Associated Press

Associated Press 23 Jan 2020

Coronavirus leads to large city lockdowns in China


Chinese authorities are locking down three cities that are home to more than 18 million people in an effort to contain the deadly coronavirus; Seventeen people have died, all of them in and around Wuhan, China. (Jan. 23)

The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in China continued to surge after 5,000 more people were diagnosed with the virus; foreign affairs correspondent Benjamin Hall reports. #FoxNews

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Environmental activist Greta Thunberg has called on campaigners to avoid mass protests against CO2 emissions and climate change as the coronavirus spreads. But she says her 'Fridays for Future' movement will organize online strikes instead. The coronavirus is having an impact on pollution in China, where the disease originated. There it led to a decrease in carbon emissions as economic activities slowed. But many believe the effect will just be temporary.
Cameron Walker, a Canadian citizen who has lived in China for 17 years, is choosing to stay in Hubei province with his wife, a Chinese national, rather than leave on the Canadian airlift. 

Dr. Michel Chrétien's team at the Clinical Research Insitute of Montreal began clinical trials in China for an antiviral drug developed by Chrétien and his colleagues in the wake of SARS. He gives us an inside look at the lab teams fighting to find a drug that can stop COVID-19 in its tracks.


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