The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has now passed 900, the vast majority of those deaths in China. And, there are currently over 40,000 confirmed infections worldwide. Again, the bulk of those inside China. Meanwhile, President Xi Jinping got a close up look at how China is fighting the disease when he visited a hospital and residential community in Beijing on Monday. We begin with this report from CGTN’s Su XiaoXiao.
To discuss all of this:
- Einar Tangen is a political and economic affairs commentator.
- Thomas Tighe is the CEO of Direct Relief.
- Terry Lyles is a psychologist and stress coach.
- Dr. Eric Ding is an Epidemiologist at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health.
CGTN takes a look at the lives of people in the city of #Wuhan and how the lock down following the #coronavirus outbreak has impacted them, family and their day-to-day work. pic.twitter.com/BNzdIWDA3d
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) February 10, 2020
Conditions on the Diamond Princess — a quarantined cruise ship docked in Japan with at least 135 coronavirus cases on board — have raised fears that the steps meant to halt the virus’s spread are endangering the health and safety of the ship's crew https://t.co/eIVgGmn4Hg
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 10, 2020
— CGTN Europe (@CGTNEurope) February 10, 2020