Eleven Conservative MPs have called on Welsh ministers to explain the “scientific basis” behind the decision to allow more activity outdoors – but only locally.

On Monday people in Wales were given the right to go outdoors and meet others from another household.

But they can only be within their local area – five miles as a “general rule”.

The Welsh Government said any changes to lockdown are based on the latest “scientific and medical advice”.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said the decision aimed to reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading.

The five-mile guidance has been heavily criticised by Senedd Welsh Conservatives, who have accused the Welsh Government of ignoring the needs of rural communities.

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Scientific advisors to the Conservative UK government

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