Many people in China are calling for a temporary ban on the wildlife trade to be made permanent to help contain the coronavirus. (Feb. 14)
At his daily press briefing, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke about how to balance the need to restart the economy with concerns about risking a possible "second wave" of infections. Watch his remarks. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Chinese government has been working on new wild animal protection laws across the country. China took step to ban illegal wildlife trade and consumption on February 24. Was that just the first step? What will come next? Check out this video. Jalen Rose joins Mike Greenberg on Get Up to discuss Charles Barkley's concerns about the return of the NBA amid the coronavirus pandemic.
✔️ President Donald Trump says he is not happy with China and has asked U.S. intelligence agencies to investigate the origins of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the world has every right to investigate, and that the U.S. is also worried about other labs throughout China that are conducting research on contagious pathogens with an unknown level of security. VOA's Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine has the story.