Labour’s Mark Drakeford has declared that he is “genuinely baffled” by the Prime Minister’s refusal to put in place measures to stop people travelling to Wales and other areas from coronavirus hotspots in England.
In an interview with the BBC this morning, the Welsh First Minister argued that enshrining in law restrictions on people moving from an area with a high prevalence of the virus to another is “simple and straightforward”.
He told viewers: “I am genuinely baffled by the Prime Minister’s unwillingness to take an action, which I think is very simple and straightforward – and which would have reinforced the sense of acting together across the UK.
“I never wanted this to become an issue of a border and people travelling in and out of Wales. I’ve always thought it’s an issue of high-incidence areas and low-incidence areas wherever they may be.”
His comments follow his letter to Boris Johnson last month seeking travel restrictions to be enshrined in law, rather than the government relying on guidance alone to prevent people from hotspots spreading Covid to other areas.