Coronavirus: Welsh nurse dies after contracting virus

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Gareth RobertsImage source, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
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Mr Roberts worked as a nurse in the Cardiff and Vale health board area

A nurse has died after contracting coronavirus, Cardiff and Vale health board has confirmed.

Gareth Roberts had worked as a nurse at sites across the health board since the 1980s, coming out of retirement in January 2015.

In a statement, the health board said he was "extremely popular, fun-filled and well-liked", while staff said he was a "kind and helpful person".

Mr Roberts is survived by his wife, son and grandson.

The health board said Mr Roberts died at the Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil.