We're going to pause live updates now, after another busy day covering the spread of the new coronavirus.
But, as you'd expect, we’ll continue to cover this story across the BBC website. You can read our main story here.
A reminder of key developments today:
- Globally, more than 80,000 people in nearly 50 countries have now been infected. Some 2,800 have died, the vast majority in China's Hubei province
- The World Health Organization (WHO) said the fight against the disease was at a “decisive point” but warned against unnecessary panic. “This is a time for taking action to prevent infection and save lives,” said WHO head Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus
- Two more patients tested positive in the UK, bringing the total number of cases to 15
- Japan said it was closing all schools in the country from 2 March until early April – the move will affect 13 million students
- More cases were reported in several European countries, including Denmark, Estonia, Romania and Switzerland
- Greek authorities cancelled all carnival festivities planned for the weekend
- Israel reported its first case, involving a man who had recently returned from Italy
- Friday prayers were cancelled in Iran’s capital Tehran. The country's health minister and a vice-president are among high-profile politicians who have tested positive for the virus
- Saudi Arabia stopped foreign pilgrims entering the country. It is not clear if the Hajj pilgrimage, which draws millions and begins in July this year, will be affected
- Global stock markets were hit with a sixth day of losses, as traders responded to the impact of the virus on business. The string of declines pushed indexes in Europe and the US down more than 10% from their recent highs - sending them into so-called "correction" territory