The CDC says that Europe is the new epicenter of the coronavirus with 70 percent of new cases originating there. Ireland has reported its first death from the coronavirus, and Italy's death toll has risen to more than 1,000.
As Italy surpassed more than 10,000 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, health officials described Europe as the new ground zero for the disease, with infections spiking in several nations on the European continent.
Italy was the first first European country to ban flights from China, but that didn't stop the coronavirus from spreading there. CBS News foreign correspondent Charlie D'Agata joined CBSN from Rome with how Italy is responding to the outbreak.
Belarus reported Friday its first coronavirus case, an Iranian student who arrived in the country from Azerbaijan last week. The health ministry said the patient was in a "satisfactory" condition. People the student had been in contact with since their arrival on February 22 had been placed in quarantine in the hospital for infectious diseases in the capital Minsk, it added in a statement. The ministry also said that there would now be health checks on anyone arriving in the country from Italy -- the worst affected country in Europe -- Iran and South Korea. Travellers from China were already subject to such controls.