Associated Press

Associated Press 30 Mar 2020

Shops open in Wuhan as virus outbreak wanes


Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China's virus outbreak are reopening but customers are scarce as authorities lift more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months. (March 30)

Demonstrators have taken to the streets in Lebanon as the coronavirus has worsened the economic crisis there. CBS News foreign correspondent Imtiaz Tyab joins CBSN's Reena Ninan with a look at the escalating situation.
Grocery stores across the U.S. are installing protective plastic shields at checkouts to help keep cashiers and shoppers from infecting one another with the coronavirus as the world struggles with the escalating pandemic. (March 26)
In Mexico, there are concerns that there could be hidden victims of the coronavirus pandemic.

Women's rights advocates say the country has a bad track record with gender-based violence - and the outbreak is only making things worse.

The national network of women shelters has already seen a 60 percent increase in calls for help. They say this is exacerbating an already chronic problem.

"There's a pandemic here apart from COVID-19. A pandemic that we've had for years and that hasn't been attended to. The state's neglected it. And the women who have been murdered are mothers, daughters, friends, Mexican citizens that the state has failed."

Al Jazeera's John Holman reports.
Some health experts and local politicians are concerned that restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 are being lifted too soon in some U.S. states such as Georgia.


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