Associated Press

Associated Press 22 May 2020

China congress safety means virus tests for media


With the opening of China's National People's Congress on Thursday after a two-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, Beijing signaled a return to normality. (May 22)

Facing shortages, Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland negotiated with suppliers in South Korea to obtain 500,000 coronavirus test kits for his state. Gov. Hogan joins Morning Joe to discuss. Aired on 04/21/2020.

▶️ Health professionals are receiving free rapid coronavirus tests at a drive-through in Manaus, in Brazil's hard-hit Amazonas State, where 5.5% of 23.000 health workers tested positive for the virus on Monday, May 4.
Chinese leaders observed a minute of silence for coronavirus victims at the start of its biggest political gathering of the year.
The opening session of China's top political advisory body started one day before the National People's Congress.
The government is facing unprecedented pressure over its handling of the pandemic, tensions with the United States and a slowing economy hit hard by COVID-19.
Al Jazeera's Katrina Yu reports from Beijing on that and other pressures faced by China's leaders.
Beijing has approved a controversial national security bill impacting Hong Kong, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. no longer considers Hong Kong to be autonomous from China. CBS News foreign correspondent Ramy Inocencio joins CBSN to talk about the latest.

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