World in Progress: All you need to know about the coronavirus
| 05:22 mins.
The novel coronavirus is continuing to wreak havoc, forcing border closures, lockdowns and bringing public life and economic activity to a halt. There are now over 200,000 cases and about 8,000 deaths globally. As things stand at the time of recording, Italy is the most-affected country behind China, with more than 2,500 deaths, followed by Iran.