Digital Originals

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 13, 2020

Chicago under lockdown, empty streets and parks in drone footage

As all 50 states are under a major disaster declaration, stay-at-home orders have also been in place across major metropolitan regions. Chicago, one of the most densely-populated cities in the U.S., has virtually become a“ghost town”as streets and tourist attractions closed to the public. Through […]

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April 13, 2020

Why locusts such a huge threat to Africa

A swarm of locusts is set to devastate parts of East Africa. This swarm is up to 20 times the size of the one that hit only 2 months ago. Locusts are related to grasshoppers, but locusts swarm and can fly long distances. A swarm […]

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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 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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April 8, 2020

Check out this lively local market in Guangzhou, China

On the day that the coronavirus lockdown were lifted in Wuhan, there are internet rumors that a city in another part of China may be locked down because of COVID-19. The rumor says the alleged outbreak was caused by Africans living in Guangzhou, capital of […]

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April 7, 2020

California grants early release to inmates for COVID-19

California is granting early release to 3,500 inmates in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus infections in the state prison system. The decision follows an emergency order filed by lawyers, requesting an intervention by judges to prevent illness and death.

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April 7, 2020

Using technology to teach yoga during the COVID-19 pandemic

Yoga is usually done in groups, but during the coronavirus pandemic, practitioners are adapting and using technology to continue their practice. CGTN spoke with LeeAnn King, a Washington, D.C. -based health and wellness guide who has gone from teaching free courses at her local library, […]

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