CGTN America

CGTN America 25 Mar 2020

Amid skyrocketing COVID-19 cases in the U.S., President Trump wants U.S. 'opened up' by Easter


The World Health Organization says the United States could become the new epicenter of the coronavirus.
The country is reporting more than 53,000 cases and counting, a day after the death toll jumped by more than a hundred in a single day. Despite the staggering numbers, President Trump wants the U.S. "opened up" in just a few weeks, by Easter.

Iran has reported 92 deaths and 2,922 confirmed cases in the country's coronavirus outbreak. The World Health Organization's Dr. Christoph Hamelmann told CBC News, "We will relatively soon see the full picture of the epidemic, which means that we will have increasing numbers over the next couple of days."  

With over 100,000 COVID-19 cases in the U.S., President Trump and the coronavirus task force are engaged in an all-out war to make America healthy again and get citizens back to work. One America's Jenn Pellegrino has more on the president's latest actions.
In the United States the number of cases of COVID-19, has so far been low, but the disease is impacting the country in other ways. Many Chinese businesses are taking an economic hit - as CGTN's Dan Williams reports from Chicago.
CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Hikaru Yamagishi, PhD Student in the Department of Political Science, Yale University, about the spread of the coronavirus outside China, notably in South Korea and Japan.

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