Plaid Cymru cancel spring conference over coronavirus fears

Adam Price. Picture by Plaid Cymru.

Plaid Cymru have cancelled their spring conference on March 20th-21st in Llangollen because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The party said the decision had been made “after lengthy and careful consideration” , and that they were heeding the latest public health advice – particularly from the World Health Organisation that “urgent and aggressive” action is taken.

“It isn’t a decision that was taken lightly, especially with only 14 months until the Senedd Election,” a spokesperson said.

“However, the health and wellbeing of our members, supporters and stakeholders is of paramount importance.

“We believe that cancelling the Conference is the most responsible course of action for the party to take in the current circumstances.”

They are the second party to shelve their conference after the Lib Dems. The Lib Dem get-together had been expected to kick off in York on Friday and run until Sunday.

 

‘Responsibility’

Neil McEvoy AM’s new Welsh National Party also said that they were postponing their launch on the 3rd of April until the coronavirus risk has passed.

They said that they were following the advice of the WHO rather than the UK Government in doing so.

“We feel such action is particularly urgent now there are 19 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Wales, with the first confirmed transmission within the community,” they said.

“More than 100 people had registered for the launch of the WNP on the first day registration was made available. The board, therefore, considered it highly likely we would reach the 250 person capacity at the venue. Many of those planning to attend were elderly, some of whom have pre-existing medical conditions.

“We take our responsibility for people’s health and safety extremely seriously and we also take our responsibility to our health professionals seriously, who are likely to be overwhelmed with cases of Coronavirus in the coming weeks.

“The WNP will continue to take any action we can to protect people’s health and lessen the burden on the Welsh National Health Service.

“The board will continue to monitor the outbreak, with an aim to formally launching the WNP later on this year.”

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A Prophecy is Buried in Eglwyseg
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A Prophecy is Buried in Eglwyseg

Wise choice by Plaid. The first failed Welsh uprising will not come from a political party.

There will be failures. But for all we lose, sheds on Welsh beaches will no longer be sold for £100,000 after we have made a stand.

Geraint Jones ???????
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Absolutely the right decision by Plaid and first-class leadership being shown yet again by Adam Price.

Jonathan Gammond
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Jonathan Gammond

Perhaps Owain Glyndwr got the flu in 1410 and decided on an unexpectedly long period of self isolation. After a few hassle free weeks he decided these independence campaigns werent all they are cracked up to be, so he opted for a quiet and less eventful retirement in Herefordshire.

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Rhosddu

Good to see that the WNP are likewise postponing their launch. Da iawn, Adam a Neil. What, I wonder, are the implications, if any, for the march for independence scheduled in April in Wrecsam? No doubt YesCymru and other groups involved are keeping their ear to the ground, and will keep us informed. The march needs a big turn-out, and the best prospects for that will be when it is safe to hold the event.

j humphrys
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j humphrys

Anyone of the opinion that in a vegetarian society this may not have happened?
Dirty animal markets, selling crocodile and other stuff. Talk on the web is, that it may
have come from bats, and via snakes. They are also talking of future pandemics, so it’s a
good time to talk about this, if only in Cymru? btw I’m not a vegetarian.

j humphrys
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j humphrys

OMG! I’ve just been watching You Tube, 60 minutes Australia: Wet Markets.
If your queezy, don’t watch. If you can stand more than the 5 mins I did, go ahead.

Paul
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Paul

“talk on the web”

There’s your first problem!

j Humphrys
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j Humphrys

You stick to Trump’ism, I’ll stick to science blogs;
Host species bats. To humans via snakes.

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Os oedd y boi ‘ma wedi dofi Avian Influenza, cystal edrych ar ei waith i weld os bydd o help yn yr argyfwng presennol. “Eric Worrall died in 2014 at the age of 84 – but may have left behind an important legacy. His daughter Jane, 65, has revealed that he had developed a vaccine to help private investors battle H5N1 avian influenza – which could also be used to tackle COVID-19. It’s claimed that the vaccine is “equally applicable” to all enveloped viruses and – subject to the usual trials – could prove a suitable vaccine for humans. Mr… Read more »