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Live Reporting

Rachel Flint and Rhiannon Beacham

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodnight

    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:

    • Public Health Wales announced that 11 more people have died, taking the total number of deaths to 506
    • Wales has fallen "a long way short" on testing for the virus by mid-April, health minister Vaughan Gething admitted
    • The coronavirus lockdown could remain in Wales, even if it was lifted elsewhere in the UK, the First Minster Mark Drakeford has said
    • A community carer was doused with water in the street and branded a Covid-19 "disease spreader", according to her employers
    • Three Wales rugby players have contracted coronavirus, says coach Wayne Pivac. It is understood they have since recovered
    • There is a "substantial risk" many nurseries will not survive the coronavirus outbreak, according to a body which represents the sector
    • It has been claimed some second-home owners are using a "loophole" to claim grants which are intended to help small businesses survive coronavirus
  2. 'Depression feels like my cat is sitting on my chest'

    The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdown have created difficulties for many people with mental health problems.

    Here two young people, describe how it has affected them.

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  3. Four-year-old with cancer recovers from Covid-19

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: Four-year-old boy being treated for cancer recovers from Covid-19

    A four-year-old a boy with a rare form of cancer has recovered from the coronavirus.

    Archie Wilks was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma in January 2019.

    His parents said it's "definintely a weight lifted" to have their son home after he was in hospital for six days.

  4. 'Off-road riding irresponsible in current climate'

    A quad bike next to a police van

    People causing "misery" with off-road bikes have been warned it is "particularly irresponsible" during the pandemic.

    Vehicles could be seized during a clampdown on off-road riders, South Wales Police said on Facebook.

    The force said: "Riding off-road bikes is particularly irresponsible in the current climate, as a breach of important public health restrictions which are in place to help protect our NHS and save lives.

    "Their use could also put additional pressure on key health workers and other emergency services."

    Officers are carrying out regular patrols of off-road bike hotspots to deter those involved in this anti-social behaviour.

    Over the Easter weekend a number of vehicles were seized - including in Bridgend, the Gower, and Cardiff - and the operation has been intensified after members of the public raised concerns about the issue.

  5. One way system introduced around popular city lake

    A temporary one-way system is being introduced around a popular lake in Cardiff - to stop people from being within two metres of each other.

    During the restrictions, runners and walkers have been heading to Roath Park Lake for their daily exercise - with some running on grass and in the roads to avoid others.

    Now the council has introduced a one-way system to help people follow social-distancing after concerns from local residents.

    The pilot will start on Saturday and will force people to go clockwise around the lake following signs, while staff will be there to show people the way.

    Parking around the popular spot will also be banned, to allow more space for people to exercise.

    Councillor Peter Bradbury said: "Generally park users have been doing their best to follow the two-metre social-distancing guideline set out by the government, but Roath Park Lake is one area where the size of the paths, coupled with its popularity, have made this more difficult in practice.

    "By keeping people moving in one direction and increasing the space available to them, we hope it will allow people to use the park responsibly, which in turn will help us keep the park open for people to enjoy during the outbreak."

    To make sure that the newly available road space can be used safely, and to encourage active travel from surrounding neighbourhoods to the lake, an emergency 20mph zone is also being introduced.

    Roath park lake
  6. Geraint Thomas raises £300,000 for NHS with cycling marathon

    Geraint Thomas

    Former Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has raised £300,000 for the NHS after completing a trio of 12-hour rides over three days.

    Thomas rode on a turbo bike in his garage at home in Cardiff for 36 hours over the course of three days from 07:30 until 19:30 in his bid to help raise funds to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

    "No exaggeration, the last two hours were the hardest I have ever had on the bike," said Thomas.

    "I could barely sit down."

    Professional cycling is on hold while the Tour de France has been put back from June and July until August and September.

    So Thomas took on the challenge on an indoor training bike in his garage, using a cycling training app to record his progress.

  7. Cardiff just a two-horse town on a Friday evening

    Cardiff city centre is usually buzzing on a Friday night with revellers and party-goers - but not under lockdown.

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  8. 'My housemate refuses to social distance'

    "My housemate came back to the flat at midnight, during lockdown, with two women."

    Having difficult housemates is something a lot of us have probably experienced at some point.

    But with the government telling us to stay inside because of coronavirus, it's not the best time to have a housemate who breaks the rules.

    "He doesn't seem to think having people over is a problem," Helen* tells BBC Newsbeat about the man she lives with, who's also her landlord.

    She says he's not been following any of the government rules regarding social distancing and staying inside during lockdown.

    Read more here

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  9. FM on mass gatherings

    BBC Wales Political Correspondent James Williams asked First Minister Mark Drakeford about mass gatherings at today's briefing.

    This was his response.

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  10. What does it mean if I've been furloughed by work?

    A woman looking anxious at work

    Millions unable to do their job due to coronavirus will have their wages paid by a new scheme.

    But what does being furlouged mean?

  11. Britons warned against making summer holiday plans

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    Current pandemic rules "don't allow" for UK breaks or non-essential foreign travel, No 10 says.

    The pandemic has severely curtailed air travel although UK airlines are looking at how to operate after the lockdown.

    Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said he would not book a summer break at the moment due to the current uncertainty.

    "Clearly people will want to see what the trajectory of this disease is in the next few weeks," he said.

    "We are not seeing declines yet. I won't be booking a summer holiday at this point, let's put it that way."

    The lockdown - in which non-essential travel and public, non-family gatherings of more than two people are prohibited - has been extended for at least another three weeks.

    The outlook for the summer months remains highly uncertain, both for those who booked holidays before the pandemic struck and for those yet to make arrangements who hope to get away.

    The Foreign Office has advised against all non-essential travel for an indefinite period.

  12. Capt Tom Moore inspires 91-year-old's walk for NHS

    Inspired by Captain Tom Moore's remarkable fundraising feat, Rhythwyn Evans is also putting his best foot - and walking stick - forward for a good cause.

    The former farmer aims to mark his 91st birthday on Saturday by walking 91 times around his bungalow on Tan-y-Graig Farm, Silian, Ceredigion, to raise money for his local health board.

    Rhythwyn is self-isolating with his wife Gwyneth, though neither have any coronavirus symptoms.

    "I've lived to a ripe old age so now I want to give something back to the area I have always lived," he said.

    He has already passed his target of raising £3,000

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: Former Ceredigion farmer, 91, walking for NHS
  13. Gething admits testing shortcomings

    Vaughan Gething AM

    Health Minister Vaughan Gething has admitted that the amount of testing for coronavirus in Wales has fallen "a long way short".

    There was a target of carrying out 5,000 tests a day by mid-April but there were only 705 carried out on Thursday, according to Public Health Wales figures.

    Mr Gething told BBC Radio Four's Any Questions?: "We're a long way short of where I thought we'd be in the third week of April."

    But he said he was trying to be honest and this had been the position with the information available when he gave that commitment at the end of March.

    "We know there have been a range of challenges in the way since then," Mr Gething added.

    "So we will have increased our testing capacity but it now looks difficult for us to get to 5,000 tests.

    "Tomorrow, I'll have lots more to say because I ordered a review on testing in Wales to both make the process easier - I want to make better use of capacity and at the same time be clearer about how much extra capacity we'll have and make sure we're using it.

    "I recognise that's a real point of frustration if you're a frontline worker at home, self-isolating and we know we're not making all the use of the capacity we've got."

  14. Welsh Government 'working hard' to respond to questions

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    The Welsh Government has denied accusations it is avoiding scrutiny over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Leader of the Welsh Conservative group in the Senedd, Paul Davies, has written to the first minister, saying there are growing concerns over a lack of transparency during a time of national emergency.

    In recent weeks the Welsh assembly has been closed due to the outbreak, and the Senedd has been meeting virtually over video conference to question ministers, in a UK first for a parliament.

    But the Tories claim outside of the weekly plenary sessions, Welsh Labour ministers are not urgently answering assembly members questions on how the outbreak is affecting Wales.

    The Welsh Government said it was "working hard" to make sure that AMs had the opportunity to scrutinise its actions during the crisis.

    "The Senedd, unlike the UK Parliament, has continued to sit throughout the period and Ministers are in regular contact with opposition parties," a spokeswoman said.

    "We are working extremely hard to answer the many daily queries from assembly members both through written questions, letters and emails."

  15. Driving for a bag of crisps 'not essential'

    A couple picnicking in the sunshine were send packing by police.

    Officers spotted the pair while out on patrol in Llangrannog, in Ceredigion.

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  16. Fire starters 'take away' much needed front line resources

    Firefighters are warning arsonists to stop starting grass fires during a time of national crisis.

    Crews in Powys tackled a wildfire in the Llanbister area on Friday afternoon.

    Firefighters from Llandrindod Fire Station tweeted "much needed resources taken away from the front line to deal with this".

    Since the start of March more then 500 fires have been deliberately started in south Wales alone.

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  17. Urgent dental centres 'open in all health boards'

    A woman having her teeth examined

    Urgent dental centres have now opened in each of the health boards in Wales, and are seeing patients with swelling, trauma and bleeding, the British Dental Association says.

    And e-referrals are being used in Wales, Dr David Johnson, chairman of the Welsh Committee for Community Dentistry, has said in an online update.

    "During the conversation over the phone with the patient, we discuss the provisional diagnosis and treatment plan," Dr Johnson said.

    He added that he was "proud" of the response from dentists in Wales so far.

  18. Police sing happy birthday to teen from street

    When police vans pull up outside your home you might be a little worried.

    But for 14-year-old Owain, the officers had come with a nice message.

    Two officers sang happy birthday to the teenager from the street in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, with handmade signs.

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  19. Tories accuse Welsh Government of avoiding scrutiny

    Paul Davies AM

    The Welsh Government has been accused of avoiding scrutiny over how it is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

    Leader of the Welsh Conservative group in the Senedd, Paul Davies, has written to the first minister, saying there are growing concerns over a lack of transparency during a time of national emergency.

    In recent weeks the Welsh assembly has been closed due to the outbreak, and the Senedd has been meeting virtually over video conference to question ministers, in a UK first for a parliament.

    But the Tories claim outside of the weekly plenary sessions, Welsh Labour ministers are not urgently answering assembly members questions on how the outbreak is affecting Wales.

    AM for Aberconwy Janet Finch-Saunders, who is the Tories health spokeswoman in the assembly, said AMs' written questions to ministers were being replied to with standard responses, saying the minister would "write as soon as possible".

    Mrs Finch-Saunders said the government had a "recent unhealthy aversion to scrutiny".

    "Whilst I appreciate the tremendous strains that all Welsh ministers are currently under, proper checks and balances must be upheld if we are to maintain confidence in our public institutions.," she said.

    “With increased restrictions on plenary contributions and a limit to how many written questions we can submit, it is recklessly irresponsible for Welsh ministers to avoid submitting full and proper replies to questions.

    “With great swathes of public money at stake, including an additional funding package of £350m for Wales, it is paramount that the Welsh Government remains open and transparent in the decisions it is taking.”

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