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Indoor gatherings "the main driver" for coronavirus cases in the Vale of Glamorgan

 

Speaking to Bro Radio, Wales Health Minister Vaughan Gething has confirmed that mixing in indoor spaces, in particular household contact has been the main driver for coronavirus cases in the Vale of Glamorgan.

His comments come the morning after local lockdown restrictions were implemented in the Vale of Glamorgan, as the County joins approximately 2 million residents in the South Wales area under coronavirus regulations.

Talking to Matthew Harris and Dan Moffat from Bro Radio's Vale This Week on Tuesday the Health Minister said "At the end of the typical summer tourist season, we have seen some people returning with infections from other parts of Europe"

"It isn't entirely clear whether that is with locals in those countries or whether its interactions with typically other British Holiday makers."

"We have also seen a bit of mixing in indoor spaces, which is the main driver and its largely about household contact. We have had a few house parties, a few holiday gatherings and some people not following the rules on having a unique bubble of just four houses joined together."

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"That means we have not just seen a pattern there, but that has also gone into some licensed premises as well."

"It's adult to adult conduct largely indoors that is driving this, its not uniquely linked to one part of the Vale - we have got cases in the Eastern Vale, Western Vale, Rural Vale and in Barry itself."

"We have considered whether we could parcel up a smaller area, as we have done with Llaneli in Camarthenshire, but that isn't the pattern of infections we are seeing in the Vale of Glamorgan."

You can hear Vaughan Gethings full interview on the Vale this Week on Wednesday 30th September from 6pm or Listen Again via broradio.fm.

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