Commenting on three further local lockdowns, Andrew RT Davies – the Shadow Health Minister – said:
“It’s disappointing and let's be clear: no-one wants these lockdowns to have to be imposed.
"Welsh Conservatives have been calling for the use of more detailed data and the introduction of ‘smart, hyperlocal’ lockdowns and I take some comfort that is at least the case in Llanelli, but I regret this has seemingly not been possible in our capital city of Cardiff.
“I have to say I’m also confused as to why the local lockdowns are being imposed on different days in Cardiff and Swansea, and Llanelli. Covid doesn’t know one day from the next, and I didn’t find the Health Minister’s explanation that satisfactory. What’s key is clarity and consistency, and we don’t see that right now from the Welsh Labour-led Government.
“That aside, we need to see steps being taken to protect the most vulnerable through shielding, and all of us need to play our part by adhering to social distancing, masks, and hand hygiene, and we need to see a strong public information campaign from the Welsh Labour-led Government to hammer this message home.”
Mr Davies also called on the Welsh Labour-led Government to bring forward a financial package to support those businesses and industry sectors that will be devastated by this announcement.