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Wales confirms first death from coronavirus

by LLB Reporter
16th Mar 20 1:47 pm

The chief medical officer for Wales has confirmed the countries first death. Public Health Wales announced on Monday morning, they now have 30 more cases of coronavirus, bring the total to 124 across the country.

The total number of confirmed cases across the UK, thus far on Monday now stands at 1,425 with 36 deaths.

Wales CMO Dr Frank Atherton said, “It is with regret that today I am confirming a patient in Wales has sadly died after contracting COVID-19. I offer my sincere condolences to their family and friends and ask that their request for privacy is respected.

“The patient, who had underlying health conditions, was 68 years old and was being treated at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital.”

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock said, “we will stop at nothing” in combating the coronavirus pandemic.”

Hancock said that bars, restaurants, shops except supermarkets and pharmacies may all close, he further announced that over 70s will soon be told to stay indoors for up to four months.

TV’s Shebab Khan, who spoke with government sources said on Saturday evening, “The approach and strategy is to delay the spread of the virus so the measures could include closing down schools, bars, clubs, shops, restaurants.

The UK shutdown of entire cities could be imposed within just 20 days, according to ITV.

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