Welsh Conservative health spokesperson, Andrew RT Davies MS said:
“I welcome this mass-testing initiative in Merthyr Tydfil which will replicate the process adopted in Liverpool.
“I’m pleased to see this project is being delivered through a collaborative partnership between the Welsh Government, UK Government, Merthyr CBC, Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board and the Ministry of Defence, with logistical support from Armed Forces personnel, which should’ve been more commonplace throughout the pandemic.
“Mass testing is a vital tool to help us reduce the admissions into our hospitals and hopefully it will reduce the pressure being seen in the Cwm Taf Health Board area, which has been particularly hard hit with hospital-acquired infections and deaths.
“If successful, I hope ministers will work positively with partners to ensure this is rolled-out to other high incidence areas in Wales to ensure we have can gain more control of this virus and return some more normality to people’s lives.”