THE MP for Clwyd South is urging tourists not to visit beauty spots, scenic towns and villages in the area and across North Wales in order to contain the coronavirus.

Simon Baynes says he echoes the thoughts of the Welsh Conservative Party, who were pleased to hear that the government is considering tougher measures to prevent people coming to visitor and tourist attractions in order to avoid COVID-19.

The UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has suggested the government was willing to take more action if needed, in light of crowds of people gathering in popular tourist sports such as Mount Snowden.

Mr Baynes said everyone needs to pull together to protect the most vulnerable members of society.

“Tourism is normally a vital industry for Clwyd South," he said.

"But now we must ensure that visitors stay away from the beauty spots of Clwyd South as residents are very worried about the spread of coronavirus from these visits.

"The government is rightly advising people to stay at home and avoiding unnecessary travel.

"It has closed pubs, restaurants, cafés and visitor attractions so people must stay away from Clwyd South and not put pressure on our shops, supermarkets and health services.

"This is the greatest national crisis since the Second World War and we must all pull together to protect each other, particularly the vulnerable in society and our brave health workers

"This way we will beat coronavirus together.”