The virus started in China, of course, but narratives of how it went from epidemic to global pandemic often leave out a crucial element: the role of Europe.
Another 563 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus - bringing the total number of deaths to 2,352. The deaths happened in the 24 hours before 5pm on Tuesday, the Department of Health said.
Prince Charles on Wednesday appeared for the first time since he was diagnosed with COVID-19 — speaking about the “strange, frustrating and often distressing experience.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is furious with Beijing for spreading disinformation about the coronavirus, including that American soldiers may have introduced it in China, and said there would be a “reckoning” when the pandemic ends, according to a report.
People in some of Europe’s largest cities are adjusting to a new way of life as governments in France, Spain, the Netherlands and others joined Italy in imposing restrictions on tens of millions of people.
The UK's latest coronavirus case update came as Boris Johnson chaired an emergency Cobra meeting to discuss deaths, a potential ban on mass gatherings, schools and Covid-19 advice for people with symptoms
Ten more people in the UK have died in the last 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 21.
Europe is now the "epicentre" of the global coronavirus pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization says.
The chief executive of BT, Britain's biggest telecoms group, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and will work remotely over the next week, according to the company.