More than 1,000 Jewish pilgrims blocked from entering Ukraine over coronavirus fears

Ukraine has banned foreigners from entering due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. But more than 2,000 Hasidic Jewish pilgrims have gathered at the closed Ukraine-Belarus border, leading to a standoff with border guards.

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(CNN)More than 1,000 Orthodox Jews are waiting on the Belarus-Ukraine border, after their attempts to enter the country for a religious pilgrimage were rebuffed due to coronavirus concerns.

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