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CORONAVIRUS LATEST: Case confirmed in Newport and fifth UK patient dies

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Coronavirus latest, as Newport resident among two more to test positive

By Thomas Moody and Nicholas Thomas

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  • • A patient from Newport has tested positive for coronavirus
  • • The prime minister is holding an emergency meeting later to determine whether to bring in emergency measures to halt the spread of coronavirus.
  • • A man in his 60s became the third person in the UK to die of the disease yesterday.
  • • Meanwhile, the Welsh Government has asked for special powers to tackle the outbreak.