MONKEY World has closed one of its enclosures due to concerns over coronavirus.

The ape rescue centre in Wareham said this morning it had closed the Malagasy Lemur Enclosure to members of the public as a “precautionary measure.”

Posting on Twitter, a spokesperson said: “We are closing the Malagasy Lemur Enclosure to the public due to the current uncertainty about coronavirus.

“This is a precautionary measure to limit our lemur's contact with visitor areas. The rest of the park is open as usual! Thank you for understanding.”