Lots of developments in the past 24 hours. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care at a London hospital. He is not on a ventilator and he’s reported in stable condition.
In the United States, 731 people have died in the state of New York since Monday – the largest number of deaths in a single day since the crisis began.
And a glimpse of hope from China. For the first time since January, the country recorded no deaths related to the outbreak. And after 10 weeks, the city of Wuhan – home to 11 million people – lifted its travel restrictions. Zhou Jiaxin reports from Wuhan.
To talk about all this:
- Brittany Kmush is a professor of public health at Syracuse University
- Peter Chin-Hong is a doctor treating COVID-19 patients in San Francisco
- Olly Barratt is a CGTN correspondent
- Einar Tangen is a current affairs commentator
Wuhan celebrates the end of its coronavirus lockdown after 76 long days: https://t.co/WJZWamPVN6 pic.twitter.com/Rnwvy1UnNW
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The severity of Boris Johnson’s illness has shocked Britons and intensified doubts about his government’s unorthodox response to the pandemic https://t.co/GIhcHjPsAU
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Nurses protested the lack of protective equipment outside Harlem Hospital in New York, as they scramble to save as many lives as possible during the coronavirus crisis https://t.co/rVzUmhnovS pic.twitter.com/2UaknsRHZb
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