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Live Reporting

By Peter Shuttleworth and James McCarthy

All times stated are UK

  1. Thank you and good night

    That's it from the coronavirus in Wales live page from today.

    We will return on Saturday for another as BBC Wales keeps you up to date of how the coronavirus crisis is affecting everyday life in Wales.

    In the meantime, please visit our website for all of your latest news.

    Good night everyone and please stay safe.

    A sign on a door in Cardiff
  2. Here's your coronavirus in Wales Friday round-up

    Before we go, here's a recap on the main coronavirus news in Wales today.

    • Cafes, pubs and restaurants must close from Friday night - except for take-away food - to tackle coronavirus
    • Nightclubs, theatres, cinemas, gyms, leisure centres and betting shops also told to close "as soon as they reasonably can".
    • The government will pay 80% of wages for employees who are not able to work, up to £2,500 a month.
    • Schools close their doors to a majority of pupils indefinitely in an effort to stem the coronavirus spread.
    • Schools will remain open to vulnerable children and those with a parent identified as a key worker.
    • A third person in Wales has died of coronavirus, a 71-year-old in Bridgend. There are now 170 confirmed cases in Wales. The worldwide death toll passes 10,000 and confirmed cases have gone above 250,000.
    • Car giant Ford to shut down its UK production - including its south Wales engine plant - because of coronavirus.
    • Driving tests postponed in bid to slow spread of coronavirus.
    • Public transport to be scaled back from Monday.
    The Duke of Wellington pub in Cardiff is empty
    Image caption: The Duke of Wellington pub in Cardiff is empty on Friday
  3. Care home plays life-size Hungry Hungry Hippos

    Residents at a care home in south Wales find a novel way to cope with the coronavirus outbreak.

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: Care home plays life-size Hungry Hungry Hippos
  4. Self-isolating family holds 'funeral' at home

    A sister in self-isolation unable to attend her brother's funeral 100 miles away held a memorial service at her garden window.

    Peter Butler, of Rhyl, died from cancer but social distancing measures prevented all but 10 guests from attending his funeral.

    Sister Carole Cooper, 78, stayed inside while her family gathered in her garden, raising a glass to Mr Butler.

    Mrs Cooper looks out at her family in the garden
  5. 'Don't worry, there'll be enough bread

    Shoppers do not need to stockpile bread during the coronavirus crisis as one Welsh bakery has reasurred people there will be enough to go around.

    Brace's bread has "stepped up to the plate" to face the challenge of increased demand as director Jonathan Brace said: "There will not be a problem, everybody will get their bread."

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    Video caption: Bakery Brace's has assured shoppers there will be no bread shortage
  6. 'Hopefully I'll be coming home to a nice roast dinner'

    Behind China, Italy and Iran, the country with the fourth highest coronavirus death total is Spain, with 1002 - and 235 more deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Jean Burnett and Phillida Jones were enjoying some winter sun on Spain's south coast and are now trying to get back to Wales from Malaga via London.

    Jean is in her 90s and has had three flights back cancelled already.

    "My daughter in Wales, she's getting upset and saying 'I just want you home mum - you should've come home before'."

    Her friend Phillida is 86 and they are finally coming home together.

    She said her family were asking her: "Why don't you come home?"

    "Hopefully I'll be coming home to a nice roast dinner, a slice of beef with all of the lovely cabbage from the garden."

    Jean Burnett and Phillida Jones
  7. What exactly is social distancing?

    Just what is the advice on social distancing - and who should be doing it the most? And how does it stop the spread of coronavirus?

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    Video caption: Coronavirus UK: What is social distancing?
  8. Social distancing may be needed for ‘most of year’

    Social distancing would be needed for "at least half of the year" to stop intensive care units being overwhelmed, according to official scientific advice.

    The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) recommended alternating between more and less strict measures for most of a year.

    Strict measures include school closures and social distancing for everyone.

    Less restrictive measures include isolating cases and households.

    Women chatting from separate benches
  9. Fishlock calls for Olympics postponement

    Team GB and Wales footballer Jessica Fishlock says the 2020 Olympic Games should be postponed due to coronavirus.

    Jessica Fishlock
  10. Here's your coronavirus in Wales evening briefing

    Let's quickly recap on the main coronavirus news in Wales today.

    • Cafes, pubs and restaurants must close from Friday night - except for take-away food - to tackle coronavirus
    • Nightclubs, theatres, cinemas, gyms, leisure centres and betting shops also told to close "as soon as they reasonably can".
    • The government will pay 80% of wages for employees who are not able to work, up to £2,500 a month.
    • Schools close their doors to a majority of pupils indefinitely in an effort to stem the coronavirus spread.
    • A third person in Wales has died of coronavirus, a 71-year-old in Bridgend. There are now 170 confirmed cases in Wales. The worldwide death toll passes 10,000 and confirmed cases have gone above 250,000.
    • Car giant Ford to shut down its UK production - including its south Wales engine plant - because of coronavirus.
    • Driving tests postponed in bid to slow spread of coronavirus
    • Social distancing would be needed for "at least half of the year" to stop intensive care units being overwhelmed, according to experts.
    A sign saying a family are in isolation
  11. Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    We've heard from the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), who issued a stark warning to young people about the virus.

    "One of the things we are learning is that although older people are the hardest hit, younger people are not spared," Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva.

    "Data from many countries clearly shows that people under 50 make up a significant proportion of patients requiring hospitalisation.

    "Today, I have a message for young people: you are not invincible. This virus could put you in hospital for weeks, or even kill you"

    He added: "Even if you don’t get sick, the choices you make about where you go could be the difference between life and death for someone else."

    At the daily briefing, Dr Tedros also:

    • Expressed concern at the possibility of the virus "gaining a foothold in countries with weaker health systems"
    • Explained that "the collapse of the market for personal protective equipment [had] created extreme difficulties"
    • Thanked "the private sector for stepping up to lend its support to the global response"
    • Said the WHO was "working with companies to secure the supply and equitable distribution of... tests"
  12. How to self-isolate if I think I've got coronavirus

    Five ways to successfully self-isolate to prevent the spread of the virus.

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: How to self-isolate
  13. UK suspends driving tests

    The UK government is suspending driving tests for up to three months, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said.

    "Key workers will still be able to take their tests. Those who have tests cancelled will have priority on resumption," he said on Twitter.

    "We're having to take big decisions as we protect the public in our nation's fight against Covid-19."

  14. 'Behave responsibly in the interest of society'

    'Stay away from large gatherings' - Wales' first minister

    Earlier, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told cafes, pubs and restaurants they must close from Friday night to tackle coronavirus - and tonight the Welsh first minister will rubber-stamp those measures in Wales.

    Mark Drakeford said all leisure centres, gyms, cinemas, theatres and betting shops will also shut after he signs "the necessary regulations" later and they will "come into force immediately".

    "We do not take this move lightly, and we know this will be immensely difficult for those employed in the industries affected," he said.

    The first minister has also told everyone in Wales that they "need" to follow those who have "behaved responsibly in the interests of our whole society" and stay away from large gatherings.

    Mark Drakeford
  15. 'Shutting my pub sent a shiver down my spine'

    A Welsh landlord spoke to BBC Radio Wales

    "It's crazy times," said landlord Adrian Emmett, who runs the Lion pub in Treorchy.

    "It sent a shiver down my spine when I heard I've got to shut the pub. I didn't think I'd ever hear that in my lifetime.

    "But we've got to do what we've got to do - we're all in the same boat.

    "I've got £20,000 of stock, both food and drink, in my cellar at the moment and most of that is perishable and will have to go.

    "A lot of pubs have got bills to pay. The beer and food bills we ordered two weeks ago are coming out this week and next week.

    "Pubs do most of their trade on the weekend and put their money in the bank on the Monday to pay bills on Tuesday.

    "This Tuesday, however, there'll be no money in the bank.

    "It's difficult times."

    The Lion pub
  16. How do I self-distance?

    Reality Check

    The UK government is acting to further enforce social distancing by telling cafes, pubs and clubs to close.

    But how do we self-distance?

    • Work from home whenever possible
    • Avoid all unnecessary travel
    • Stay away from pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues
    • Avoid gatherings with friends and families wherever possible

    What am I allowed to do when social distancing?

    • You can go for a walk or run outdoors if you stay 2m (6ft) away from others
    • You can walk your dog
    • You can provide essential care for elderly relatives and neighbours if you have no symptoms
    • You can go to the shops to buy food and groceries.

    Read more from BBC Reality Check.

  17. ‘I’m feeling ill, do I have coronavirus?’

    The BBC’s Laura Foster explains how you can recognise the symptoms of coronavirus.

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    Video caption: How do I know if I have coronavirus?