The kind gesture from a chip shop to ensure kids don't go hungry amid coronavirus outbreak

A fish and chip chop in West Wales is providing free meals for children so they do not go hungry during the coronavirus outbreak.

On Wednesday, the Welsh Government announced the early closure of schools across the country as confirmed cases of the virus continued to rise.

Schools will now close on March 20 at the latest.

Following the announcement, Hooked @ 31, in Fishguard, said they will be providing 25 free meals per day for children who may ''otherwise go without dinner''.

In a statement, Kirsty Williams said the decision was made to ensure ''an orderly closure for schools so that they have the time to prepare.''

The meal, consisting of chips and a sausage, will be available for those who need it on Monday to Friday between 12 and 1pm.

Communities across the country have rallied together to help the most vulnerable, from posting cardsoffering help to self isolating neighbours to local volunteering groups.

Since the outbreak, the number of confirmed casesin Wales have continued to rise. There have been two deaths from the virus in Wales.

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