COVID-19

April 21, 2020

Digital divide in U.S. hampers online teaching

Schools in the U.S. are closed to stop the spread of COVID-19. Millions of American kids are learning online instead. But more than 20 million people in the U.S. don’t have any internet access. Only two-thirds of Americans in rural areas have a broadband connection. […]

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April 21, 2020

Angolan volunteer in Guangzhou – fighting COVID-19

Fears that the coronavirus could be brought back into China has led to the local government in Guangzhou to implement a number of measures, like surveillance and mandatory testing, along with an additional quarantine for African nationals – even if they had not left China. […]

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April 21, 2020

Putting on personal protective gear for COVID-19

Before visiting COVID-19 patients, medical workers have to put on several layers of personal protective equipment (PPE), so they can keep themselves and others safe from the virus. What’s included in the PPE and how do you put it on? Watch a CGTN photographer gear […]

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April 20, 2020

A DC bar provides free food for hospitality workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has put millions of workers in financial peril and threatened to add to a huge mountain of wasted food. But CGTN’s Owen Fairclough visited one Washington DC bar trying to help solve both these huge problems. At least 17,000 meals had been […]

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April 20, 2020

COVID-19 in Peru: thousands of jobless face hunger amid crisis

As Peru’s coronavirus lockdown surpasses a month, thousands working in Peru’s informal economy have been forced to leave their homes in search of food and work. Community kitchens closed when Peru’s government announced a quarantine in mid-March. Now only one charity organization is offering food […]

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April 17, 2020

Is the U.S. ready to reopen?

U.S. President Donald Trump has announced his three-phase approach to re-opening the U.S. But many are wondering, is the U.S. actually ready? Whether or not states reopen will depend on individual state governors but before states can ease social distancing requirements, there are certain benchmarks […]

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April 16, 2020

A ping-pong manufacturer is making face masks for health workers

CGTN speaks with Richard Lee, President of Joola, a ping-pong manufacturer, about the company shifting to face mask production for people in the U.S. to help fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. His company makes and sells table tennis equipment worldwide. But soon after the COVID-19 […]

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April 16, 2020

South Africa under lockdown

South African military personnel are being used to enforce the nation’s mandatory lockdown. There have been reports of homeless people being assaulted by security forces, and clashes between ordinary people and the military. Meantime, healthcare workers on the ground are working through the crisis amid […]

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April 14, 2020

Three critical questions about COVID-19

As countries all over the world fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic toll is also heavy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the coronavirus could peak in the United States. The Trump administration is under pressure to reopen the U.S. economy as soon […]

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April 10, 2020

COVID-19: Why are black Americans dying disproportionately?

As COVID-19 spreads in the U.S., the death rate among African Americans is twice that of white citizens. What are the factors for this disparity? Are they biologic? Cultural? Economic? We speak to Joseph P. Williams, Senior Editor at U.S. News World Report, about the disturbing connection between race and health in America.

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April 10, 2020

New Yorkers still taking cramped subway amid pandemic

Many New Yorkers have to travel by subway, even though they’re anxious. “I’m scared for like people not to touch me, people not to get close to me. I’m scared for other people, too. They ride too close. We New Yorkers, we don’t listen. That’s […]

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April 10, 2020

COVID-19: New York’s unclaimed bodies buried in mass grave

New York City is digging mass graves for unclaimed bodies from COVID-19. The city has experienced an overwhelming amount of COVID-19 infections and deaths, making it a global epicenter of the disease. With more than 170,000 infections, NYC has more COVID-19 cases than any nation […]

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April 9, 2020

Wuhan reopens

These are sites and sounds of the city of Wuhan reopening following its months long lockdown.

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April 9, 2020

BIG STORY – 24 Hours in Wuhan

On the eve of the 2020 Chinese New Year a mysterious new illness was discovered in Wuhan China. Now known as COVID-19, the illness quickly infected thousands causing the unprecedented lockdown of millions within the city and its surrounding areas.

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April 8, 2020

COVID-19 supplies for Chinese overseas students arrive in U.S.

COVID-19 supplies from China, for Chinese students overseas, have arrived in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. With nearly 420,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the U.S. is the world’s virus epicenter. While some Chinese students studying abroad have been able to return home, the outbreak has also left […]

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