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Routine surgery in Wales cancelled due to coronavirus

Routine surgery in Wales cancelled due to coronavirus

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Planned surgery is to be cancelled in Wales as the NHS gears up to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.Cutting back on so-called "elective" operations - those waiting for non-urgent treatment - had been put forward as one of the likely options as the pandemic escalates and more patients with the virus need treating.Non-urgent outpatient appointments will also be put on hold.Waiting time targets and monitoring arrangements are also being relaxed.Meanwhile, Welsh Rugby Union chairman Gareth Davies has defended the decision to postpone Wales' Six Nations game with Scotland, just 24 hours before kick-off.Also, Cardiff City have confirmed a player and member of staff are self-isolating as a precaution, while a Wrexham FC player has been told to self-isolate after ...
England v Wales: George Ford v Dan Biggar and other key battles

England v Wales: George Ford v Dan Biggar and other key battles

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Guinness Six Nations: England v WalesVenue: Twickenham Stadium Date: Saturday, 7 March Kick-off: 16:45 GMTCoverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Wales & Radio Cymru, with text commentary on BBC Sport website and app.Highlights: Watch on BBC Sport website and app after match.Wales have not won at Twickenham in the Six Nations since 2012, but England head coach Eddie Jones and his men will be under no illusion about the size of challenge that awaits them this weekend.Victory for England will secure the Triple Crown and keep alive their hopes of a third title in five years, while Wales will be motivated to avoid a third consecutive Six Nations defeat under new coach Wayne Pivac.Former England fly-half P...
Euro 2020 draw: England drawn against Croatia, Wales in group with Italy

Euro 2020 draw: England drawn against Croatia, Wales in group with Italy

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England have been drawn against Croatia and the Czech Republic at UEFA EURO 2020, with Wales alongside Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in Group A.Germany will face world champions France and reigning European champions Portugal in Group F.The winners of Scotland's play-off path, which includes Norway, Serbia and Israel, will join England in Group D. Gareth Southgate's World Cup semi-finalists will begin their campaign against Croatia at Wembley on 14 June.The tournament's opening game will see Italy host Turkey in Rome on 12 June.Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland all feature in the play-offs next March, where 16 teams will compete to fill the final four places.The tournamen...
Azerbaijan 0-2 Wales: Moore & Wilson goals keep automatic Euro 2020 qualification alive

Azerbaijan 0-2 Wales: Moore & Wilson goals keep automatic Euro 2020 qualification alive

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Wales eased to a comfortable win in Azerbaijan to set up a winner-takes-all match with Hungary for automatic qualification for Euro 2020.Kieffer Moore headed the dominant visitors into an early lead, which was doubled when Harry Wilson nodded into an empty net after Daniel James' fierce swerving shot rebounded off the crossbar and post.Wales maintained their control in the second half and, although Moore and Wilson missed the best chances to extend their advantage, it mattered little as Ryan Giggs' side coasted to victory. Croatia secured top spot in Group E by beating Slovakia 3-1 on Saturday, meaning Wales can take the second qualifying place with a win over Hungary in Cardiff on Tuesday.Hu...
Suspected mumps among south Wales university students

Suspected mumps among south Wales university students

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Almost 30 suspected cases of mumps - a contagious viral infection that causes swelling of the glands - have struck students at universities in Wales.Public Health Wales (PHW) is investigating a series of cases in Cardiff and the Cwm Taf area.It is urging people to make sure they have received the MMR vaccination.Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales have advised students to be aware of symptoms.PHW has been informed of 28 suspected cases, as of 16 October, though said it was continuing to monitor the situation. Skip Twitter post by @kierramarie99 Nah who's the antivaxx kids that's caused this mumps outbreak at Cardiff uni then?...