Coronavirus news - live: Wales to ban travel from high-risk areas as PM won't rule out circuit-break lockdown

Kate Ng,Jon Sharman and Jane Dalton
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on during a coronavirus briefing in Downing Street, London (PA)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on during a coronavirus briefing in Downing Street, London (PA)

Wales is planning to ban travel across its border to people coming from other parts of the UK where coronavirus infections are high. Police said the new law may be unenforceable in practice.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has refused to rule out a time-limited "circuit-breaker" shutdown of social and economic activity to stem England’s surge in cases. The PM is facing increasing pressure to impose tougher rules, following calls from ministers and scientists to introduce a short lockdown.

During Prime Minister’s Questions, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer accused Mr Johnson of rejecting the advice of his scientific advisers and “abandoning science” after he announced the new three-tier lockdown system on Monday instead of a harsher time-limited national lockdown.