The European Union is proposing a ban on nonessential travel for 30 days. In many cities on the continent, streets are empty. Countries are enforcing a lock-down and in many places, people are keeping their distance from each other even while lining up to buy groceries. Here in the United States, President Donald Trump announced new guidelines, telling Americans to avoid gatherings in groups of more than 10 people and to stay away from bars and restaurants.
CGTN’s Nathan King has more from the White House.
To discuss all of this:
- Sweta Chakraborty is a risk and behavioral scientist.
- Pepe Zhang is an associate director for the Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council.
- Paula Reges is a resident doctor on infectious diseases at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation.
- Maria Paula Carvalho is a journalist and author based in Paris, France.
Hospital morgues in northern Italy are inundated, bodies are piling up and the families of the dead have to grieve in isolation. “This is the bitterest part,” one widow said.https://t.co/L6Ap7c6H0L
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 16, 2020
A group representing major U.S. airlines said the industry needs $50 billion in grants and loans to survive the dramatic falloff in travel demand from the #coronavirus outbreak https://t.co/MSkZE1O4Sn pic.twitter.com/tJi9iVBq6S
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 16, 2020
As the number of new COVID-19 cases in China continues to drop, many are applauding their measures to contain the virus. See how Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus, fought the outbreak.https://t.co/UtSF1LAun4
— CGTN America (@cgtnamerica) March 16, 2020