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Coronavirus (COVID-19) daily update

29th May 2020

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First Minister due to announce the outcome of the latest 21 Day Review of the Corona Virus regulations today.

There are two main changes to current approach in that people have missed seeing their families and friends over the last three months while the stay-at-home regulations have been in place. From Monday, June 1 people from two different households in the same local area will be able to meet up outdoors. They must continue to maintain social distancing and strict hand hygiene.

People have to stay local - by local we mean, as a general rule, not travelling more than five miles from home to reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading as people begin to travel more. There will be exceptions - for example, travelling to work, to seek health care and shopping for essentials if they aren't available locally.

Housing and Local Government Minister Julie James has announced new funding of up to £20m to help ensure that no-one in emergency shelter during the coronavirus crisis has to return to the streets or unsuitable accommodation.

The Welsh Government's initial funding package of £10m has helped more than 800 people into housing since the lockdown began. Many of these people were previously forced to sleep on our streets or were the 'hidden homeless' living precariously as 'sofa surfers' or in unsuitable temporary accommodation.https://gov.wales/welsh-government-announce-new-20-million-fund-transform-homelessness-services

Critical care in numbers https://gov.wales/wales-critical-care-coronavirus-numbers

Figures issued by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on the number of deaths in Powys attributed, either wholly or in part to COVID-19, as at May 26 was 84.

Public Health Wales has today reported a further 72 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number of cases to 13,725, with 281 cases in Powys although the figure is likely to be much higher. 

 

More information from Welsh Government - https://gov.wales/coronavirus

 

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