​First Coronavirus case declared in Wales

Friday, 28 February 2020

Council leaders met today with the Chief Executive of Public Health Wales to discuss the co-ordinated response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The first confirmed case was declared in Wales earlier today, after a patient had contracted the virus in Northern Italy.

Coronavirus presents with flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild.


Councillor Andrew Morgan (Rhondda Cynon Taf), WLGA Leader said:

“Earlier today, local authorities received an update from the Chief Executive of Public Health Wales on the coronavirus situation in Wales.

“Councils are working closely with Public Health Wales, the NHS and the Welsh Government to implement the planned response.

“I’d like to assure residents that Wales, and the whole of the UK is well prepared for these types of incidents, with robust infection control measures in place to protect the health of the public.”

“Should any member of the public have any concerns, all the latest information and advice is available via the Public Health Wales website.” 




Public Health Wales website is available on: https://phw.nhs.wales/




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