U.K. Reports First Coronavirus Cases as China Allies Limit Ties

HONG KONG—Pakistan became the latest country to limit ties with China, its close ally, banning all commercial air travel with the mainland on Friday as the number of people infected with a novel coronavirus there approached 10,000 and the U.K. reported its first two cases.

The World Health Organization and the U.S. elevated their alerts, and China made its first move to repatriate citizens abroad who wanted to return to the country. It arranged planes to bring home people from Hubei province, whose capital Wuhan is at the…

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