‘Storm of Omicron’ on the horizon, Wales govt warns

Follow RT on Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has warned that the nation is facing an oncoming “storm of Omicron,” as he unveils a string of Covid restrictions in a bid to combat rising case numbers. From December 26, Wales will shut nightclubs and reintroduce social distancing in shops and workplaces. Unveiling the stricter measures, […]

Wales makes Covid health pass compulsory for all over-18s attending large events or nightclubs

Follow RT on The Welsh NHS Covid pass comes into effect on Monday, with over-18s required to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test to enter large events and nightclubs, in an effort to protect the health service over winter. First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford stood by the decision to proceed with […]

Wales lawmakers ignore Zoom glitch to force vote on Covid-19 pass mandate, steamroll united opposition

Follow RT on In a controversial 28-27 vote, the Welsh Senedd approved the proposal to require Covid-19 passes to enter nightclubs and large venues, ignoring a Tory lawmaker who said he was trying to vote remotely but could not. The Senedd in Cardiff is currently operating on a hybrid model, with half the lawmakers physically […]

Wales to impose mandatory vaccine certificates for nightclubs and large events from October

Follow RT on The Welsh government announced on Friday that, from 11 October, over-18s will be required to prove they have been fully vaccinated against Covid or tested negative in the past 48 hours to enter clubs or large events. Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford stated that the requirement to show an NHS Covid pass […]

Arts Council of Wales finds itself racist for… asking employees to speak Welsh

Follow RT on The Arts Council of Wales spent £51,000 on a report that found its own Welsh language policies “systemically racist.” By asking workers to know the language, the council upholds a “white supremacist ideology,” the report claimed. The Arts Council of Wales tests its employees on their Welsh language skills every year, while […]

Wales police pledge to arrest those behind Swansea riot, during which cars were burned and police van sent in retreat (VIDEOS)

Follow RT on Police said they were prepared to “robustly deal” with rioters, should they return for a second day of violence in Swansea. Officials branded the public disturbance “appalling” and “completely unacceptable”. The unexpected spree of violence in the Mayhill area of the coastal city erupted on Thursday evening at around 8:00pm. Officers brought […]

Covid-19 no longer leading cause of death in England and Wales, govt data shows for first time in months

Follow RT on Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that Covid-19 is no longer the biggest killer in England and Wales, falling from the top spot for the first time in four months as the nations emerge from lockdown. The latest data on monthly deaths found dementia was responsible for the […]

Quarter of deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales not caused by virus itself, govt statistics show

Follow RT on In roughly a quarter of deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales, people actually died ‘with’ the coronavirus rather than ‘from’ it, new weekly data from the government reveals. According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), 400 coronavirus-linked deaths were registered in England and Wales in the week ending April 2. […]

UK starts rollout of Moderna Covid-19 jab ahead of schedule, with 5,000 doses distributed to vaccination centres in Wales

Follow RT on The Covid vaccine developed by Moderna has become the third jab to be rolled out in the UK, with inoculations starting in Wales on Wednesday. Britain faces an acute shortage of shots as India and the EU tighten export controls. The first Moderna jabs will be administered at the West Wales General […]

Welsh first minister warns English not to holiday in Wales over Easter as Cardiff relaxes Covid-19 restrictions before London

Follow RT on Wales’ first minister has warned holiday lettings companies not to accept bookings from people in England over the Easter break as Cardiff makes early moves to ease the national lockdown. Speaking on Friday, Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford said the reopening of self-contained holiday accommodation in the country from March 27 must […]

‘Completely defiant’ minority have no regard for Covid-19 rules, police say, as almost 70,000 fines issued in England and Wales

Follow RT on A total of 68,952 fixed penalty notices have been handed out by police officers in England and Wales since Covid-19 laws came into effect last year, with more than 10,000 given in London alone. Data compiled by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) on penalties from March 27, 2020, when the Covid-19 […]

Death rates from alcohol reach new high in England and Wales in the first 9 months of 2020, new figures show

Follow RT on More people have died in England and Wales from drinking alcohol during the first three quarters of 2020 than at any other time in the past two decades, according to records kept by the UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS). In a new report released on Tuesday, the ONS found that alcohol […]

Bomb disposal team deployed to AstraZeneca partner plant in Wales over suspicious package

Follow RT on A bomb disposal unit was called in to a Covid-19 vaccine production and storage plant in Wrexham, Wales after a suspicious package was found earlier. Wockhardt UK is a production partner to AstraZeneca. The company partially evacuated the site and temporarily suspended vaccine production during the security operation, but said it would still […]

UK health experts ‘extremely concerned’ about Covid vaccine rollout in Wales as first minister defends holding back supplies

Follow RT on A British trade union of medical professionals has questioned the Welsh government’s Covid-19 vaccination rollout strategy after the country’s first minister defended his decision to hold back jabs to stretch the supply. On Monday, The British Medical Association (BMA), the registered trade union for doctors in the UK, warned that the inoculation […]

Covid-19 deaths fall for 2nd week in a row even as new ‘highly contagious’ virus strain rampant across UK

Follow RT on The Office for National Statistics has announced that coronavirus related deaths fell for the second week in a row, as many parts of the UK, including London, find themselves plunged into a new tier four lockdown. Falling Covid-19-related deaths across England and Wales represent a rare piece of positive news as Britain […]