Written statement: Review of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020

The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) place a series of restrictions on gatherings, the movement of people, and the operation of businesses, including closures. They also impose requirements on businesses, which are open to take reasonable measures to ensure physical distancing between people. They are designed to protect people from the […]

Coronavirus restrictions relaxed further to support tourism and leisure sectors in Wales

Following the latest 21-day review of the coronavirus regulations, the First Minister has set out a phased timetable to ease restrictions for large parts of Wales’ visitor, hospitality, and leisure and tourism sectors. He is asking the beauty sector and other close-contact services, including tattooists and nail salons, to begin preparing to reopen from 27 […]

Nikkei hits 1-week low on COVID-19 concerns, corporate earnings

TOKYO, July 10 (Reuters) – Japanese shares closed at a one-week low on Friday as a spike in fresh COVID-19 cases at home and abroad fuelled concerns that the path to economic recovery could be hindered, while the market braced for further corporate earnings pain. The benchmark Nikkei share average slipped 1.06% to 22,290.81, its […]

Coronavirus ‘not under control and is accelerating’ as global cases hit 11.8 million, WHO warns | World News

COVID-19 is not under control across most of the world and is actually getting worse, according to the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the total number of cases of coronavirus worldwide has doubled in the last six weeks. And the spread of COVID-19 is showing no signs of […]

UK opts out of EU Covid-19 vaccine programme, sources say

THE UK will not be participating in the European Union’s Covid-19 vaccine scheme due to concerns over “costly delays”, The Daily Telegraph has reported. The UK Government had been given the opportunity to join the programme, which will see the EU spend about two billion euros on the advance purchase of vaccines currently undergoing testing […]

Coronavirus: Quarantine rules end for dozens of destinations

Image copyright AFP Travellers arriving in the UK from dozens of countries no longer have to self-isolate for two weeks from Friday. The rules are being relaxed for arrivals from more than 60 countries and British overseas territories. However, Scotland’s list of countries is slightly different to the list for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. […]