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Live Reporting

John Arkless, Richard Porter and Ruth Thomas

All times stated are UK

  1. Good afternoon

    As we draw today's live coverage to a close, here's a reminder of today's coronavirus developments in Wales:

    We'll be back on Monday morning to bring you the latest on coronavirus throughout Wales.

  2. Police officer thanks people for staying off the roads

    The deputy chief constable of North Wales Police, Richard Debicki reports seeing very little traffic while out on patrol.

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  3. How the numbers of deaths have risen during the outbreak

    Earlier, Public Health Wales published its daily update on the number of deaths of people who had tested positive for coronavirus. The figures for the last three weeks are summarised in the chart below.

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  4. 'Clarity needed on PPE stocks and supply'

    Wales TUC and BMA Cymru have published a joint statement about personal protective equipment.

    Shavanah Taj, Wales TUC’s general secretary said: “Front-line NHS workers fighting Covid-19 are deeply scared and anxious about their safety, particularly as the death toll of front-line workers continues to increase.

    “We urgently need clarity on PPE stocks and supply.”

    Dr David Bailey, who chairs the BMA’s Welsh council said:

    “Front-line staff simply cannot be expected to treat patients without appropriate PPE.

    “Staff must receive assurances that appropriate PPE will be available, and that a national strategy is in place to ensure supplies will continue.

    “We are calling on Welsh Government to be transparent with staff about supplies.

    Yesterday, trade union Unison Cymru said a lack of personal protective equipment was "killing" front-line staff.

    The Welsh Government said yesterday it was working to ensure people had the right equipment to do their jobs safely.

    "We're truly grateful to our NHS and social care staff who are working hard, in difficult circumstances, to care for people with coronavirus.

    "So far we have distributed more than 8 million extra pieces of PPE from our pandemic stocks, over and above the usual supplies."

  5. 'Sombre Easter'

    The medical director of the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust, Dr Brendan Lloyd, has tweeted about the NHS families who have lost loved ones and has said: "Let's hope the correct equipment gets to our staff to prevent further cases."

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  6. How many people have died after testing positive for Covid-19?

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  7. How many cases have there been in Wales?

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  8. Where are the confirmed coronavirus cases in Wales?

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  9. Breaking18 more deaths in Wales brings total to 369

    It has been announced that 18 more people have died in Wales after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

    It means a total of 369 people have now died.

    Public Health Wales said there had been 367 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 5,297, although the real figure is expected to be higher as not everyone is being tested.

  10. London driver fined for Welsh coast visit

    Police conducted a stop check on a rental vehicle on the North Wales coast and found the driver had come from London because they “wanted to visit Tywyn”.

    Gwynedd patrol officers said the driver was fined for not complying with lockdown restrictions to avoid all but essential journeys.

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  11. BreakingBoris Johnson discharged from hospital

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from hospital, but will not immediately return to work

  12. Police break up party

    Police say they had to break up a party in Penycae, near Wrexham, in the early hours, despite lockdown restrictions.

    “The occupant had invited numerous guests and they were abusive to officers,” said the officers in statement.

    “We will be providing them with a future court date.”

    In a separate incident, officers found three groups of neighbours sitting around a firepit in neighbouring Rhos.

    “Strong words of advice given to all,” said a police statement.

  13. Farmers 'pushed to the brink'

    Plaid Cymru rural affairs spokesperson Ben Lake said more economic support was needed for the agricultural sector with “increased pressures on supply… pushing our farmers to the brink”.

    “Welsh agriculture is the backbone of the rural economy where over 80% of farms’ purchases of goods and services are within a 25-mile radius of their farm,” said the MP for Ceredigion.

    “The collapse of agriculture in Wales, let alone in other regions such as South West England and East Anglia, would be a disaster for rural communities.”

    He has called on UK and Welsh governments to work together and “urgently review” existing support.

    Welsh Environment Minister Lesley Griffiths earlier said she was due to hold a meeting with UK ministers and would see what “financial assistance could be suitable”.

    Some dairy farmers are having to throw away thousands of litres of fresh milk due to disruption to the supply chain caused by coronavirus

  14. A 'fantastic gesture'

    A table of refreshments was set up in the street for police officers carrying out stop checks near the Talardy Hotel, St Asaph, Denbighshire.

    North Wales Police deputy chief constable Richard Debicki said it was a "fantastic gesture" by the hotel proprietor.

    The patrols are being carried out on the A525 which serves as a link between the A55 dual carriageway and the coast.

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  15. 'Together for Cardiff'

    About 1,000 people have registered as volunteers in Cardiff since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, according to the city's council.

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  16. 'Half of A&E team' test positive for virus

    Dr Tim Rogerson is an A&E consultant at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. He has recorded a video while self-isolating at home after catching coronavirus.

    He said about half of the A&E consultants at the Royal Gwent Hospital have swabbed positive for the virus, as well as a similar percentage of the nursing team, which is causing a challenge in staffing the department.

    He has also urged everyone to stay home over the Bank Holiday weekend.

    "What people do this weekend will have an effect on our ICU capacity in 2 weeks' time," he said.

    "It'll have an effect on staff being put at risk and being exposed to coronavirus in a few weeks' time, and ultimately it's going to affect the capacity of the whole hospital system."

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