Digital Originals

May 19, 2020

Science ship has no place to dock amid COVID-19 pandemic

floating energy lab is facing trial by fire. COVID-19 lockdowns in the Caribbean mean there are few places to make port. In March, the catamaran Energy Observer left France on a planned 4-year voyage. They are testing if renewable energy can sustain the boat and […]

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May 19, 2020

4 Trump administration controversies from mid-May

The Trump administration has been continuously taking questions from the press regarding its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, its disagreements with health experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci, and recently Trump’s claims that former President Obama committed “the biggest political crime in American history, by far!”, […]

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May 19, 2020

Watch U.S. lawmaker rip into Republicans on Capitol Hill

United States Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan, gave an impassioned speech demanding Republicans provide more financial assistance to Americans struck by hardships due to COVID-19. The lawmaker from Ohio was arguing for a second round of stimulus. The House of Representatives passed the $3 trillion stimulus […]

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May 19, 2020

China calls for world to work together to solve pandemic

The Director of China’s National Health Commission Ma Xiaowei on Monday called for all countries to work together to support the World Health Organization (WHO) in the fight against COVID-19. Ma made the remarks via video link at the 73rd session of the World Health […]

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May 13, 2020

A circus group moves their show online in Colombia

The circus has had a sometimes bumpy ride through history, but has always managed to survive by evolving. Its latest challenge is the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns that do not allow for their grand spectacle. CGTN’s Michelle Begue reports from Colombia about one circus group […]

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May 13, 2020

Shanghai Disneyland becomes first Disney Park to reopen

A special ceremony was staged Monday at Shanghai Disneyland to celebrate the theme park’s reopening after 107 days of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of continued concerns, the park is limiting its capacity to 30 percent. Tourists must book tickets online and […]

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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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