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Coronavirus news: global infections pass 500,000

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China closes borders to foreign nationals from this weekend

A grim milestone. The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide has passed the half a million mark, according to the latest figures on the Johns Hopkins University global dashboard.

Cases stand at 510,108 while there have been 22,993 deaths.

China closes borders to foreign nationals from this weekend:
China has announced it will close its border to foreign nationals from this weekend.

Other measures include restricting foreign airlines to a single route, with no more than one weekly flight. Each Chinese airline is permitted one route to any specific country with no more than one flight a week.

There’s more detail here on the website of the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

We’ll be publishing more details shortly as we get them on that development.