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March 25, 2020

No place to turn: Migrants struggle to find shelter during pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has made life for migrants and deportees near the U.S.-Mexico border even more difficult, as shelters close their doors and opportunities for housing dry up. The shelters are worried about introducing the virus and spreading it through a vulnerable population. Here’s how […]

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March 25, 2020

Farmers market social distancing while shopping

CGTN’s Ediz Tianshan found out that despite a state wide stay-at-home order issued by governor Gavin Newsom in California last week, farmers showed up with fresh produce in Hollywood on Sunday. Due to increasing prices at some grocery stores, many customers went to the farmers’ […]

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March 24, 2020

Telehealth helps healthcare system battle COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases surge in the U.S. and hospitals fill with patients, Telehealth is booming. With an iPad or computer and from a remote location, medical professionals are able to offer patients advice and guidance on what to do next.  “What telehealth can do is […]

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March 24, 2020

WHO warns U.S. could become coronavirus epicenter

The United States could potentially become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic due to a “very large acceleration” of the infections, the World Health Organization warned on Tuesday.  More than 50,000 people in the U.S. have been infected by the respiratory virus, forcing governors across […]

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March 24, 2020

Americans under quarantine

Americans in their 20s and 30s may be severely damaged financially due to layoffs and company closures.  CGTN reached out to young Americans and here’s what they had to say about COVID-19, life under quarantine, and their government’s response to the pandemic.

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March 23, 2020

Can the global economy offset COVID-19?

COVID-19 has sent the global economy into a tailspin. As the virus disrupts global supply chains as well as local economies, governments are implementing measures they hope will dampen the effects. According to the U.S. Labor Department, 281,000 Americans filed for unemployment last week, an […]

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March 23, 2020

Life in the time of coronavirus: Chicago, Illinois

In Chicago, Illinois, restaurants and bars remain closed due to concerns for the coronavirus. Illinois Governor Governor J.B. Pritzker ordered closures after many still congregated at public places on St. Patrick’s Day, despite government warnings to keep a social distance. Restaurants can still open for […]

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Colombia street vendors struggle with social distancing
March 21, 2020

Colombia street vendors struggle with social distancing

Working from home and paid-time off are ‘social distancing’ options for some office workers. But, street vendors need face-to-face contact, or they lose their daily incomes. In Colombia, 40-percent of the population works in the informal economy, meaning that they work for themselves and without […]

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COVID-19: People staying at home a boost for online platforms
March 21, 2020

COVID-19: People staying at home a boost for online platforms

As COVID-19 has forced shops and offices across the United States to close, online businesses are benefiting from the rapid increase in the number of people working from home.  Videoconferencing and food delivery apps have been among the tech firms seeing a surge in demand. […]

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Argentina on full lockdown until March 31
March 21, 2020

Argentina on full lockdown until March 31

Streets in Argentina are deserted, as the country is under a full quarantine. Argentina’s president issued the order, saying the country was in “a fight against an invisible enemy to save lives.” 

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How to talk to kids about COVID-19
March 21, 2020

How to talk to kids about COVID-19

School closures and the change of routine can have a big influence on children. CGTN’s Karina Huber spoke to an expert about how to talk to kids about the pandemic.   

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March 20, 2020

Reporter to Trump: What do you say to Americans who are scared?

U.S. President Donald Trump tells a television reporter he is “terrible” during COVID-19 news conference. Here’s how it transpired. NBC News’ Peter Alexander, asked Trump, “What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now, who are scared?” And the president responded with, […]

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March 20, 2020

China: The U.S. has wasted precious time China has bought

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continue to refer to the 2019 novel coronavirus as the “Chinese Virus” – and China’s officials have responded. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang called the references an attempt to pass the buck and stigmatize […]

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March 20, 2020

Protecting mental health during a pandemic

With the constant news cycle and uncertainty behind the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization says it’s important to protect your mental health.  March 20th is International Day of Happiness. As countries around the world either brace for or work to contain COVID-19, here are […]

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March 20, 2020

Kentucky town uses teamwork to fight COVID-19

CGTN’S Sean Callebs is back on the move, traveling through the U.S. Appalachia region to see how these states are being impacted by COVID-19. He gives an update while traveling from the state of West Virginia to Kentucky, where a small town is working together […]

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March 20, 2020

Coronavirus hits the matrimony industry in the U.S.

When it comes to social distancing, it runs counter to the very idea of a wedding.  The coronavirus pandemic is putting a dent in the multi-billion dollar “matrimony” industry in the United States.   Thousands of couples who have saved and planned for their once-in-a-lifetime celebration […]

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March 19, 2020

COVID-19 sweeps through Illinois nursing home

A cluster of COVID-19 cases has swept through a nursing home in the U.S. state of Illinois. Officials have confirmed 42 people have tested positive for the virus at the home – 30 residents and 12 staff. CGTN’s Dan Williams has the story.

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U.S. Federal Reserve to help companies during pandemic
March 18, 2020

U.S. Federal Reserve to help companies during pandemic

A series of measures restricting business and people’s movements have come in to force in the U.S. to try to halt the spread of COVID-19. In New York and Los Angeles, entertainment venues have closed and restaurants will be limited to take out or delivery […]

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