People from London barred from travel to Wales from Saturday

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People from London will not be able to travel to Wales from midnight tomorrow after the UK Government announced that England’s capital is due to be placed under ‘Tier 2′ restrictions.

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford announced yesterday that they would prevent people who live in areas with high coronavirus infection rates across the UK from travelling to Wales from 6pm tomorrow.

Essex is also expected to move to high alert restrictions at the weekend. Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham are already under higher Covid restrictions.

Speaking at London’s City Hall, mayor Sadiq Khan said there was “simply no other option” but to impose Tier 2 restrictions on London.

“Nobody wants to see more restrictions but this is deemed to be necessary in order to protect Londoners,” Mr Khan said.

He told people in London: “We’ve got a difficult winter ahead.”

The Welsh Government is still finalising its regulatory approach to the travel restrictions.

Under England’s Tier 2 restrictions, households are barred from mixing in pubs and restaurants.

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