It's no hoax. To stop the spread of coronavirus, President Donald Trump blocked travel from continental Europe Wednesday. The 30-day ban won't prohibit Britons or Americans from entering the U.S., as long as they travel through certain airports with enhanced screening. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization finally pronounced COVID-19 — which has infected at least 125,000 and killed more than 4,600 — a global pandemic.
How are other countries coping? German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered the dire prediction that coronavirus would infect two-thirds of citizens, but urged them to "not overload" medical facilities.
Learn more at OZY's Coronavirus Central.