Europe is bearing the brunt of the novel coronavirus pandemic, with more than 12,000 deaths in one month.

On March 13, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the continent the new epicenter of the virus, which was first detected in Wuhan, China last December.

Most European countries have imposed lockdowns and some even declared states of emergency to contain its spread.


Italy reported its first death from the coronavirus on Feb. 22. Since then, the country has become the epicenter of the virus in Europe with 6,820 deaths and 69,176 confirmed cases, according to the latest figures provided

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