Local Member of the Welsh Parliament for Monmouth, Nick Ramsay, has welcomed weekly virtual Covid 19 briefings and updates provided by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in recent months. The board has supplied useful facts and figures helping elected representatives keep up to date with the situation in the constituency and across the wider health board area during the pandemic.
The latest written update provided following the briefing on 17th July gave encouraging news that 4423 health board staff had been tested with no positive results for 19 days. Public Health Wales data for care homes in the 7 days prior to 17th July revealed 5 cases in total across the Aneurin Bevan Health Board area.
Speaking today Nick said: “The regular briefings have been very helpful, and especially the news that as we move forward releasing lockdown, the Board is confident that any clusters of cases can be quickly identified and tests carried out.
“News that planned visiting may be permitted in hospitals in a limited way was also well received, as well as a relaxation of rules for those accompanying pregnant women for some hospital appointments.
“Let’s hope that in the weeks ahead, if we all act sensibly, we will be able to avoid any need for local lockdowns in Monmouthshire so that businesses can get back on their feet and school children return to their classrooms in September.”