THE MS for Clwyd West has called on the Welsh Government to scrap its plans to reduce Covid testing capacity in North Wales in order to increase tests in South Wales.

Darren Millar MS has written to the Health Minister to highligh the difficulties people in North Wales are currently facing in accessing tests and expressing concern that any reduction in testing here will put the health of residents at risk.

Mr Millar said: "I am alarmed to hear that Covid-19 testing resources in North Wales are being reduced in order to ramp up testing capacity in South Wales

"It is clear that there are already significant challenges with Covid-19 testing capacity in North Wales so any Welsh Government plan to reduce it further, particularly in care homes, is completely unacceptable.

"The people of North Wales should not be disadvantaged as a result of a South Wales centric approach to managing resources by the Welsh Government and Public Health Wales. I urge the Welsh Government to abandon these discriminatory plans so that everyone in Wales can access tests when and where needed."