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CGTN America 7 Feb 2020

30,000 people from 64 countries read their vows in South Korea overcoming coronavirus fears

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The Unification Church in South Korea offered face masks and hand sanitizer to everyone in attendance.


More than 500 new coronavirus cases were reported in South Korea, where authorities are considering keeping schools closed for a month. The virus has spread from China to 47 countries.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) begged the Trump administration on Tuesday for more ventilators, warning that the peak of the coronavirus could hit the state in 14 days.

Cuomo said the state needs at least 30,000 of the breathing machines to care for the influx of coronavirus patients that is expected to hit New York in two weeks. So far, the state has procured 7,000, but has only received 400 from the federal government.

"There is no other way for us to get these ventilators," Cuomo said at a press conference Tuesday.

Cuomo and other governors have pleaded with the Trump administration for more ventilators from the national stockpile of medical supplies. There are about 12,700 ventilators in that stockpile, but Cuomo said the administration has only sent 400 to New York.

"What am I going to do with 400 ventilators when I need 30,000?" Cuomo said.

"You pick the 26,000 people who are going to die because you only sent 400 ventilators."



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Since late January, more than 30,000 medical workers across the nation have been dispatched to and are on the front lines in central China's Wuhan City, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Medical practitioners from numerous hospitals in southwest China's Sichuan Province also joined the battle against the virus.

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