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Live Reporting

Nicholas Bourne, Caleb Spencer, Peter Shuttleworth and Ruth Thomas

All times stated are UK

  1. Good night

    That's it from the live updates team today - we'll be back with the latest in the morning. In the meantime, here are the key developments we've reported today:

    • Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething admitted there have been "localised challenges" with personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS staff after a GP said doctors were buying PPE out of their own pockets. Mr Gething added that there is "a significant effort to get even more items out" to frontline staff.
    • Lawyers have written to South Wales Police with "grave concerns" of "unsatisfactory" coronavirus protection measures for solicitors and detainees. South Wales Police says the safety of all people using its stations is a priority.
  2. Rugby ground to house temporary hospital

    Parc y Scarlets

    A temporary 500-bed field hospital will be ready at a Welsh rugby stadium within the next few weeks to help house patients with coronavirus.

    Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli will provide extra beds in three separate locations around the ground for Hywel Dda University Health Board.

    The Scarlets' indoor training facility will house 252 beds while the Quinnell Longue hospitality suite and the first floor concourse will also have a hospital area.

    “We are aiming to be close to operational within a couple of weeks," said Scarlets general manager Jon Daniels.

    It follows the announcement last week that £8m will be spent on turning Cardiff's Principality Stadium into a 2,000-bed hospital.

  3. Swansea Bay Health Board thanks

    Morriston Hospital

    The first donated online orders have arrived at Morriston Hospital after a plea for toiletries and nightwear for patients who cannot have visitors.

    The hospital has thanked those who have donated these items. It has also opened a "drive-through drop-off" service at the hospital for the families of inpatients not linked to Covid-19 or other infections.

    Fifty-nine families have taken advantage of the new set-up already. They are given a time slot to drop three days' worth of clothes and toiletries off at the hospital. One designated family member remains in their car and drops off the supplies in a clearly labelled bag. Staff are on hand and take the bag up to their relative on the ward.

    The hospital says this approach has been approved by its infection control team.

  4. Students join PPE push

    Engineering students and staff at Swansea University have joined the push to produce personal protective equipment for NHS staff by 3D printing protective visors.

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  5. Social distancing reminders in the Vale of Glamorgan

    In Cogan in the Vale of Glamorgan, a council vehicle has been driving around playing a public safety message.

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    And signs on the coastal path in the county have received the Police and Crime Commissioner's seal of approval:

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  6. Timing is "really important" - Dr Jenny Harries

    England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Jenny Harries was asked to elaborate on her comments about the length of the UK's "lockdown".

    She says she did not say the measures would last six months. "This is a moving target," she explains.

    She added that timing is "really important" and called on people to follow the government's advice.

  7. 'Could be six months before we can get back to normal'

    England's deputy chief medical officer has warned it could take up to six months before the UK can get back to normal amid the strict coronavirus restrictions on everyday life

    Dr Jenny Harries points out the UK has only had one week of the movement restriction measures and that the prime minister said the situation would be "reviewed" after three weeks.

    But she adds it would be "quite dangerous" to revert to normal life at that point.

    "If we stop then, all of our efforts will be wasted", she adds.

    She says that measures may be reduced gradually over time.

    Dr Harries says it might be two or three months before we see the longer-term impact, and about three to six months before to see "at which point we can actually get back to normal".

    "And it is plausible it could go further than that", she added.

  8. 'We'll see impact of movement restrictions in 2-3 weeks'

    England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Jenny Harries says the virus is like a "moving feast" and when we see it tackled is "dependent on the actions we take as individuals and collectively as a population".

    She hopes the "proof of that will come in two to three weeks" when experts can see if the measures put in place have worked.

    press conference
  9. Protection concerns for lawyers and detainees

    Cardiff Bay Police Station
    Image caption: A letter claims Cardiff Bay Police Station has no social distancing or enhanced cleaning measures

    Lawyers have written to Wales' largest police force with "grave concerns" about coronavirus protection measures for solicitors and detainees.

    The letter to South Wales Police chief constable Matt Jukes claims there are no social distancing measures or enhanced cleaning measures at the force's biggest police station in Cardiff Bay.

    The letter said Covid-19 measures at the station were " wholly inadequate".

    The force said the safety of all people using its stations was a priority.

  10. Jenrick: 'We each have a part to play' to fight virus

    At the UK Government press briefing, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said coronavirus is "indiscriminate".

    "We each have a part to play by staying at home, protecting the NHS and saving lives".

  11. Recap

    Here is a summary of what's been happening today:

    • The number of people who have died with the virus in the UK has reached 1,228 - an increase of 209 since Saturday. The latest figures show there are now 19,522 confirmed cases in the country
    • Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the current restrictions are likely to last at least 13 weeks
  12. UK Government briefing due soon

    Earlier, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said that the UK is facing a "significant period" of strict measures to cope with the coronavirus outbreak.

    He declined to predict exactly how long the instructions to stay at home could last, saying the date the virus peaked would depend on how people behaved.

    Michael Gove
  13. Livestock markets cancelled

    Several livestock auctioneers have suspended markets.

    JJ Morris said it was suspending markets in Whitland, Carmarthenshire and Crymych, Pembrokeshire for three weeks

    "We believe strongly that this is the safest option for our staff and all our customers," the auctioneer said in a statement.

    And in Llanybydder, Carmarthenshire, Evans Bros said it was cancelling Monday's auction "due to low demand for sheep and hoggets".

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  14. Union calls for more PPE

    The Welsh Government should "find a reliable way to substantially increase the production and distribution of PPE", according to the British Medical Association (BMA).

    It comes after one doctor said GPs in parts of Wales have been buying their own PPE.

    Dr David Bailey, chair of the BMA's Welsh Council - which represents doctors - said the PPE used should also be appropriate.

  15. People flouting rules 'to go gold panning'

    People may have been flouting strict stay-home rules to to go panning for gold, police say.

    Rural crime officers in Gwynedd said it had received reports of people "taking advantage of the current situation" to search for gold in the Dolgellau area.

    "We will be maintaining patrols throughout the pandemic," a North Wales Police officer said.

  16. Stephen Kinnock tells police he was delivering supplies

    Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock has responded to South Wales Police, who earlier suggested that visiting his father - the former Labour leader Lord Kinnock - on his birthday was not "essential travel"

    The MP said "I had to deliver some necessary supplies to my parents".

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  17. Where are the coronavirus cases in Wales?