Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis.
Cheltenham, England (AP) — Cheltenham Festival organisers have defended their decision to go ahead with the meeting last month after fears were raised that the mass gathering of people for the annual horse racing event helped spread coronavirus more widely around Britain.
More than 250,000 racegoers attended the four-day event in south-west England, despite the pandemic having forced the cancellation of other major sporting events at the same time.
A number of people have reported on social media that they attended the festival and went on to develop coronavirus symptoms.
32,133 in U.S.Most new cases today
-26% Change in MSCI World Index of global stocks since Wuhan lockdown, Jan. 23
-1.138 Change in U.S. treasury bond yield since Wuhan lockdown, Jan. 23