Newsy 30 Mar 2020

Modi apologizes for COVID-19 lockdown


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologized in his weekly radio address for the lockdown that left citizens jobless and hungry.

Peru's COVID-19 lockdown is in its seventh week as the country grapples with the pandemic. One hot spot for coronavirus infections is turning out to be food markets especially in the country's capital Lima.
One out of every five stallholders tested positive for COVID-19 at a popular street market in Lima.

The authorities launched spot tests in the Caquéta food market on Wednesday.

The surprise testing showed how rapidly the coronavirus was spreading in spite of Peru's stringent lockdown.
Out of 854 stallholders, 163 tested positive.
Healthcare workers are risking their lives every day caring for COVID-19 patients, but some are facing threats of deportation. NBC News spoke with two N.Y. doctors that shared concerns over losing their temporary work visas.
Baby Eli was acting lethargic when his parents Dawn and Sean Clancey took him to the doctor, where the whole family was tested for COVID-19. And at only 12 days old, both baby Eli and his father tested positive for the virus. Now, the time that would normally be spent happily bonding has been thrown for a loop. The new parents have had to isolate in different rooms, but the outlook for their son's health is positive. "The odds are in his favor," said his mother Dawn.
Dr. Amesh Adalja of Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security discusses what makes the antibody test different and more complex than the diagnostic test for COVID-19. Aired on 04/14/2020.

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