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Caerphilly prepares to go into local lockdown

Shoppers stocked up on food and there were long queues for Covid-19 testing as the Welsh county borough of Caerphilly prepared to go into local lockdown, following a “significant rise” in coronavirus cases. From 6pm on Tuesday, people will not be allowed to enter or leave the area without a reasonable excuse, the Welsh Government said. There have been 133 new Covid-19 cases in Caerphilly county borough over the past seven days, equivalent to a rate of 55.4 cases per 100,000 population.This is the highest rate in Wales and one of the highest in the UK – and case numbers are expected to rise, the Welsh Government said.

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