Feb 27, 2020

Saudi Arabia bars foreign pilgrims

Saudi Arabia is stopping foreign pilgrims entering the country.

It is not clear if the Hajj pilgrimage, which begins in July this year, will be affected.

Two more patients have tested positive in the UK, bringing the total to 15.

Italy now has 400 cases - a 25% surge in a day while several European countries have announced new cases, traced to Italy.

Globally, more than 80,000 people in more than 40 countries have been infected.

(BBC News)