Coronavirus LIVE: Wales bans visitors from hotspots as more northern restrictions loom

14 October 2020, 09:56 | Updated: 14 October 2020, 22:32

People from covid hotspots around the UK will be banned from going to Wales
People from covid hotspots around the UK will be banned from going to Wales. Picture: PA Images
Ewan Quayle

By Ewan Quayle

The Welsh Government has announced a ban on visitors to Wales from UK coronavirus hotspots as stricter restrictions loom for Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

The Welsh First Minister announced a ban on anyone living in areas with a "high prevalence" of COVID-19 and hit out at the Prime Minister for ignoring multiple letters sent to him.

Meanwhile, the Joint Biosecurity Centre's Gold Command has reportedly signed off on Tier 3 restrictions for Greater Manchester and Lancashire, with Downing Street expected to make a final decision tomorrow.

It follows a fierce clash between Boris Johnson and Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer at PMQs over the looming prospect of tighter covid-19 restrictions with mounting calls for a two-week 'circuit breaker' lockdown.

Follow all the developments live below and watch PMQs at the top of the page from midday.

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