A new phase of the novel coronavirus has started. Cities shut down, workers sent home, schools canceled and so much uncertainty with the economy. There are more questions than answers right now, and the United States seems to be one of the last to feel the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Italy, the death toll has now surpassed that of China for the most in the world. ABC News' Megan Williams has been checking in with Cheri Preston, reporting for ABC News Radio’s "Perspective" podcast, and sharing what it’s like in one of the hardest hit countries.
Listen to the full interview with Cheri Preston and the rest of this past week's highlights here: