for some time, but hopefully that can be a relatively low and sustainable set of rules that we can all learn to live with.

“But where we have more localised clusters or areas of particularly high prevalence, it makes sense to have a more enhanced set of rules to bring down the R rate and help protect people in these areas. This should be backed with significant community and financial support until infection levels are brought back under control.

“We do have serious levels of the virus in some areas – people are rightly concerned about this, and Government needs to tell us how it intends to respond to that. Government have the data, they have the evidence, so let’s see that data and evidence being used effectively to keep people safe.”