Coronavirus: World Health Organisation warns the elderly and sick to avoid crowds.
The latest advice by director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus came as countries around the globe increased restrictions and advice.
Those over 60 or with long-term illnesses should try to avoid crowded places to cut the risk of catching coronavirus, the head of the World Health Organisation has said.
The latest advice by director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus came as countries around the globe increased restrictions in the face of the escalating crisis.
Cases in Italy have reached almost 1,700 with more deaths associated.
The world-famous Louvre art gallery has shut its doors for the day after staff raised health concerns, leaving queues of visitors outside in the rain while crisis meetings were held.
Meanwhile, British holidaymakers in lock-down at a virus-hit hotel in Tenerife have been cleared to return home if they test negative for the illness.
The US and Australia have also recorded their first deaths from COVID; the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Latest figures show there are more than 86,900 confirmed and suspected cases of the virus globally, according to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the epidemic.