Cardiff and Swansea are going into local lockdowns in a bid to stem rising coronavirus cases.

The Welsh Government has said the two big-city council areas will be subject to local lockdowns which will begin at at 6pm on Sunday, September 27. Llanelli will also be subject to Wales' first lockdown at a town rather than local authority level with 13 council wards covered by the measures.

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The new rules mean that people in all of the areas subject to the new measures:

The lockdowns have been introduced after the incidence rate reached 38.2 per 100,000 people in Cardiff on Thursday based on a rolling average of the previous seven days. That prompted the council leader Huw Thomas to warn the city was on the verge of having a local lockdown introduced.

Latest infection rates in Swansea stand at 49.8 per 100,000 people. You can see all the latest infection rates around Wales by going here.

The announcement means eight of Wales' 22 local authorities will be under local lockdown when the measures take effect.

Wales' first local lockdown, which came into effect in Caerphilly on September 8, was on Thursday extended by a further week while Rhondda Cynon Taf was also placed under restrictions which began on September 17.

Local lockdowns for Newport, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, and Blaenau Gwent were announced on Monday and came into force on Tuesday.

On Friday Welsh Government health minister Vaughan Gething said cases were gradually declining in

The new measures will be enforced by the local authority and police. The lockdowns have been placed on the counties of Cardiff and Swansea as a whole, which combined have a population of 600,000 people. Schools in the areas will remain open along with premises like pubs and shops.

In Llanelli the areas subject to the new restrictions are: Bigyn, Bynea, Dafen, Elli ward, Felinfoel, Glanymor, Hendy, Hengoed, Llanegennech, Lliedi, Llwynhendy, Tyisha, and Swiss Valley. Burry Port is not included.

These new restrictions will be formally reviewed in two weeks time.

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