The number of people infected with a new strain of coronavirus in China tripled over the weekend and is spreading from Wuhan to other major cities. The new cases of pneumonia-like illness caused by the virus has been detected in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. Scientists have also confirmed that the virus can be spread from human to human, which is bad news for China as it prepares for the Spring Holiday which is the busiest travel season. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.
A team from Sky News were on one of the last flights into China before borders were closed to foreigners and had to enter forced quarantine. Connecticut Sun forward Theresa Plaisance joins Outside the Lines and opens up about her experience while playing in China, where she believes she contracted the coronavirus after suffering from severe symptoms.
✔️ Tulane University helps process coronavirus tests as number of confirmed cases statewide spikes. (April 3) The death toll from coronavirus in Italy is mounting as nearly a quarter of the country's population starts the week under travel and other restrictions. In the United States, the number of cases is surging - spreading to 34 states - with 22 people having died from the illness. In China, a different picture, with workers slowly returning to their offices as the number of new coronavirus cases declines. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports]