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Live Reporting

Caleb Spencer and Steve Duffy

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodnight

    This is the end of our live coverage of the coronavirus outbreak in Wales for Monday.

    We will back with all the latest developments on Tuesday morning.

  2. 'Hard to overstate impact' of PM's speech

    "At a desk in Downing Street, the prime minister made an announcement that has no comparison in our recent history, instructing everyone in the country to close the doors, stay inside to save lives."

    Read BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg's analysis of tonight's momentous announcement.

  3. 'Lives are at stake'

    Paul Davies

    People must abide by the new rules set out by the Prime Minister because "lives are stake", the Welsh Conservative Senedd leader has said.

    “The Prime Minister’s message couldn’t be clearer," Paul Davies said in a statement.

    "We are responsible for not just our own safety, but for everyone else’s safety as well.

    “This is because the more people that fall ill, then the harder it is for NHS Wales to cope, and therefore we must slow the spread of the disease so that fewer people are sick at any one time.

    “Lives are at stake, and I urge you to do the right thing. As Boris Johnson said, these rules will be reviewed in three weeks, so we must all abide by them in order to control this pandemic.”

  4. Repeat offenders 'at greater coronavirus risk'

    A prison officer

    Repeat offenders - and those in contact with them - could have a greater risk of contracting coronavirus, a leading criminologist has said.

    Prof Jonathan Shepherd said offenders' "impulsive and risk-taking" lifestyles could affect criminal justice workers, relatives and visitors.

    Criminal justice system workers have already voiced concern about their possible exposure to the virus.

    Prof Shepherd said offenders' non-compliance with guidance was a concern.

  5. Health board recruiting temporary staff

    Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is looking to recruit for a number of temporary positions, councillor Jayne Cowan announced on social media

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  6. 'Greater clarity needed'

    The UK government needs to do more for self-employed and freelance workers, according to Rhondda Cynon Taf MP Chris Bryant.

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  7. 'Stay in' says police tacking fires

    Police are dealing with grass fires in Swansea.

    "Stay in! Keep your children indoors and out of trouble, we are trying our best to keep you safe," the force tweeted.

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  8. What are restrictions like in other countries?

    The Colliseum in Rome with no crowds
    Image caption: The Colosseum in Rome, in full lockdown

    In the UK, residents are now only allowed to leave their homes for “very limited purposes” like shopping for necessities. Police can enforce these rules through fines, and social events are now off the table.

    Here’s how that compares with other nations:

    • Italy has slowed down industrial production and forced nearly all private or public offices to shut. Lombardy, one of the most severely affected regions, has also imposed restrictions on outdoor exercise and dog walking distance-limits
    • France has toughened its lockdown rules, raising fines for people caught outside without a legal reason, and putting limits on taking exercise and outdoor markets. The minimum fine is 135 euros, with a max of 1,500 euros for repeat offenders
    • China has most recently diverted all international flights destined for Beijing to other cities to screen passengers. During its most stringent restriction phase, movement in and out of the epicenter, Wuhan, and other cities was completely halted and residents were told to stay at home. Some regional lockdowns are still in place
    • Spain has restricted its borders and imposed a nationwide lockdown which it is working to extend until 11 April. Hotels must close this week. Residents found outside without proof of identification and justification (like a grocery bill) can be fined
    • India has imposed regional lockdowns affecting millions of people in its over 70 cities and districts, including capital New Delhi and Mumbai. A temporary curfew - 07:00 to 21:00 - was tested out on Sunday. Travel and transport in these areas have been restricted until the end of the month. People must work from home unless they are in an essential field like healthcare. Train services across the country have also been halted.
  9. 'Lockdown is only way to save lives'

    "This won't be easy, but a lockdown is the only way to save thousands of lives," Cardiff North MP Anna McMorrin has tweeted.

    A tweet from Anna McMorrin
  10. 'Nothing more important' than health, says Plaid

    "This isn't a national holiday. This is a national emergency," says Plaid Cymru.

    The party called for clarification on support for self employed and those on zero-hours contracts.

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  11. 'Strong message' in 'unprecedented times'

    The police and crime commissioner for Dyfed-Powys Police welcomes new measures announced in an attempt to contain coronavirus.

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  12. What was just announced?

    If you’re just joining us, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and First Minister Mark Drakeford have just announced a major ramping up of coronavirus measures.

    Here are the major points of their speeches:

    • From tonight, people in Britain will be allowed to leave their homes for only “very limited purposes” - shopping for basic necessities; for one form of exercise a day; for any medical need; and to travel to and from work when “absolutely necessary”
    • People are warned not to meet friends or family members who they do not live with
    • Shopping is only permitted for essentials like food and medicine, and people are advised to do it “as little as you can”
    • Police have powers to enforce the rules, including through fines and dispersing gatherings
    • All shops selling non-essential goods, such as clothing and electronic stores, are ordered to close
    • Libraries, playgrounds, outdoor gyms and places of worship are to close
    • All gatherings of more than two people in public - excluding people you live with - are banned
    • All social events, including weddings and baptisms are banned
    • Funerals are not included in the new restrictions
    • Parks will remain open for exercise but gatherings will be dispersed
    • Restrictions “under constant review” and will be checked again in three weeks. They will be relaxed “if the evidence shows we are able to”
  13. Restrictions follow crowds over weekend

    The highly restrictive rules announced by Boris Johnson and Mark Drakeford follow unprecedented crowds at Wales' most popular sites at the weekend.

    Crowds at Barry at the weekend
    Image caption: At Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan...
    Cars parked on the side of the road in Snowdonia
    Image caption: In Snowdonia National Park
    A sign reading 'Covid-19 Wales is closed'
    Image caption: In Bala, where people made their feelings known with signs at the side of roads
    Motorcyclists parked on the side of road by Storey Arms
    Image caption: And at Storey Arms, in the Brecon Beacons
  14. 'Big changes for us all', says Drakeford

    First Minister Mark Drakeford has echoed Boris Johnson's statement, saying the Welsh Government now has to "introduce more, even tighter measures".

    “From now on, all high street shops will be closed, expect those selling food, pharmacies, banks and post offices," he said.

    “Local NHS services, including your GP, will continue to be open.

    "All social events, including weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies, as well as gatherings of more than two people in public should not take place. Funerals will continue to be held but only with close family present.

    “We’re asking everyone to stay at home – please only go out once a day to shop for basic food if you have to and to exercise close to home.

    “Everyone should now also work from home, if you can.

    “Now these are really big changes for us all. We are making them because of the speed the virus is continuing to spread.

    “Please help us protect you and to save lives. Together, we can do this.”