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Welsh hospital reports major coronavirus outbreak with 82 cases

Service restrictions have been put in place at a hospital in Wales after 82 cases of coronavirus were confirmed.

A major outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant.

The hospital said the "significant temporary service restrictions", which includes suspending planned surgery, will be put in place from 2pm.

A statement from the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board said: "Given the extent of this outbreak, and on advice of Public Health Wales, the Health Board is taking a number of urgent and significant actions to ensure the safety of our staff, patients and communities."

The Royal Glamorgan Hospital is in Rhondda Cynon Taf which is currently in local lockdown.

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The hospital said the Emergency Department will remain open for walk-in patients and those who can be treated in the ambulatory care department.

Paul Mears, chief executive of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, said: "We recognise the concern that these temporary changes will cause and would like to assure our patients and communities that managing this outbreak is our key priority.

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