Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (27 March 2020)

WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus said his message to G20 leaders was threefold: fight to stop the virus “with every resource at our disposal,” unite to confront the pandemic together, and “ignite the industrial might and innovation of the G20 to produce and distribute the tools needed to save lives.” Speaking at a press conference today … Read more Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (27 March 2020)

Michael Gove: Coronavirus Infection rates double every three days

Michael Gove has said the Government brought together universities, businesses and research institutes in a “new alliance” to boost testing capacity for frontline workers. The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster told the daily Downing Street press conference: “Today I can announce that the Prime Minister has brought together businesses, research institutes and universities in … Read more Michael Gove: Coronavirus Infection rates double every three days

The Point: U.S. sees deadliest day so far on Monday

The United States is fast becoming one of the worst coronavirus affected countries in the world. And U.S. President Donald Trump is suggesting he may reopen businesses sooner than doctors and scientists would recommend. What’s scarier, a halted economy or an outbreak spiraling out of control? Guests: Richard Chasdi, from the department of political science … Read more The Point: U.S. sees deadliest day so far on Monday

Could the coronavirus pandemic provide an opportunity for relief in Yemen? | Inside Story

Much of the world’s focus is on the growing coronavirus pandemic. And as the war on the disease is stepped up, the United Nations is calling for a ceasefire in other wars – such as in Syria and Yemen – saying people should be fighting the outbreak, not each other. The warring sides in Yemen … Read more Could the coronavirus pandemic provide an opportunity for relief in Yemen? | Inside Story

The Point: Will the G20 help contain the pandemic?

With the virus sweeping across Europe, can a summit of global leaders produce concrete action to contain the pandemic? Guests: Jimmy Zhu, Chief Strategist, Fullerton Research; Prof. Josef Mahoney, East China Normal University Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv … Read more The Point: Will the G20 help contain the pandemic?

He Yiwu on COVID-19 vaccine development in HK

The State Key Laboratory for Emerging Infectious Diseases of the University of Hong Kong (SKL) is one of the teams developing COVID-19 vaccines in the world. The senior adviser to the HKU president said they are currently doing preclinical research, and the next step will be human trials. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download … Read more He Yiwu on COVID-19 vaccine development in HK

How Is The Coronavirus Outbreak Affecting Tech Companies?

Mar.24 — Krish Sankar, managing director and senior research analyst at Cowen Inc., discusses how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting U.S. technology companies. Apple Inc. told staff that some of its retail stores may reopen in April on a staggered basis and has extended remote work abilities for many employees through at least April 5. Sankar … Read more How Is The Coronavirus Outbreak Affecting Tech Companies?

London transport packed on day 1 of UK’s coronavirus lockdown

The Telegraph in the UK is reporting that London transport system was “packed” on the first day of the UK Lockdown, despite the British Government insisting “you must stay home” on Monday evening. London tube and train services were packed with commuters on Tuesday morning despite the government announcing a nationwide lockdown on Monday evening. … Read more London transport packed on day 1 of UK’s coronavirus lockdown

Is India the Next Coronavirus Hotspot?

Mar.24 — Ramanan Laxminarayan, founder and chief executive officer of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, a public health research group based in Washington D.C. and New Delhi, discusses his projection that if the India-Sim Model, a simulation model of the country’s population built some 9 years ago, is applied it points to … Read more Is India the Next Coronavirus Hotspot?