By DANICA KIRKA
LONDON (AP)– A police in England says it will try to stop individuals from leaving Wales, which has started a 17- day lockdown to slow a surging rate of coronavirus infections.
The Gloucestershire Constabulary will patrol paths from Wales and pull over motorists they think are making long journeys.
The scenario shows the patchwork of coronavirus restrictions imposed by authorities throughout the U.K., which has Europe’s most dangerous coronavirus numbers, with 44,661 verified infection deaths. Some 1,756 of those happened in Wales, which has a population of about 3 million.
Under the U.K.’s system of degenerated authority, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have established their own public health rules. The nationwide government in Westminster has produced a three-tiered infection alert system that uses to England alone.
South Yorkshire on Saturday became the latest region to get in Tier 3– the tightest level of infection risk restrictions in England– following Liverpool, Greater Manchester and Lancashire.
However it is the Welsh federal government that has enforced one of the U.K.’s strictest lockdowns, including a restriction on non-essential travel. Under rules that took effect Friday evening, Wales likewise closed most services and restricted high schools to online direction.
Another English police force, West Mercia, also stated it will be working with their Welsh equivalents to “impose, where necessary, the relevant rules for the location we serve.”
New infections are continuing to increase across Britain.
“We are in a vital time right now, “he stated.
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