MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has identified six new cases of coronavirus, including 5 in Moscow, the Interfax news agency cited Russia’s coronavirus crisis centre as saying on Friday.

That took the total number of confirmed cases to 13, a sharp rise. There have been no confirmed cases of people contracting the virus inside Russia. All the new cases were people travelling from Italy, the report said.

(Reporting by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alex Richardson)