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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Latest Covid-19 information from Welsh Government

Here's the latest updates on the coronavirus situation from the Welsh Government, including details of yesterday's announcements about the easing of lockdown frestrictions.

First Minister Mark Drakeford announced a package of measures to further unlock Wales’ coronavirus regulations
o   The changes, which will come into force from Monday, focus mainly on Wales’ economy and education system.
o   Ministers will lift the stay local requirement on July 6, if conditions allow it.
o   The First Minister has also signalled that Wales’ tourism sector and hairdressers should begin to make preparations to reopen following the next statutory review on July 9.
o   Watch the First Minister’s press conference:
·         Public Health Wales yesterday confirmed 31 new cases of coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number to 15,001, although the actual number will be higher.
o   Sadly, there were four deaths of people with confirmed coronavirus reported by Public Health Wales today, bringing the total reported by Public Health Wales to 1,475. 

Where to find the latest information
·         Public Health Wales provides a daily update about the number of cases of coronavirus in Wales. It is available at:
·         Information about coronavirus is available on the Welsh Government’s website at and
·         Queries about support for businesses, including about eligibility for the Economic Resilience Fund? Visit the Business Wales website
·         If you can help the effort to produce PPE in Wales please visit
·         Want to know when and where to wear a face mask?
·         The Welsh Government holds a daily media briefing about coronavirus. These are on-the-record, on-camera and routinely supported by a BSL translator. They will be held at 12.30pm every week day. They are live-streamed on our @WelshGovernment Twitter channel and are broadcast live on BBC One Wales and S4C.
o   First Minister Mark Drakeford held today’s press conference – you can watch again at: 

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