Gloom in Caerphilly as first local lockdown in Wales begins

Residents express anger over ‘bent rules’ as Covid-19 infection rate rises to 72.9 cases per 100,000

It had been a good few weeks for Trevor and Susan Parry. They caught up with their grandchildren whom they had not hugged for months during the spring and summer lockdown, and took a brief holiday on the coast at Porthcawl, south Wales.

On Tuesday they were to be found taking in the view of Caerphilly Castle – and a queue of people trying to get into the Iceland supermarket – feeling gloomy at the idea of their area going, on Tuesday, into Wales’ first local lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic.

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