A doctor at Montgomery Medical Practice has moved to calm fears over coronavirus and insisted there is no case in Hyssington near Churchstoke.

A post on Facebook from a local GP had said there had been a "known case" in Hyssington Village Hall, but has now said that the village is currently virus-free.

Annie Frost, the administrator on the village Facebook page where the announcement was posted, said: "There had been a misinformation about a visitor to the village hall being diagnosed with coronavirus. They actually hadn't been - they know somebody who had.

"A neighbour of theirs had been diagnosed in Shrewsbury.

"There are no cases of coronavirus in Hyssington currently."

Public Health Wales, in line with other parts of the UK, has been wary of releasing specific geographic detail regarding the specific locations of cases, instead narrowing the information down only to a local authority level.

Last week a medical centre in Llanidloes confirmed that there had been a case in Caersws.

"Montgomery Medical Practice moved swiftly last week to implement total phone triage which means that only those that have spoken to a clinician first will be able to come to the surgery."

The post also gave an insight into how surgeries are attempting to keep coronavirus patients separate from others who are visiting the surgery.

He said everybody arriving at the surgery will be temperature checked, and that those who are suspected of having the illness will be asked to wait in their cars until a specially prepared consulting room is ready for them. These rooms have been stripped of furniture to allow them to be deep cleaned more quickly.

"We have taken these measures early because we are concerned that elderly and frail patients are at profound risk from Covid-19 and we are desperate to be able to continue to provide essential services to our patients," Dr Currin added.

"We are desperate to keep our dispensary open to ensure the supply of medicines and to keep our staff healthy to do the work required. They have all been asked to observe social distancing and they are taking this very seriously."

Dozens more coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Wales this weekend - with Powys' tally now standing at five after two people in the county were found to have the virus on Saturday. The two new cases were among 22 announced in Wales overall on Saturday.

A further 34 were announced on Sunday afternoon. None of these were in Powys, although there are nine cases where the local authority area involved has not been established. The new cases brought the overall total number in Wales to 94.

The most common symptoms of coronavirus are recent onset of a new continuous cough, and/or a high temperature. Most people will experience only mild symptoms, but as a danger to people considered higher-risk, anybody found to have it is asked to stay at home for seven days after the symptoms started.

People are also asked to wash their hands more often, using soap and water or hand sanitiser when entering and leaving home or work, or after blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing, or handling food.

The latest advice from Public Health Wales is for people to contact NHS 111 only if their condition cannot be treated at home, if it lasts for more than seven days, or if it deteriorates. Otherwise those with the virus are asked to self-isolate at home for seven days from the first symptoms appearing.