Digital Originals

April 30, 2020

Peru food markets are hotspots for COVID-19

Peru’s COVID-19 lockdown is in its seventh week as the country grapples with the pandemic. One hot spot for coronavirus infections is turning out to be food markets especially in the country’s capital Lima.

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April 30, 2020

U.S. medical students on the frontline

These medical students are stepping up to help hospitals test for COVID-19. The swab tests they’re performing at the Detroit health department are critical to an accurate diagnosis. “One, two, three, on one nostril. One, two, three, in the other,” Michael Moentmann explained before swabbing […]

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April 30, 2020

What are New York hospitals really like?

New York City area hospitals have been filling with patients suffering, and many times dying, from COVID-19-related illnesses. A doctor working inside one of these hospitals, tells us what kind of changes have they had to make to not become overwhelmed.

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April 30, 2020

See the latest tech innovations to fight COVID-19

Stanford’s prestigious startup StartX has developed a task force to find ways to use technology tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Companies such as Kangaroo Health have presented their product that founder Xiaoxu Kang says is like a “personal nurse in your pocket”. The app checks in […]

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April 29, 2020

Will there be enough meat?

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order Tuesday that would force meat processing plants to stay open to prevent a shortage in the food supply. The order uses the Defense Production Act to categorize meat processing as critical infrastructure. More than 20 meatpacking plants have […]

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April 28, 2020

Sacred rock returns to Venezuela

The Kueka stone is hundreds of millions of years old, but in the last 22 years of its existence it has become the source of a protracted dispute between the government of Venezuela and a German conceptual artist. It all began in 1998, when Wolfgang […]

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April 28, 2020

Colombia’s Coffee Harvest at Risk from COVID-19

The pandemic has threatened coffee harvesting season across Latin America. The biggest concern is having enough people to work during harvesting season. What is Colombia doing to comply with health and security measures and still supply the rest of the world with coffee? Our correspondent […]

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April 28, 2020

Fearing COVID-19, some Americans avoid hospitals during emergencies

With the spread of COVID-19, admissions of infected patients into the hospitals have been on the rise. Some hospitals are noticing a significant decline in other kinds of emergencies being admitted into their facilities. Physicians are noticing that many people are holding off their hospital […]

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April 24, 2020

The Essential People: Keeping the community safe

While some people are able to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, essential workers are doing their best to continue their services and keep communities safe and running. Sheriff Leon Lott of Richland County, South Carolina shares what it’s like working during the pandemic […]

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April 23, 2020

‘I never got to see her face’

More than 180,000 people around the world have died of COVID-19. For those that loved them, there’s the additional pain of not being able to say goodbye. Social distancing guidelines are preventing last rites, funerals, even hugs for comfort. Minnoli Aya lost her mother to […]

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April 23, 2020

Some Americans are pandemic protesting — in cars

In Richmond, Virginia, demonstrators staged a “rolling rally,” driving their cars around the city center. Gatherings of more than 10 people are currently banned in Virginia, so protestors drove their cars around the state capitol building instead. The organizers called the rally, “Reopen Virginia,” and […]

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April 23, 2020

How to receive COVID-19 blood tests in U.S.

CGTN’s Sean Callebs and his cameraman Dan Criswell traveled through nine states over the last couple of weeks to cover the COVID-19 pandemic. This week they visited hospitals in New Orleans, East Jefferson, and Omega. They were in rooms with critically ill patients. And Dan […]

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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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