Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething has admitted the lockdown for Caerphilly County Borough will last for several weeks.
Speaking on BBC Radio Wales this morning he said: “If we don’t address the issue in Caerphilly we will see wider transmission within the Caerphilly area but that will spread to other areas as well.
“We will look at the evidence every couple of weeks or so but the evidence I have had from our scientific and medical advisers is that we are unlikely to see a significant change until two to three weeks to see the impact of the measures we are taking.
“We are in it for several weeks, at least, in Caerphilly. It is possible that if things deteriorate faster than expected we might have to take further measures but we expect the rate to rise over the next few days because there is community transmission already taking place.
“This is until October at the very least. I cannot overstate the seriousness of the position that we are in and if left unresolved would not be good not just for the county area but the surrounding communities as well.”
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