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CGTN America 27 Feb 2020

Wuhan's war on COVID-19: How China mobilizes the whole country to contain the virus


#Wuhan, a metropolis of 11 million residents in central China's Hubei Province, is fighting an unprecedented battle this winter. The enemy is the novel coronavirus. To minimize the spread of the virus, the city with a population 1.3 times that of New York was locked down on January 23.

Over 1,500 medical workers have been infected, and some have sacrificed their lives to save others. Wuhan has so far built two infectious disease hospitals, increased the number of designated hospitals to over 40 and put in use 13 temporary hospitals, bringing the total number of available beds to over 40,000, while preparing another 70,000 beds at quarantine sites. No one will be left unattended.

"China's efforts have bought the world time - even though those steps have come at greater cost to China itself," said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. It is a special war between humans and a new virus. Defending Wuhan is protecting China and the whole world. "No victory should be hastily announced until there is a complete win." #Coronavirous

In this edition of One America News Investigates, Chanel Rion and John Hines examine the timeline of President Trump's fight against COVID-19.

With the threat impacting America, the President took early and decisive action to wage an all-out war against the virus. His bold handling of this invisible enemy has led to criticism from the mainstream media, leading Democrats like Joe Biden and the WHO.

Exclusive interview with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar included!

Tune in Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th at 10 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. PST - only on One America News!
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