CNN 20 Oct 2020

Global coronavirus cases have surpassed 40 million


As the global count of coronavirus cases passes 40 million, according to Johns Hopkins University, CNN reporters explain how different countries are trying to combat the virus.

Boris Johnson says the UK has ordered 40 million doses of the vaccine with a 90% success rate, but added that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is still 'in its infancy'.

The prime minister outlined the remaining steps left to ready the vaccine, saying that while one hurdle has been overcome, there are several left. He stressed testing remains central in the fight against coronavirus.
More than 8.2 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the United States, and the latest surge in the pandemic continues in many states. Dr. Dyan Hes, a pediatrician in New York City, joins CBSN to discuss the latest.
The number of coronavirus cases around the world has hit 40 million.

Monday's grim milestone comes amid a surge of infections in Europe and the U.S., as the northern hemisphere heads toward winter.

While the increase was expected, its speed is alarming many experts.

CGTN's Owen Fairclough reports.
01:21 Belgium facing dramatic surge in coronavirus cases
One of the European countries struggling to cope with the pandemic is Belgium. Hospital admissions of coronavirus patients there have doubled in the past week. And the government is warning the situation is worse than at the beginning of the pandemic in March.
03:22 Overnight curfew in France after surge in cases
France has reported a massive increase in the number of people hospitalised with COVID-19. Over 2,000 are currently in intensive care. The highest number since May and is putting health services under considerable strain.
08:08 Press freedom affected in coronavirus pandemic
Around the world, press freedoms have fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic. Journalists have been harassed and arrested for reporting on the spread of the virus. Some governments have introduced laws to punish the publication of unwanted information. Attacks on the press can also impact on public health
13:50 What's happening to the party metropolis Berlin?
Berlin is famous for its nightlife, especially the club scene here. That all came to a grinding halt earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Nightclubs remain closed and now the city government has tried to impose an 11 pm closing time on all bars and restaurants. Some bar owners have gone to court - and won, so they're allowed to remain open for now.

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