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T-Rex Cheers For Carers NY
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Summary: US: COVID-19 T-Rex Applauds Healthcare Workers In New York City
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Source: Spectee
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Date: 04/06/2020 02:30 AM
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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit "@jameskleinmann via Spectee". Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* 38 sec video Video Location: East Village, Manhattan, New York City, NY, US Video Recording Date/Time: April 5, 2020 at 19:00h Amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, people are showing support for healthcare workers who have been battling the pandemic at the frontline across the states. In Manhattan, at 7:00 pm, a man dressed in T-Rex costume was running through the street to applaud the health care workers and to cheer the residents.

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CORONAVIRUS SPAIN
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Summary: Field hospital in Barcelona to host up to 1,000 Covid-19 patients
Story No: efe010850
Source: Agencia EFE
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Date: 04/14/2020 11:35 AM
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L'Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona), Apr 14 (EFE).- The field hospital  Fira Salut, set up in Barcelona, is now ready to host up to 1,000 coronavirus patients.FOOTAGE OF THE FIELD HOSPITAL FIRA SALUT ON TUESDAY.

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CORONAVIRUS SPAIN
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Summary: Spain enters its second month of lockdown
Story No: efe010824
Source: Agencia EFE
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Date: 04/13/2020 07:12 PM
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Madrid April 13 (EFE),(Camera: Tato Pérez).- Streets of Madrid remain empty as the country entered its second month of lockdown.FOOTAGE OF LA CASTELLANA AVENUE AND SERRANO STREET IN MADRID.

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Locations: Spain , Western Europe , Europe , Madrid
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Spain Virus Hospital
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Summary: ONLYONAP A look at virus fight in Spanish hospital
Story No: 4262855
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 04/02/2020 07:03 PM
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Nurses and doctors treating coronavirus patients at a hospital in northeastern Spain are struggling to keep their morale up.

On the ninth floor of the Germans i Trias Pujol hospital in Badalona near Barcelona, nurses have adapted their workflow to treat patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and at the same time avoid contaminating themselves.

While one nurse or assistant nurse goes into the virus-infected rooms another stands outside and hands the other everything they may need, from medication to food platters.

As they adapt to circumstances and improvise in the face of the scarcity of protective gear, they also try to cheer each other up with post-its and good humor. But it isn't long enough before they go back to worrying about the virus which has infected more than 110,000 people in Spain.

"We may be laughing now only to spend the afternoon crying," said Angela Llobell, an assistant nurse working on the ninth floor.

Flowers are donated to the hospital almost daily. Buckets of bouquets are placed in the reception for nurses and patients to take home with them.

But many fear bringing the virus home too. After all, they've seen so many of their colleagues fall ill. They could be next.

Llobell, aged 26, doesn't return home to her family at night. They live in Valencia. She usually takes the train to visit them once a month, but last time she saw them was over the Christmas holidays.

She worries they will catch the new coronavirus even after seeing some extraordinary recoveries.

"You are afraid that they will catch it, that they fall ill," she says of her family. "Because every day you see young people falling ill. And you think: if this happens to my father, will they have enough breathing machines in case he needs one?"

She knows from experience the ventilators at the hospital she works in are being kept for the patients with the highest chance of survival.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death

Badalona - 1 April 2020

1. Mid of nurses walking in corridor and some talking on phones

2. Nurses with protective gear handing over food platter used by patient with coronavirus

3. Nurse wearing goggles, mask and head cover speaking to another nurse

4. Nurse with protective equipment handing food platter to another nurse

5. Close of television tuned to the news featuring United States President Donald Trump

6. Nurse going into room with coronavirus patients

7. Close of sign on door that reads "STOP, restricted visits and FFP2 (referring to the appropriate type of mask)"

8. Close of nurses helping each other sanitize their hands and gloves

9. Various of nurses and assistant nurses in the middle of hospital floor

10. Close of post-it notes that read "cheer up" and "you are the best"

11. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Angela Llobell, assistant nurse at hospital Germans Trias i Pujol:

"We've been overwhelmed for several days now so we are a bit more sensitive (as in vulnerable). We may be laughing now only to spend the afternoon crying. I don't know, someone will have to teach us to disconnect. But it is very hard to disconnect."

12. Various of flowers being donated to hospital for staff and patients to take home

13. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Angela Llobell, assistant nurse at hospital Germans Trias i Pujol:

"You are afraid that they (your family) will catch it, that they fall ill. Because every day you also see young people falling ill. And you think if this happens to my father, will they have enough breathing machines in case he needs one? That is what has been keeping me up at night every day. You also feel bad for the patients who are so alone."

14. Various of doctors analyzing medical documents and charts

15. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Angela Llobell, assistant nurse at hospital Germans Trias i Pujol:

"A person with multiple pathologies (pre-existing conditions), an 80-year-old, would not be able to enter the ICU right now. These breathing machines are being kept for people who have a higher chance of survival. Although it is true there are many elderly people that leave here walking (after recovering) and you say "Oh my! They are great!" it doesn't do as much damage to everyone. But it is true we are having to filter, and that is very sad."

16. Close of window

17. Various of doctors in meeting about coronavirus

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Spain ICU Virus
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Summary: ONLYONAP Library becomes ICU for virus patients
Story No: 4262693
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 04/02/2020 01:42 AM
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As Spain's virus infections broke the 100,000 mark, a hospital in the northeastern region of Catalonia has been forced to turn its library into an Intensive Care Unit to deal with the influx of COVID-19 patients in critical condition.

Health workers at the Germans Trias i Pujol hospital outside Barcelona are struggling to get their hands on the appropriate protective gear and improvising with plastic aprons instead.

A brand-new area of this hospital originally built for heart surgery patients to recover in was also turned into a COVID-19 ICU before it was even inaugurated.

Spanish health authorities said Wednesday the country registered a new record of 864 deaths in one day and that the total number of deaths reached 9,053 since the beginning of the outbreak.

Total infections hit 102,136 cases.

But the 24-hour increase of 7,719 was 1,500 fewer than the increase from the previous day, offering hope that the contagion rate is stabilizing.

For most people the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

Badalona, Barcelona province - 1 April 2020

1. Library turned Intensive Care Unit for COVID-19 patients in Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol

2. Health workers removing x-ray plate from back of patient with COVID-19

3. Patient on her stomach

4. Various of health workers treating patient

5. Health workers looking in ICU from behind a glass

6. Various of health workers communicating using walkie talkies, UPSOUND (Catalan) "Hello, Javi, can you look (for something) on the tables"

7. Two patients laying on their stomachs

8. Various of health worker treating patient

9. Health workers taking chest x-ray of patient in ICU

10. Patient's feet and empty beds being prepared for incoming ICU patients

11. Health workers in corridor of the original ICU floor

12. Various of health workers treating and speaking with patients, holding and caressing patients' hands and feet

13. Various of health workers putting on protective gear to enter ICU

14. Various of patients inside ICU

15. Various of health workers preparing medication

16. Various of patients

17. Health workers inside a brand new area of the hospital meant to be for patients recovering from heart surgery but used instead for COVID-19 patients

18. Patients hooked up on ventilator

19. Health worker looking at patient through window

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Spain Virus Hospital ICU 1
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Summary: ONLY ON AP Spain ICU on frontline of virus battle
Story No: 4262275
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Date: 03/30/2020 04:50 PM
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The medical team at the intensive care unit of a hospital in northeastern Spain is working around the clock to battle the new coronavirus and save as many lives as they can.

The German Trias i Pujol hospital in Badalona has tripled the number of beds available for patients in critical condition due to COVID-19.

Many patients there have developed a bilateral pneumonia forcing doctors to intubate them and required assisted ventilation.

To try an ease breathing, patients at this ICU are also temporarily flipped onto their stomachs.  

Many healthcare workers are needed to do this safely.

For most people the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

  

The protective isolation measures for both patients in the 12 ICU boxes and the medical team treating them has forced hospital workers to use new methods of communication.

They exchange notes and make signs through a glass separating the ICU from the rest of the hospitals. Some also use walkie talkies.

  

Entering and leaving the ICU requires extensive and careful preparation and focus.

Medical staff must be careful not to let the virus out to avoid infecting their co-workers and families at home.

But even with all the precautions, health workers in Spain have been one of the most impacted by the new coronavirus.

Authorities in Spain say that 12,298 health workers in the country have so far tested positive.

The figure is 14.4% of the total reported infections, which rose on Monday above 85,000 and placed Spain ahead of China and only behind the United States and Italy in the list of nations with greater contagion.

++THIS IS PART 1 OF A 2-PART ONLY ON AP EDIT ON SCENES INSIDE A SPANISH HOSPITAL ICU - PART 2 4262274++

Badalona – 27 March 2020

1. Wide of several COVID-19 patients in the ICU

2. Medical team around COVID-19 patient who is in prone position to breath better

3. Medical team turning patient back from prone position in normal stomach up position

4. Medical team communicating through window

5. Wide of ICU as seen from behind window

6. Close of sign outside window that

reads "COVID-19 POSITIVE"

7. Various of hospital workers treating patients in ICU

8. Pan of patients in bed at ICU

9. Various of hospital workers treating patients in ICU

10. Mid of patients sheets being adapted

11. Various of breathing machines

12. Hospital worker handing something to her colleagues inside patient room

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Spain Virus Hospital ICU 2
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Summary: ONLY ON AP Spain ICU on frontline of virus battle
Story No: 4262274
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 03/30/2020 04:49 PM
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The medical team at the intensive care unit of a hospital in northeastern Spain is working around the clock to battle the new coronavirus and save as many lives as they can.

The German Trias i Pujol hospital in Badalona has tripled the number of beds available for patients in critical condition due to COVID-19.

Many patients there have developed a bilateral pneumonia forcing doctors to intubate them and required assisted ventilation.

To try an ease breathing, patients at this ICU are also temporarily flipped onto their stomachs.  

Many healthcare workers are needed to do this safely.

For most people the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

  

The protective isolation measures for both patients in the 12 ICU boxes and the medical team treating them has forced hospital workers to use new methods of communication.

They exchange notes and make signs through a glass separating the ICU from the rest of the hospitals. Some also use walkie talkies.

  

Entering and leaving the ICU requires extensive and careful preparation and focus.

Medical staff must be careful not to let the virus out to avoid infecting their co-workers and families at home.

But even with all the precautions, health workers in Spain have been one of the most impacted by the new coronavirus.

Authorities in Spain say that 12,298 health workers in the country have so far tested positive.

The figure is 14.4% of the total reported infections, which rose on Monday above 85,000 and placed Spain ahead of China and only behind the United States and Italy in the list of nations with greater contagion.

++THIS IS PART 2 OF A 2-PART ONLY ON AP EDIT ON SCENES INSIDE A SPANISH HOSPITAL ICU - PART 1 4262275++

Badalona – 27 March 2020

1. Hospital workers disinfecting mattress

2. Various of hospital workers pushing medical equipment and putting on protective equipment

3. Various of hospital workers putting on suits

4. Various of hospital worker writing names on the back of the suits

5. Various of hospital workers carefully undressing after being inside the intensive care unit (ICU)

6. Wide of corridor, hospital workers leaving at end of shift as others arrive for the new shift

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Belgium Virus Hospital
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Summary: Liege hospital ICU treats 15 critical virus patients
Story No: 4261852
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Date: 03/27/2020 12:43 PM
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Liege hospital intensive care unit in Belgium on Friday confirmed it is currently treating 15 critical patients infected with the new coronavirus, but has the situation under control for the moment.

According to Julien Guntz, Liege hospital Intensive Care Unit head doctor, the challenge is not as much the disease, but really the influx of patients - doctors know how to treat them, but they can only treat so many at the same time.

Specific measures and routes have been implemented in the hospital to make sure that infected patients never cross the path of other doctors and patients.

All coronavirus patients are treated with ventilators and are under constant care and monitoring.

Currently Belgium has 7,284 cases of the new virus, with 289 deaths.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

Liege, Belgium - 27 March 2020

1. Mid of doctors inside and outside coronavirus patient room

2. Mid of doctors inside coronavirus patient room

3. Doctor outside room talking through microphone

4. Doctors inside room listening

5. SOUNDBITE (French) Julien Guntz, Liege hospital Intensive Care Unit head doctor:

"The situation is under control, we dedicated specific units only to handle patients with Covid disease, and we currently have enough free beds to welcome all patients who will require them and we have the maximum means possible at our disposal"

6. Wide of patient inside room with sign reading (French): "COVID-19 suspect"

7. Close of sign

8. SOUNDBITE (French) Julien Guntz, Liege hospital Intensive Care Unit head doctor:

"The problem really is the number of patients, because patients heavily affected can stay several weeks at the intensive care unit. So if we get only a few this is not an issue, but when a lot are coming and we already have a lot of patients in, and who are here for a long time, this is a real challenge. That is what we see in other country, the issue is the massive flow of patients to handle and that is why confinement is so important, so we don't have too many heavy patients to handle simultaneously"

9. Wide of doctors inside coronavirus patient room

10. Close of sign reading (French): "COVID-19 confirmed"

11. Close of medic injecting medication

13. Wide of room

14. Medium of patient lying in bed inside treatment room

15. Close of patient's feet

16. Wide of doctors

17. Various exteriors of Liege hospital

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UK Royal Infirmary Of Edinburgh
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Summary: UK: The Royal Infirmary Of Edinburgh Staff Cheers For Patient Who Defeated Coronavirus
Story No: spt005058
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Date: 04/13/2020 04:45 PM
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Video Location: The Royal Infirmary Of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Video Posting Date/Time: April 10, 2020

The Royal Infirmary Of Edinburgh staff cheered for 78 years old Roger Street, who successfully defeated COVID-19.

Roger walked down the hospital hallway while the medical workers clapped for him like a hero!

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UK Virus Briefing
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Summary: Virus deaths pass 10,000 in UK
Story No: 4264364
Source: UK POOL
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Date: 04/12/2020 03:56 PM
People: Boris Johnson
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The UK's Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Sunday said it was a "sombre" day after he announced the national death toll from the new coronavirus had passed 10,000.

Hancock said the 10,612 deaths caused by "this invisible killer demonstrates just how serious coronavirus is" and reminded the public the importance of social distancing.

The health secretary announced over 5,000 former National Health Service (NHS) staff had returned to support efforts to tackle the virus outbreak and over 36,000 had come forward to enlist.

He also fought back at those who said the NHS would be "overwhelmed" by the pandemic, saying there were currently 2,295 critical care beds available.

This had been possible by the creation of temporary hospitals, which had also enabled a "record number" of ventilators to be put to use.

Hancock said it was "great news" that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had left hospital after being treated for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.

UK POOL

London - 12 April 2020

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1. SOUNDBITE (English) Matt Hancock, UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care:

"It's great news that the prime minister (Boris Johnson) has been discharged from hospital and is now continuing his recovery at Chequers (country house of prime minister). I hope everyone has seen his message of love and thanks to all those who've supported his recovery. And to the NHS colleagues who've cared for him so brilliantly at St Thomas' Hospital."

++BLACK FRAMES++

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Matt Hancock, UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care:

"Today marks a sombre day in the impact of this disease as we join the list of countries who have seen more than 10,000 deaths related to coronavirus. The fact that over 10,000 people have now lost their lives to this invisible killer demonstrates just how serious coronavirus is and why the national effort that everyone is engaged in is so important. According to the most recent figures, 282,374 people have now been tested for coronavirus. 84,279 have tested positive. Across Great Britain, the number people admitted to hospital with coronavirus symptoms is now 19,945. And of those who've contracted the virus, 10,612 have tragically died."

++BLACK FRAMES++

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Matt Hancock, UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care:

"The latest figures show that in Great Britain, we have 2,295 spare critical care beds, up 150 from yesterday. So throughout this crisis, with all the challenges that we've been dealing with, all the operational difficulties and all of the logistics, we have always been able to provide the very best of care to everybody who needs it, through the NHS. At the start of this crisis, people said that the NHS would be overwhelmed. And we've seen that (corrects) and we've seen the risk of that. Elsewhere, but not here."

++BLACK FRAMES++

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Matt Hancock, UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care:

"This (temporary hospitals) critical expansion is partly because we have a record number of ventilators - 9,775 - and partly because we have record numbers of returners coming back and rejoining the NHS. Over 5,000 former staff are now back on the NHS frontline and over 36,000 have come forward to enlist."

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CORONAVIRUS UK
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Summary: Johnson spends second night in ICU
Story No: efe010643
Source: Agencia EFE
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Date: 04/08/2020 11:34 AM
People: Boris Johnson
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London, Apr 8 (EFE/EPA).- (Camera: Andy Rain) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent his second night in intensive care due to Covid-19. FOOTAGE OF DOWNING STREET.

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UK Virus Johnson Update
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Summary: Raab: Johnson is a fighter, breathing without help
Story No: 4263588
Source: UK POOL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 04/07/2020 04:39 PM
People: Boris Johnson
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The UK's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Tuesday UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a "fighter" and remained in a stable condition overnight as he continues to battle the coronavirus.

Johnson was admitted to St. Thomas’ Hospital late Sunday with a fever and cough that persisted 10 days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.

He was moved to the intensive care unit on Monday evening after his condition worsened.

Raab said Johnson was receiving standard oxygen treatment and breathing without any assistance.

He said: "I'm confident he'll pull through because if there's one thing I know about this Prime Minister, he's a fighter and he'll be back at the helm leading us through this crisis in short order."

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

UK POOL

London - 7 April 2020

1. SOUNDBITE (English) Dominic Raab, UK Foreign Secretary:

"I can tell you he's receiving the very best care from the excellent medical team at St. Thomas' Hospital. He remained stable overnight. He's receiving standard oxygen treatment and breathing without any assistance. He's not required any mechanical ventilation or noninvasive respiratory support. He remains in good spirits and in keeping with clinical practice his progress continues to be monitored closely in critical care."  

++BLACK FRAMES+++

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Dominic Raab, UK Foreign Secretary:

"So all of our thoughts and prayers are with the Prime Minister at this time, with Carrie (Carrie Symonds, Johnson's fiancee), and with his whole family. And I'm confident he'll pull through because if there's one thing I know about this Prime Minister, he's a fighter and he'll be back at the helm leading us through this crisis in short order."

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People: Boris Johnson
Organisations: United Kingdom government
Locations: United Kingdom , Western Europe , Europe , London , England
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UK Virus Glasgow Hospital
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Summary: Glasgow's SEC turned into temporary virus hospital
Story No: 4263448
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Date: 04/06/2020 11:28 PM
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A conference centre in Glasgow is being turned into a temporary hospital to give extra capacity to Scotland's National Health Service (NHS) during the new coronavirus outbreak.

The SEC (Scottish Events Campus) Centre is the venue where the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, was set to take place in November before being postponed to 2021 because of the pandemic.

The temporary hospital has been named after a Scottish nurse from Glasgow, Louisa Jordan, who died in active service during World War I.

According to the Scottish government, the hospital will provide an initial 300 beds to help safeguard Scotland's NHS during the pandemic.

Glasgow, United Kingdom - 6 April 2020

1. Wide of the SEC (Scottish Events Campus) Centre which has been temporarily converted to the NHS Louisa Jordan hospital

2. Medium of construction workers walking into SEC Centre

3. Wide of the SEC Centre entrance

4. Tilt down of the SEC Centre sign to the NHS Louisa Jordan sign

5. Close of NHS Louisa Jordan sign

6. Close of people walking out of the building

7. Wide of the SEC Centre entrance

8. Medium of NHS Louisa Jordan hospital sign

9. Close of COVID-19 social distancing notice

10. Mid of construction workers walking out of the SEC Centre

11. Tilt down of SEC Centre

12. Mid of Scottish Ambulance Service container on site

13. Mid of SEC Centre

14. Wide of workers putting up fencing around the SEC Centre

15. Wide of the SEC Centre

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UK Virus Raab
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Summary: Raab designated to take over from UK PM if needed
Story No: 4263421
Source: UK POOL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 04/06/2020 08:41 PM
People: Boris Johnson
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened Monday, just a day after he was admitted for what were said to be routine tests.

Britain has no official post of deputy prime minister, but Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been designated to take over should Johnson become incapacitated.

In reaction to the update on Johnson's health, Raab said "the prime minister asked me as first secretary to deputise for him where necessary in driving forward the government's plans to defeat coronavirus."

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

The vast majority of people recover.

UK POOL

London - 6 April 2020

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1. SOUNDBITE (English) Dominic Raab, UK Foreign Secretary:

"Well, since Sunday, the prime minister's been under the medical care of the team at St Thomas' Hospital after he was admitted with persistent coronavirus symptoms. During the course of this afternoon, the prime minister's condition worsened. And on the advice of the medical team, he was moved in to a critical care unit. So in light of those circumstances, the prime minister asked me as first secretary to deputise for him where necessary in driving forward the government's plans to defeat coronavirus. And as you'll know, we, he's been receiving excellent care at St Thomas' Hospital. And we'd like to take this opportunity as a government to thank NHS (UK National Health Service) staff up and down the country for all of their dedication, hard work and commitment in treating everyone who's been affected by this awful virus."

(Reporter question: "With the prime minister now in intensive care, this is obviously an extremely serious situation. I mean, how worried should people be about his health and about who's in charge of the government?")

Dominic Raab: "Well, the government's business will continue. And the prime minister is in safe hands with a brilliant team at St Thomas' Hospital. And the focus of the government will continue to be on making sure the prime minister's direction, all the plans for making sure that we can defeat coronavirus and pull the country through this challenge will be taken forward."

(Reporter question: "Are you confident, though, that the government is under control tonight?")

Dominic Raab: "There's an incredibly strong team spirit behind the prime minister and making sure that we get all of the plans that the prime minister's instructed us to deliver to get them implemented as soon as possible. And that's the way we will bring the whole country through the ground up coronavirus challenge that we face right now."

++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++

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People: Boris Johnson
Organisations: United Kingdom government
Locations: United Kingdom , Western Europe , Europe , London , England
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US Trump Virus Fauci Rift
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Summary: Trump: No rift with Fauci over virus response
Story No: 4264520
Source: US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 04/14/2020 01:13 AM
People: Anthony Fauci , Donald Trump , Steven Mnuchin
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President Donald Trump denied any rift with a key member of his White House Coronavirus Task Force, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a day after the president retweeted a tweet that included the hashtag "#FireFauci."

Asked by a reporter at Monday's White House briefing if he and Fauci "were on the same page," the president insisted they were.

"Yeah, we have from the beginning. I don't know what it is exactly, but if I put somebody's opinion up, you know, I don''t mind controversy," the president said.

"I think controversy is a good thing, not a bad thing. But I want it to be honest controversy," Trump said.

Fauci told an interviewer over the weekend that there would have been fewer deaths in the US due to the coronavirus, if social distancing and mitigation efforts started earlier.

Monday, Fauci took to the podium to clarify that statement and indicate that Trump took his advice as the health crisis loomed.

During the briefing, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the administration is mulling additional ways to stimulate the economy through additional legislation.

The president also declined to say if he would try to reopen the US economy by May 1st, but said his administration will provide additional guidance in the coming days.

And he said he would consider the views of two of his top health experts, Fauci, and Dr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator of his White House task force.

But he said he would weigh that advice against the advice of "many other people."

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Washington, DC - 13 April 2020

1. Mid of President Trump at podium

2. Cutaway of reporters

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"(Reporter: Are you and Dr. Fauci on the same page?) Yeah, we have from the beginning.

I don't know what it is exactly, but if I put somebody's opinion up, you know, I don't mind controversy. I think controversy is a good thing, not a bad thing. But I want it to be honest controversy. Now, when I got a call, I got a call, not very quickly. And nobody saw that as being any big deal. They said, how are you doing with Dr. Fauci? I said, I'm doing great. And I didn't talk to Dr. Fauci, even until we just got here. Dr. Fauci asked one of the people if he could get up and speak. And he did."

4. Cutaway of reporters

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Steve Mnuchin, Treasury Secretary

"So Phase 4,  for the president, as has talked about infrastructure for a long period of time. We've talked about, to the extent that the hospitals need more money because of the medical issues, we'll monitor that. We want to make sure there are incentives for restaurants, entertainment, people to get back to those types of things. So, we'll be looking at very specifically provisions to stimulate parts of the economy. Some of them may be money issues. Some of them may be regulatory issues."

6. Mid of Trump

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"(Reporter: Is it possible to reopen the economy on May the 1st?) I don't want to say that. You'll be hearing over the next few days."

8. Cutaway of Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"(Reporter: So my question is, as you make the next decision, which you have said may be the most difficult or important decision of your presidency.  Will you assure the American people that you will again take the advice of the doctors, of Dr. Fauci of Dr. Birks. Will you take the advice of the health experts before you do that.) I will and many other people also. But I will absolutely take their advice. (Reporter: But would you go against their recommendation if they say you need another 15 or 30 days?) I don't think it would be lightly, because I don't think we're not very far from being on the same page."

10. Mid of Trump at podium

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Story No: cctv039153
Source: China Central Television (CCTV) , China Global Television Network (CGTN)
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Date: 04/13/2020 07:28 PM
People: Michael Pence , Peter Navarro , Alex Azar , Donald Trump
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"Never seen anything like it," read the headline of a New York Times article on April 8 as the U.S. entered its fourth week of national emergency due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The report painted a dim picture of cars snaking in miles-long queues at food banks from Nebraska to Washington. Approximately 16.8 million Americans were laid off or put on furlough in a span of three weeks – that's over 10 percent of the American workforce, which outpaced the worst month of the Great Recession.

On Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump declared major disaster in all 50 states – for the first time in U.S. history. For some, the quick succession of life-changing events were too difficult to comprehend.

How did things get here?

As early as December 31, 2019, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) learned of a "cluster of 27 cases of pneumonia" of unexplained origin in Wuhan on the same day that China reported the same number of pneumonia cases of unknown etiology in the central Chinese city.

Between December 31, 2019 and January 3, 2020, China reported 44 such cases to the WHO China Country Office.

On January 1, the WHO set up the Incident Management Support Team to prepare for an outbreak. Two days later a Chinese official informed CDC Director Robert Redfield about the outbreak of a respiratory illness in Wuhan. Redfield relayed the information to Alex Azar, the Health and Human Services secretary, who then told the National Security Council.

But it wasn't until late January that Trump made his first comments about the disease, a day after the U.S. confirmed its first case in Seattle. "We have it totally under control," the president sounded sanguine.

Between Beijing's notification and Trump's reaction, the WHO issued its first Disease Outbreak News and a technical guidance on how to detect, test and manage potential cases to all countries, while Chinese health authorities identified the virus and shared its genetic makeup publicly. It was also during this period that local health authorities in Wuhan ruled out flu, avian flu, adenovirus infections, the severe acute respiratory syndrome and the Middle East respiratory syndrome. Plus, China's National Health Commission confirmed that the novel coronavirus was being transmitted between humans.

Across the pond, the CDC fell short of taking concrete prevention and control measures except offering a warning against Americans traveling to Wuhan. It seemed that the emerging cases in Thailand, Japan and South Korea by January 20 failed to capture their attention.

Over the next few days, Washington was on a hectic schedule in imposing travel restrictions from China and evacuating American citizens from Wuhan.

According to a Washington Post report, Trump's long-term adviser Peter Navarro wrote a memo warning of 500,000 or more American deaths in late January. However, his words fell flat, along with U.S. intelligence agencies that "have been warning on this since January."

There was back then discord within the White House over the virus, with some Trump aides urging action while others putting the November elections above everything else.

One day after the WHO declared the coronavirus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the U.S. announced a public health emergency over the virus, on the last day of January.

Soon after the U.S. issued travel warnings, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the authorization for the emergency use of the CDC assay in early February. Two days later, the CDC announced that it was distributing the diagnostic test kits to labs across the nation. As the disease spread, Trump even told a political rally in New Hampshire that by April, "When it gets a little warmer, the [disease] miraculously goes away." The WHO later said there is no reason to believe that the virus behaves differently in different temperatures.

As the administration projected an image of confidence in handling the issue, Azar said travel restrictions were "measured and incremental" since they did not apply to citizens, permanent residents or immediate family members. On February 17, the U.S. repatriated 300 American passengers aboard the Diamond Princess, some of who were infected.

The epidemic had evidently landed on U.S. soil. Despite issuing travel advisories for Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea, health authorities reported the first instance of possible community spread on February 26. Trump appointed Vice President Mike Pence to head the COVID-19 task force, but the federal response was meandering at best. The CDC and the FDA then distributed new tests to public laboratories to address inconclusive results given by the previous diagnostic kits. On the last day of February, the U.S. recorded its first death from the coronavirus.

On March 6, Trump once again stated in no uncertain terms that "anybody who wants a test will get a test" while touring the CDC facilities, even as shortages of testing kits continued to plague hospitals across the country. He even said three days later that the virus would "go away. Just stay calm."

The virus, however, wasn't going anywhere as the WHO declared a global pandemic on March 11. On the same day, Redfield said at a House Oversight Committee discussion, "Some cases have actually been diagnosed that way in the United States today."

Even as some U.S. states languished in taking action, the CDC published a guidance recommending canceling or postponing mass gatherings of over 50 people. But the advisory was simply cautionary, as it didn't have the force of law. Suddenly, concepts like "social distancing," "self-quarantine" and "flattening the curve" that seemed foreign to most Americans just a month ago became the norm in this grim new reality.

Local governments differed in the intensity of their recommendations and warnings. The vibrant San Francisco Bay Area, home to Silicon Valley, entered a three-week lockdown on March 17, with New York City following suit five days later. Mayors in cities elsewhere with lower population densities did not go to such lengths.

All the while, economic woes deepened, with Wall Street triggering circuit breakers that halted trading three times by mid-March. The Federal Reserve further slashed interest rates in a bid to shield the economy from a crisis.

On March 26, the country led the number of reported coronavirus cases, becoming the new epicenter of the pandemic.

As the outbreak drags into April, hospitals nationwide are feeling the crunch as they lose billions of dollars due to revamping their facilities for emergency care in the face of patient surges. Non-urgent surgeries and other profitable operations have to be cut, while physicians and other medical staff have to reduce patient visits.

The Trump administration is only beginning to roll out 30 billion U.S. dollars in grants to hospitals this month, but in the meantime, cash-strapped institutions are furloughing hundreds of employees.

While deaths in the country continue to climb and surging unemployment places an unprecedented burden on government institutions, Trump is eying an economic restart in May. Even that target is being contested by skeptical health authorities such as FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn, who said it's too early to tell.

While expert competence still exists in the U.S. government, politics and mixed messaging continues to hamper federal efforts to direct a coherent response to this formidable disease.

Miami, Florida, USA - April 7-9, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)

1. Ambulance moving

2. Medical staff transferring patient on movable sickbed

3. Various of people wearing masks, waiting in line

4. Board with sign reading "Do Not Enter, Ambulances Only"; woman walking

5. Various of people wearing masks at hospital

Washington D.C., USA - April 13, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)

6. Graphics showing COVID-19 cases surge in U.S.

Washington D.C., USA - March 14, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)

7. Capitol Building

8. Washington Monument

FILE: Chicago, USA - March 13, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)

9. Passengers wearing mask walking in airport

Washington D.C., USA - April 13, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)

10. Graphics showing COVID-19 fatality, recovery rates

Arlington, Illinois, USA - March 18, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)

11. Workers in protective gears at drive-through check point

12. Various of checkpoint

FILE: Indiana, USA - Date Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)

13. Various of researcher at work in laboratory

Washington D.C., USA - April 13, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)

14. Graphics showing COVID-19 samples tested by public labs in U.S.

Chicago, USA - March 23, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)

15. Various of empty streets, buildings

Washington D.C., USA - March 17, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)

16. Empty shelves

17. Notice on shelf

18. Various of shoppers lining up at cashier's

New York City, USA - March 26, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)

19. Various of streets, pedestrian with mask

Maryland, USA - April 4, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)

20. Various of abolished drive-through check point for COVID-19

21. Various of medical waste

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Source: US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
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Date: 04/10/2020 08:33 PM
People: Donald Trump
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President Donald Trump says there is no need to test the entire U.S. population amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"We're going to do testing. But you don't need to test 325 to 350 million people because, number one, it's unnecessary," said Trump.

"Vast numbers, vast areas of our country don't need this. I think you agree with me on that. You just don't need it. Now we have certain hotspots."

Trump's comments comes as the worldwide number of deaths tracked by Johns Hopkins University hit a bleak milestone of 100,000 since late December, when the outbreak emerged in China.

More than 1.6 million people around the globe have been infected, by the university's count.

The true number of lives lost is believed to be much higher because of limited testing, cover-ups by some governments, and different counting practices.

For example, in places like New York, Italy and Spain, many victims who died outside a hospital - say, in a home or a nursing home - have not been counted.

The U.S. had over 18,000 dead, putting it on track to overtake Italy as the country with the highest death toll. Almost a half-million Americans were confirmed infected.

President Trump also spoke about fighting for financial help for Boeing and other businesses and a look foward to the fourth quarter of the year for a lift in the economy following the pandemic's effect on the country.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE - AUTHORIZED RE-USE BY AP’S BROADCAST AND DIGITAL OUTPUT ONLY/CHECKED BY ABC 11TH FEB 2022

Washington DC - 10 April 2020

1. Cutaway of President Donald Trump in White House brieifng room

2. SOUNDBITE (English) PDonald Trump, U.S. President:

"We have a great plan for the airlines. We get to keep the airlines going. You know, it's never been a great business, but it's a very vital business for the country. We're going to be meeting with Boeing. We're going to be meeting with a lot of companies that are great companies and were great companies a short while ago. I mean, we can't let anything happen to Boeing. It's you know, that so much potential. You talk about potential. Can anything have more potential than that?"

3. Cutaway

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"So this quarter isn't the quarter I'm looking at. Third quarter, we start to think about it, and I think fourth quarter is going to be at a level that maybe we haven't seen before. I think our country with the stimulus, with all that we've been through, we've learned a lot. Don't forget, we've learned about pandemics and epidemics. We've learned a tremendous amount."

5. Cutaway

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"I think we have a chance to be stronger than before. I really do. I think the stimulus is very important. What we're doing I think is very, very important."

7. Cutaway

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"You don't need testing. You don't have to test every person in the state of Iowa, as an example, you don't have to test every single person to say, let's open up and let's get the tractors moving and let's get the corn and let's open up all of the different things they do in that great state. You don't need that. With that being said, if there's a little hot corner someplace, we'll be testing."

9. Cutaway

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"We have the Abbott test, which is very quick and very easy, goes very fast. Then we have a lesser test that we talked about where we can talk about a larger area. But you're going to know. So we're going to do testing. But you don't need to test 325 to 350 million people because, number one, it's unnecessary."

11. Cutaway

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"Vast numbers, vast areas of our country don't need this. I think you agree with me on that. You just don't need it. Now we have certain hotspots. So Louisiana is a hotspot. New York's a hotspot. Detroit's a hotspot. And then you have certain areas in certain hotspots that you have to even go more so. And we're doing all of that."

13. Cutaways

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Summary: Trump sends out Easter message amid virus
Story No: 4264171
Source: US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 04/10/2020 04:57 PM
People: Donald Trump
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President Donald Trump sent out an Easter message from the Oval Office Friday as Christians around the world are encouraged not to gather for the holiday amid the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 473,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the United States and over 17,000 have died.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and a cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and could lead to death.

US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE - AUTHORIZED RE-USE BY AP’S BROADCAST AND DIGITAL OUTPUT ONLY/CHECKED BY ABC 11TH FEB 2022

Washington DC - 10 April 2020

1. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office with Bishop Harry Jackson

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

“Thank you very much. On this Good Friday, Christians from all around the world remember the suffering and death upon the cross of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. And Easter Sunday, we will celebrate his glorious resurrection. At this holy time, our nation is engaged in a battle like never before, the invisible enemy."

++SEPARATED BY BLACK++

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"Though we will not be able to gather together with one another as we normally would on Easter, we can use this sacred time to focus on prayer, reflection and growing in our personal relationship with God. So important. I ask all Americans to pray that God will heal our nation, to bring comfort to those who are grieving, to give strength to the doctors, nurses and health care workers, to restore health to the sick and to renew the hope in every person who is suffering. Our nation will come through like never before."

++SEPARATED BY BLACK++

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"As our  nation battles the invisible enemy, we reaffirm that Americans believe in the power of prayer, we give thanks for the majesty of creation and for the gift of eternal life and we place our trust in the hands of almighty God. I’d like to just wish everybody a very happy Easter. We’re going to be celebrating that very, very special day, and it’s going to be, hopefully, a very good weekend and a very productive weekend."

++SEPARATED BY BLACK++

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Bishop Harry Jackson, Hope Christian Church in Beltsville Maryland:

"But in this great land that was set up to glorify your name we want to break, we come against the spirit of division. Lord let e pluribus unim be a reality in us. Let there be a uniting of America. Heal the divide between race, class and gender. Once again give this great man our President and Vice President wisdom beyond their natural limitations, give them insights so they can cover us, lead us and bless us. We bless them and America in Jesus name. Be encouraged hope is on the way. Amen."

6. Cutaway

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Summary: Trump: Aggressive measures slowing spread of virus
Story No: 4263858
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS , US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 04/08/2020 11:29 PM
People: Donald Trump
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US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday social distancing and other measures aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus were having an impact.

At the daily White House briefing, Trump told reporters Americans were heading into the "final stretch" and that there was "light at the end of the tunnel."

Health experts have suggested social distancing as one of the key measures to tackle the global pandemic.

Weekly death totals are expected to reach a new high in the United States this week.

More than 12,000 people have died from the virus in the US.

But President Trump sounded a note of optimism.

"If every American continues to strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines, we can defeat the invisible enemy and save countless lives," Trump said.

The president also urged Congress to pass a $250 billion dollar package to assist small businesses during the pandemic.

The Trump administration is seeking the funds to support a program designed to help small businesses and keep them from laying off workers in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, that clear up in two to three weeks.

For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and could lead to death.

US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE - AUTHORIZED RE-USE BY AP’S BROADCAST AND DIGITAL OUTPUT ONLY/CHECKED BY ABC 11TH FEB 2022

Washington DC - 8 April 2020

1. US President Donald Trump at White House briefing

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Washington DC - 8 April 2020

2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"As we mourn the terrible loss of life from this grave pandemic, we're seeing signs that our aggressive strategy to slow the spread is working. The number of new cases is stabilizing, the number of beds necessary in so many locations. I was watching this morning New York, I was watching Louisiana, you see what's going on. The numbers are changing and they're changing rapidly. And soon we'll be over that curve. We'll be over the top and we'll be headed in the right direction. I feel strongly about that."

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Washington DC - 8 April 2020

3. Mid of reporter

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Washington DC - 8 April 2020

4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"Some terrible days ahead but we're going to have some some wonderful days ahead. And we're going to get this behind us, this terrible thing behind us. Some people never be able to forget, if they had a loved one and if they had a great friend or friend. But we're going to get it behind us. This is a tribute to the discipline and the devotion of the American people. What we've accomplished, if every American continues to strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines, we can defeat the invisible enemy and save countless lives that we can do it much more quickly. We're hopefully heading toward a final stretch. The light at the end of the tunnel, as I was saying."

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5. Cutaway of Trump speaking

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Washington DC - 8 April 2020

6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"We're also fighting an economic war to ensure we can quickly turn to full financial strength. We have to get our country back. We have to get going, everybody wants to get going. Yesterday, I asked Congress to provide an additional 250 billion dollars to expand the incredibly successful paycheck protection program. You've seen what's gone on there. It's incredible, actually, which is allowing our small businesses to keep employees on the payroll and get ready for the opening."

US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE - AUTHORIZED RE-USE BY AP’S BROADCAST AND DIGITAL OUTPUT ONLY/CHECKED BY ABC 11TH FEB 2022

Washington DC - 8 April 2020

7. Reporters

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Story No: cctv038793
Source: China Central Television (CCTV)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 03/17/2020 03:01 PM
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Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - March 16, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)

1. Chen Wei (L), researcher of Academy of Military Medical Sciences, at meeting for registration, review of clinical trials of vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

2. Screen showing information of recombinant novel coronavirus vaccine

3. Various of bottles of vaccine

4. Various of meeting in progress

5. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Chen Wei, researcher, Academy of Military Medical Sciences:

"In accordance with international standards and domestic laws and regulations, we have made preliminary preparations for its safety, effectiveness, controllable quality and mass production. We have made all preparations to start the formal clinical trial at any given time."

6. Various of researchers operating vaccination equipments

7. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Chen Wei, researcher, Academy of Military Medical Sciences (partially overlaid with shot 8):

"We are now in a global village. We are a community of shared future for mankind, and vaccine is one of the most powerful scientific and technological weapons to end the novel coronavirus epidemic."

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8. Researcher working in laboratory

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9. Various of researchers developing COVID-19 vaccine in laboratory

China approved the start of clinical trials on a recombinant vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which was developed by China's Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Wuhan City of central China's Hubei province on Monday.

Chen Wei is the leader of the research team and also an academician with the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

China's National Medical Products Administration approved the start of clinical trials on the COVID-19 vaccine after a review meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

Since arriving in Wuhan on Jan. 26, Chen's team has been racing against time in cooperation with local enterprises to develop a recombinant novel coronavirus vaccine. They carried out relevant researches on safety pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, general toxicology and others, on the basis of their prior success in developing an Ebola vaccine.

The team has rapidly completed various tasks including the design of the COVID-19 vaccine. Then, the safety and effectiveness evaluation of the vaccine was completed and its quality had been reconfirmed.

"In accordance with international standards and domestic laws and regulations, we have made preliminary preparations for its safety, effectiveness, controllable quality and mass production. We have made all preparations to start the formal clinical trial at any given time," said Chen.

Chen and her team will focus on the following clinical trials after the approval.

"We are now in a global village. We are a community of shared future for mankind, and vaccine is one of the most powerful scientific and technological weapons to end the novel coronavirus epidemic," said Chen.

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Summary: France: Locals Rush To Supermarkets Before Lockdown 2
Story No: spt004530
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Date: 03/17/2020 03:00 PM
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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit "Mercu/@oxybibix via Spectee". Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* 12 sec video (Looped x3) Video Location: Carrefour, Athis-Mons, France Video Recording Date/Time: March 17, 2020 at 8:35h As the number of coronavirus infection rises, people are rushing to local supermarkets for stocking up food and other necessities. Videos on social media show long queues people are making before entering stores.

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Story No: 4260043
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS , KAROLINE PREISLER HANDOUT
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Date: 03/17/2020 02:22 PM
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On the fifth day after falling ill with the new COVID-19 respiratory disease, Karoline Preisler could finally breathe again without severe lung pain.

But the 48-year-old was still very weak and ill, had slept only three hours at the isolation ward of a hospital in northeastern Germany and worried about her husband and children.

Preisler, a legal practitioner and local politician with the pro-business Free Democrats party from the small town of Barth on the Baltic Sea, fell ill on Wednesday night, a few hours after she was tested positive.

Her husband Hagen Reinhold, a federal lawmaker with the Free Democrats, also tested positive and was put under isolation in Berlin.

Their nine-year-old twins and their 11-year-old tested negative but had been ordered by the health authorities to stay home in Barth in self-isolation with their mother.

Reinhold was allowed to return to take care of the children in Barth before Preisler was admitted to the hospital Saturday morning.

Isolated and sick, Preisler turned to the internet for first-hand information but was unable to find much online from other patients sharing their experiences with COVID-19, so she decided to get things started.

Under the hashtag #coronatagebuch, or #coronadiary, Preisler began tweeting frequent updates to her more-than 5,000 followers about life with COVID-19.

She has posted hollow-eyed pictures of herself with mouth protection, uploaded photos of cleaning staff in full protective gear taking out contaminated clothes from her hospital room and a selfie of her receiving oxygen through thin tubes in her nose.

She frequently, and intimately, updates her readers about how she is dealing with the virus, sometimes well, sometimes not so well, as millions around the globe worry, but still know so little about how COVID-19 can play out on a personal level.

With new infections dwindling in Asia, Europe has become the main front line of the fight against COVID-19.

As of Tuesday, March 17, the virus had infected more than 182,000 worldwide and killed more than 7,150, though more than 79,000 people have already recovered.

In Germany, a country of 83 million, Preisler is one of some 7,300 people who have been tested positive, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.

China, Italy, Iran, South Korea and Spain have the most infections.

For most people, the coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough.

For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.  

Preisler has not been diagnosed with pneumonia, but due to a health precondition, the illness affected her worse than most people her age.

On Thursday, when Preisler already suffered from shortness of breath, she and her kids marked off areas of their home with tape, turning parts of it into a makeshift isolation ward for mom, while leaving the rest of the house to the healthy kids.

Preisler was too sick to cook, so the children took over the kitchen, making waffles topped with lots of powdered sugar and browsing through cookbooks to come up with other recipes.

Friends went grocery shopping and dropped the food in front of the family's home, since none of them were allowed to get in due to the quarantine.  

On Twitter, Preisler updated her followers with a grim sense of humor about the latest developments.

"Dear corona diary, here's a positive approach ... somebody who cannot breathe well saves food. It's too exhausting (to eat). My fitness tracker is proud of my weight loss. Welcome hip bones, that I could live to see you again," Preisler wrote on the second day of her illness.

Despite trying to cheer up her followers with cheeky tweets, Preisler progressively started feeling worse.

She couldn't go to the hospital though, because she couldn't leave her quarantined children alone.

It was only on Friday night that her husband, who was showing only mild symptoms, got permission from health authorities to drive home by car from Berlin in full protection gear without stopping once for gas so he could join her and the kids again.

The next morning, Preisler was admitted to the Krankenhaus am Sund hospital in the city of Stralsund.

She started getting oxygen and inhaled medications that have improved her shortness of breath, but it is not clear yet, when the doctors will release her.

Preisler said she received positive and encouraging responses to her German-language social media postings from all over Germany and Europe and from as far away as Winnipeg, Canada.

"At some point this isolation will end and then many people around me will be sick and I will not be able to get infected anymore, but I will be able to give help. I am currently experiencing a lot of help myself and I am looking forward to the moment when I can give it back because we are at the beginning of a pandemic, it will get worse and then I will be there to help" said Preisler.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough.

For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

The vast majority of people recover from the new virus.

According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover.

KAROLINE PREISLER HANDOUT

Stralsund - 14 March 2020

1. STILL of COVID-19 patient Karoline Preisler

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Stralsund - 17 March 2020

2. SOUNDBITE (German) Karoline Preisler, COVID-19 patient, legal practitioner and local politician with the pro-business Free Democrats party:

"Today I feel much better compared to the day I came to the hospital. I still have bad (test) results, but my subjective feeling is great. I am in good hands, I am being medically treated whenever the symptoms of the corona disease make it necessary, and that gives me great relief."

KAROLINE PREISLER HANDOUT

Barth - 12 March 2020

3. STILL of mask

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Stralsund - 17 March 2020

4. SOUNDBITE (German) Karoline Preisler, COVID-19 patient, legal practitioner and local politician with the pro-business Free Democrats party:

"It is tough, for the children as well as for me, we all can't touch each other, when someone cries he is comforted by us from a distance. This morning I did FaceTime with my youngest daughter and she cried so much that tears were rolling down her face and then we cuddled and kissed over FaceTime. That's pretty hard, but it's always nice to see a person, you can look into their face because I haven't seen anyone here for days. Most people come into my room with goggles and mouthguards and keep their distance."

KAROLINE PREISLER HANDOUT

Barth - 13 March 2020

5. Karoline Preisler's children making pancakes

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Stralsund - 17 March 2020

6. SOUNDBITE (German) Karoline Preisler, COVID-19 patient, legal practitioner and local politician with the pro-business Free Democrats party:

"This facelessness and lack of social contact have quite an impact on your spirit."

KAROLINE PREISLER HANDOUT

Barth - 12 March 2020

7. STILL showing yellow tape dividing home of Karoline Preisler

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Stralsund - 17 March 2020

8. SOUNDBITE (German) Karoline Preisler, COVID-19 patient, legal practitioner and local politician with the pro-business Free Democrats party:

"We are allowed to place orders online and they are delivered to our door. Our neighbour runs a Doener shop and yesterday he left a big surprise package for my husband and the children at front of the door, then made sure to distance himself, so my family could eat and drink all kinds of nice things, for the children there were colouring books. That is very moving and wonderful. A fellow lawyer from Hamburg, whom I have never seen before, sends and reads me good night stories. It is really true that the corona solidarity is going incredibly well."

KAROLINE PREISLER HANDOUT

Barth - 13 March 2020

9. STILL showing gloves and documents showing details of distribution of masks

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Stralsund - 17 March 2020

10. SOUNDBITE (German) Karoline Preisler, COVID-19 patient, legal practitioner and local politician with the pro-business Free Democrats party:

"We network with each other, we talk worldwide and help each other. Yesterday my husband ran out of disposable gloves at home. I posted this on Twitter and said "help, help" he needs protection, so he doesn't infect the children. It didn't take 10 seconds and Twitter offered immediate help in this case. These are things that make me very happy and encourage me to share good and bad times on Twitter."

KAROLINE PREISLER HANDOUT

Stralsund - 16 March 2020

11. STILL of Karoline Preisler sitting in hospital

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Stralsund - 17 March 2020

12. SOUNDBITE (German) Karoline Preisler, COVID-19 patient, legal practitioner and local politician with the pro-business Free Democrats party:

"At some point this isolation will end and then many people around me will be sick and I will not be able to get infected anymore, but I will be able to give help. I am currently experiencing a lot of help myself and I am looking forward to the moment when I can give it back, because we are at the beginning of a pandemic, it will get worse and then I will be there to help."

KAROLINE PREISLER HANDOUT

Barth - 12 March 2020

13. Mask and gloves

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Italy Virus Hospital
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Date: 03/17/2020 01:06 PM
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A senior doctor on the frontline of the fight against the new coronavirus is urging colleagues and authorities outside of Italy to create new intensive care capacity as soon as they can in order to preempt the spread of the pandemic.

Professor Sergio Cattaneo, Director of Anaesthesiology and intensive therapy at "Spedali Civili di Brescia" said the move would be the best way for others to learn from Italy's experience with the spread of the disease.

Cattaneo was speaking during an exclusive interview with the Associated Press at the hospital in one of Italy's worst hit provinces.

He said Italy has ben forced to "chase after" the epidemic day after day, which put the healthcare system under unprecedented stress.

After the initial shock, in Lombardy extensive efforts have been focused on creating more intensive care capacity, partly by shutting down operating theatres to direct resources to where they're most needed.

"If the spreading of this epidemic is not put under control, it will bring all hospitals to their knees" even in countries and regions with excellent healthcare systems, he said.

Lombardy can count on one of Europe's best healthcare systems. With 750 to 800 intensive therapy beds for a population of 10 million people, it normally exceeds its needs and is able to help other regions in that regard.

But even in Lombardy, Cattaneo said, he and his colleagues were shocked at how quickly the epidemic has spread so far.

In a matter of two to three weeks, they had to admit a total 1,200 patients to intensive care. Over 850 were still receiving intensive care at the time of the interview. The healthcare is barely able to cope thanks to the expansion of capacity, which is still ongoing at full steam.

Cattaneo emphasised health professionals are dealing with a new disease, and so far there is no therapy for it.

Antiviral drugs are being tested, and off-label drugs used on selected patients to treat the most serious consequences of the disease, but "We can't say these drugs work" as scientific evidence about their efficacy is still missing.

Hence, the need to contain the spread of the virus.

At outdoor emergency structures built on the hospital ground to test and screen potential new COVID-19 cases, personnel work shifts of up to 18 hours.

And an increase in patiens arriving with already serious symptoms has been registered over the past few days.

Even with the heroic efforts of its doctors, Lombardy continues to count its dead, with a local paper featuring ten pages of obituaries on Sunday.

Still, the heartwarming, encouraging feedback Cattaneo and his staff receive on a daily basis by local residents fuels their spirits.

And these doctors definitely understand the human side of this emergency.

A member of Cattaneo's team, Doctor Luigi Filippini uses tablets to connect patients in intensive care - including those who are intubated and even those in a coma - to their loved ones via video conference.

Cattaneo praises the initiative, saying this is crucial for the wellbeing of the relatives and patients alike.

The whole experience "will make us much stronger" Cattaneo says.

Italy is the hardest-hit European country with nearly 28,000 cases and 2,158 deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover.

Worldwide, more than 179,000 people have been infected and more than 7,000 have died. Over 78,000 have recovered, most of them in China.

Brescia, northern Italy - 16 March 2020

1. Intubated COVID-19 patient in intensive therapy room at Spedali Civili di Brescia, medical personnel

2. Intubated patient on bed

3. UPSOUND (Italian) Professor, Sergio Cattaneo, Director of Anaesthesiology and  intensive therapy at "Spedali Civili di Brescia" (Brescia's Civilians Hospital):

"This (ward) was empty until two weeks ago, and with the worsening of the epidemic, it was set up and completed in six days. Six (intensive therapy) beds were created."

4. Intubated patient

5. Sanitizing mats on corridor outside intensive therapy ward

6. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Professor Sergio Cattaneo, Director of Anaesthesiology and  intensive therapy at "Spedali Civili di Brescia" (Brescia's Civilians Hospital):

"This graphic shows how the curve of the epidemic's outbreak in Wuhan's province is more or less superimposable with the curve the epidemic is following in Italy."

7. Close up of graphic, showing the impact of restrictive measures imposed by the Italian government on 8 March on the spreading of the disease.

8. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Professo  Sergio Cattaneo, Director of Anaesthesiology and  intensive therapy at "Spedali Civili di Brescia" (Brescia's Civilians Hospital):

"What is really shocking - something we had not been able to forecast and brought us to our knees - is how quickly the epidemic spreads. Within two weeks, now three weeks since the beginning of the epidemic, we put a total (in Lombardy) 1,200 patients in intensive care. As we speak, we have over 850 patients with coronavirus diseases in intensive therapy."

9. Cutaway

10. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Professor Sergio Cattaneo, Director of Anaesthesiology and  intensive therapy at "Spedali Civili di Brescia" (Brescia's Civilians Hospital):

"The secret has been - and this should be a strong message for the foreign countries - to act early on this, in order to avoid - like in our case - having to chase after it day after day, so, to pre-empt, which means to create structures able to provide intensive therapy. What we're doing here and is saving us has been to close down operating theatres, to reduce surgeries in order to direct both human and material resources to intensive therapy."

11. Cutaway

12. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Professor Sergio Cattaneo, Director of Anaesthesiology and  intensive therapy at "Spedali Civili di Brescia" (Brescia's Civilians Hospital):

"The problem is not only the people who are ill, the most serious cases and the elderly who are risking their lives. If the spreading of this epidemic is not put under control, it will bring all hospitals to their knees."

13. Cutaway

14. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Professor Sergio Cattaneo, Director of Anaesthesiology and  intensive therapy at "Spedali Civili di Brescia" (Brescia's Civilians Hospital):

"This is a new disease, and we don't have a therapy for it."

15. Cutaway

16. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Professor Sergio Cattaneo, Director of Anaesthesiology and  intensive therapy at "Spedali Civili di Brescia" (Brescia's Civilians Hospital):

"We can't say these drugs work (referring to off-label drugs that are curently being tested on some selected patients). We're using them to get an idea as to how they can be utilised for this disease, but all this will need to be certified by scientific studies proving their efficacy - which has not been proved so far."

17. Exterior of "Spedali Civili di Brescia"

18. Helicopter taking off

19. Various interiors of screening tent set up at "Spedali Civili di Brescia"

20. Screening tent

21. Various of patients in beds set up inside hospital laundry, waiting for COVID 19 tests results, medical personnel attending to them

22. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Giovanna Perone, Director of Brescia's emergency services:

"Nearly all of them (arriving here) have interstitial pneumonia, which is the manifestation of this type of flu, the COVID-19 disease, that is progressive respiratory failure, and in the last few days, the number of people arriving here on their own and reporting such symptoms has increased."

23. Various of patients in beds, medical personnel attending to them

24. Medical personnel suiting up for their shift

25. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Fabio Arrighini, Nurses coordinator at Brescia's heatlhcare emergency services:

"On average, medical personnel in this structure work 14 hours shifts, with some going over 18 hours. Family life has changed too of course because we either live in self-isolation at home, out of fears of creating problems, or even sleeping elsewhere in some cases."

26. Various of tents

27. Various of hearse outside morgue

28. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Name unavailable, funeral services worker:

"The relatives are waiting for us at the cemetery where they'll attend the blessing by the parish priest, and then the burial will take place."

Question: "Without a funeral?"

"Without a funeral."

29. Hearse leaving

30. Priest with mask walking inside cemetery

31. Workers moving wreaths of flowers for burial

32. Wide of cemetery

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Italy Virus Ambulances
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Summary: Ambulances transporting patients to new hospital
Story No: 4260024
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Date: 03/17/2020 12:38 PM
People: Pope John Paul II
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Ambulances in Italy's capital were busy transporting patients to a new hospital specifically equipped to tackle the new coronavirus on Tuesday morning.

Footage shows patients, some with faces blurred in accordance with Italy's laws to protect their identity, being brought in to the new facility by paramedics clad in protective suits, masks and gloves.

The new clinic opened on Monday and is quickly filling its beds with patients coming from the nearby Agostino Gemelli University Policlinic and from the Rome area.

At the Agostino Gemelli University Policlinic, 21 new ICU units and 32 new beds for infective diseases were opened on Monday morning, as part of the new Columbus Covid 2 Hospital, an area fully dedicated to the COVID-19 cases in order to support the regional health authorities in containing the pandemic.

Within 10 days the Columbus Covid 2 Hospital will be completed with 74 new beds and 59 ICU units: 20 doctors, 65 nurses and 22 social-health operator will be working for hospitalizations of Covid patients, while 48 anaesthetists and 180 nurses will be committed to the ICU units.

The new hospital was created in a building previously dedicated to orthopaedic wards and quickly turned into an infective disease unit.

The Columbus Covid 2 Hospital belongs to the Gemelli, the biggest private hospital integrated in the free public health care system in Italy.

In 2005 Pope John Paul II was hospitalized at Gemelli, which is also an important medicine university and a medical research center.

The main Coronavirus hub in Rome is currently the infective disease hospital Spallanzani.

Italy reported another jump in infections Monday, up more than 3,000 to 27,980.

With 2,158 deaths, including 349 more in just the last 24 hours, Italy now accounts for well over a quarter of the global death toll.

Cases, however, slowed in Lombardy, the hardest-hit region.

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 181,000 people and killed more than 7,000 worldwide.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough.

For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover.

Rome - 17 March 2020

1. Paramedics with antibacterial suit, masks, gloves and glasses pushing biocontainment stretcher into Columbus Covid 2 Hospital in Rome, new refurbished clinic connected to Agostino Gemelli University Policlinic

2. Various of ambulances with paramedics with antibacterial suit, masks, gloves and glasses on board arriving at Columbus Covid 2 hospital

3. Paramedics accompanying patient

4. Various of Columbus Covid 2 Hospital

5. Close of driver wearing protection

6. Patient being brought into Columbus Covid 2 hospital

7. Various of ambulances parked

8. Patient being brought into hospital

9. Close of ambulance reading (Italian) "Special vehicle with high biocontainment systems"

10. Various exterior shots of Columbus Covid 2 Hospital

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ES Perform On Balcony
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Summary: Spain: Piano Guy Performs Live On Balcony During Lockdown
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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit "@albertogestoso/@alexlebrontorrent/@romansantana92 via Spectee"". Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* 2 min 50 sec video Video Location: Barcelona, Spain Video Recording Date/Time: March 15, 2020 at 15:00h The Spanish government declared a state of emergency and imposed a nationwide lockdown for two weeks - aiming to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the country. This video shows Alberto Gestoso, a Barcelona pianist, offering a live balcony performance of the theme from Amelie, Comptine d'Un Autre Ete by Yann Tiersen, for his neighbors to lift up everyone’s spirit during the lockdown. His neighbor, Alex Lebron Torrent playing the saxophone, later joined him to perform the theme from Titanic, My Heart Will Go On.

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Malaysia Virus Fatalities
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Date: 03/17/2020 12:29 PM
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Malaysia reported on Tuesday two deaths due to COVID-19, these are the first since the outbreak of the virus in the country.

Addressing a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysian Health Minister Adham Baba said there were also 120 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 673.

The country, which has seen a surge of new cases, banned foreign travel and is allowing only essential services to stay open.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough.

For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

The vast majority of people recover from the new virus.

According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover.

Worldwide, more than 179,000 people have been infected and more than 7,000 have died.

Over 78,000 have recovered, most of them in China.

Putrajaya,  Malaysia - 17 March 2020

1. Malaysian Health Minister Adham Baba arriving at news conference

2. SOUNDBITE (Malay) Adham Baba, Malaysian Health Minister:

"I am sad to announce that there are two deaths, due to COVID-19, which is case number 178 and case number 358, they were reported to the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre at the Health Ministry today."

3. Mobile phone filming press conference

4. Wide of press conference

5. SOUNDBITE (Malay) Adham Baba, Malaysian Health Minister:

"As of today, there are 120 new cases that have been reported, that makes the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Malaysia 673."

6. Sign reading "Novel Coronavirus"

7. Minister leaving

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CORONAVIRUS THAILAND
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Summary: Thai gov't ramps up COVID-19 measures after sharp rise in cases
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Bangkok, Mar 17 (EFE/EPA).- Thailand has experienced a sharp rise in cases over the past three days, which led to the government on Tuesday introducing stricter measures including the closure of entertainment venues such as pubs and bars, boxing stadiums, massage parlors and cinemas.(Camera: NARONG SANGNAK).-  FOOTAGE SHOWS SANITATION MEASURES AT A TEMPLE IN BANGKOK, THAILAND, AMID THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

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France Virus Shops
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Summary: People line up outside supermarket in central Paris
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Date: 03/17/2020 11:54 AM
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Shoppers queued outside supermarkets in Paris on Tuesday as France imposed restrictions to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

France and the United Kingdom followed other European countries in deciding to limit people's movements outside home as the European Union considered closing its external borders to foreign travelers Monday.

French President Emmanuel Macron said that starting on Tuesday, people will only be allowed to leave their homes in France for necessary activities such as shopping for food or taking a walk.

The restrictions put France much closer to a full lockdown of the population, unprecedented actions taken in Italy and Spain in response to the virus pandemic.

Macron said gatherings with family and friends would be prohibited and workers should only commute to their jobs if working from home isn't feasible.

France now has more than 6,600 cases of the virus, including 148 deaths.

Paris - 17 March 2020

1. Various of people queuing outside supermarket in central Paris

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Netherlands Empty Supermarkets
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Date: 03/17/2020 10:00 AM
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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit "@RobjeVlasblom via Spectee". Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* 10 sec video (Looped x3) Video Location: Albert Heijn, Sliedrecht, the Netherlands Video Recording Date/Time: March 16, 2020 at 13:30h As the coronavirus situation gets worse in Europe and many countries have decided to close borders, panic buying continues everywhere. In the Netherlands, people are stocking up on food and daily necessities so that one finds only empty shelves when they walk into stores.

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CORONAVIRUS EUROPE
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Summary: Germany to use 50 million euros to bring citizens back to country
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Berlin, Mar 17 (EFE/EPA).- (Camera: Clemens Bilan) The German governement announced on Tuesday that it would make 50 million euros available to bring back citizens stuck in their holiday places due to the coronavirus crisis. FOOTAGE OFGERMAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER HEIKO MASS.

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Spain France Virus Border
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Summary: Spanish police enforcing land border checks
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Spanish police monitored vehicles arriving at the border town of La Jonquera from France on Tuesday.

Spain's government has restricted access to its borders to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Under the new measures, only Spanish nationals, residents and those working in the border region are permitted to enter Spain.

Police officers wearing masks could be seen stopping cars and enforcing checks.

Lorries carrying produce and supplies are still permitted to enter the country.

A nationwide lockdown is also in place, confining citizens to their homes except for urgent business like buying food or heading to any hospital that might still have the capacity to treat them.

Spain is now the fourth-most infected country in the world, with cases numbering 9,191 and 309 fatalities, according to the Spanish Health Ministry.

La Jonquer - 17 March 2020

1. Various of Spanish police monitoring vehicles arriving from France into Spain ++NIGHT SHOTS++

2. Various of Spanish police monitoring vehicles arriving from France into Spain

3. Close of Spanish police helicopter flying over border region

4. Wide of Spanish police inspecting car

5. Trucks driving on motorway towards border with France

6. Close of road sign showing distance from La Jonquera to French border, and French city of Perpignan

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AUS Long Lines Few Stocks
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Summary: Australia: Essentials Stocks Sell Out, Shoppers Wait In Long Lines Outside Supermarkets
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Date: 03/17/2020 07:15 AM
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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit "IAIN BREW via Spectee". Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* 58 sec video (3 clips) Video Location 1: ALDI Macquarie Park, Sydney, AUS Video Location 2: Coles Supermarket, Macquarie Park, Sydney AUS Video Location 3: Coles Supermarket, Macquarie Park, Sydney AUS Video Recording Date/Time: March 17, 2020 Long lines outside supermarkets are now a common sight in Australia as stocks of essentials quickly sell out due to panic-buying. Shoppers are calmer in some areas but the dismal stock of toilet paper, ready-to-eat food, and other essentials are creating long queues outside stores that sell them.

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Malaysia Supermarkets
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Summary: Malaysians rush to buy food ahead of virus restrictions
Story No: 4259980
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Date: 03/17/2020 06:42 AM
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Malaysians converged on supermarkets to stock up on supplies on Tuesday, ahead of a travel restriction order announced by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

Shoppers cleared the shelves in some supermarkets, leaving the stores without bread, rice or eggs.

The move came after a rise in confirmed coronavirus cases in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur - 17 March 2020

1. Empty bread shelves at supermarket

2. Empty rice shelves

3. Empty egg shelves

4. Sign reading (Malay) "Promotion rice"

5. Empty eggs shelves

6. People wearing masks at payment counter

7. Various of queue at payment counter

8. Worker spraying hand sanitiser

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CORONAVIRUS PORTUGAL
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Summary: Air traffic suspended between Portugal, Spain
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Lisbon, Mar 16 (EFE) .- Spain and Portugal, which registered its first death from coronavirus on Monday, will suspend air and rail connections from 23:00 GMT and reinforce controls at the land border.(Camera: DAVIR ARJONA)FOOTAGE SHOWS BORDER POST BETWEEN SPAIN, IN AYAMONTE (HUELVA) AND PORTUGAL.

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CORONAVIRUS US
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Summary: San Francisco Bay area to be confined due to coronavirus
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San Francisco, Mar 16 (EFE / EPA) .- Six counties in the San Francisco Bay area (California), with 6.6 million inhabitants, will impose this Monday confinement in their homes for residents of the area and the closure of all non-essential businesses due to the novel coronavirus. FOOTAGE SHOWS B-ROLL OF CHASE CENTER AND CLOSED STORES IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, US.

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Quarantined Italians stage disco from apartment windows
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Date: 03/17/2020 03:39 AM
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Quarantined residents in Italy stay upbeat with a communal disco from the windows of their apartments in Rome on Sunday (March 15). The country has been the worst affected in Europe by the Covid-19 coronavirus with at least 27,980 confirmed cases and 2,158 deaths by March 16 - leading to a nationwide lock down. The filmer said: ''This was the sixth day of staying at home. We did a flash mob in the courtyard with songs and lights.'' (ends) WORDS: 77

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Nara deer venture into Japan's streets in search of food
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Date: 03/17/2020 03:31 AM
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A Nara deer is fed by a locals in Japan after the creatures have been forced to venture out of the parks where they live in search of food due to the coronavirus. The animals are normally fed by tourists but visitor numbers have plunged due to the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in recent months. They are now venturing into the city's streets, subways and car parks as they search for food. Footage from Sunday (March 15) shows a hungry deer devouring crackers. News reports also show distressed deer wandering the streets of the city while concerned drivers slow down and try to avoid hitting them. One resident said: ''On the morning of 2 March, for the first time in my 30 years of living here, there are deer at Nara Station, two kilometers away from Nara Park. There are no tourists to feed them rice crackers so they’ve ventured far away for breakfast. Please come to Nara and feed rice crackers to the deer.'' The pandemic has had a devastating effect on animals that rely on tourists to be fed. In Lopburi, Thailand, last week hundreds of hungry monkeys were seen viciously fighting over scraps of food. There have been at least 182,605 confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide and 7,171 deaths as of March 17, with 833 cases in Japan and 28 deaths. (ends)

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CORONAVIRUS US
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Summary: Businesses close in Chicago to combat coronavirus spread
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Chicago, Mar 16 (EFE / EPA) .- Large businesses and companies have not opened their doors to the public this Monday in Chicago to avoid contagion by coronavirus in an effort to combat its spread. Hundreds of cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in recent days in the United States, fueling an increasingly pronounced contagion curve in a country that dangerously exceeds 4,000 infections and 73 deaths, according to unofficial data. Over the weekend alone, more than 700 cases were identified in the country and the pace is expected to accelerate as the virus spreads throughout the country and more test kits reach different parts of the country, increasing the capacity to identify newly affected people.(Camera: TANNEN MAURY) FOOTAGE SHOWS CLOSED BUSINESSES IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, US.

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Puerto Rico Virus
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Summary: Puerto Rico closes beaches, shops and bars
Story No: 4259967
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Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 03/17/2020 02:36 AM
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Puerto Rico closed all of its beaches on Monday and cleared hundreds of tourists from the coast in a crackdown on people violating a newly imposed curfew aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.

Earlier this week, a curfew was put into effect, but many tourists in the capital San Juan ignored orders to stay inside their hotel rooms.

The National Guard will begin screening all passengers at the island's main airport. Shops, malls, bars and restaurants are either closed or offering a reduced service.

Many Puerto Rico residents have expressed fear over the virus.

The island has registered 5 confirmed cases, and the government is seeking to avert a public health crisis.

For most people, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.

The vast majority of people recover. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover.

San Juan - 16 March 2020

1. Various of El Escabron beach with sign saying the beach is closed to tourists

2. Various of tourists on beaches

3. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Erike Cruz, nurse:

"At home we're a small family and no one is leaving the house. I have a 9-year-old daughter and she's very calm at home. Because I'm the only one going out, I do my best to protect myself so I don't get infected. I use antibacterial soap to wash my hands. I think that's the most important thing, washing hands regularly and not touching the face, that above everything else."

4. Tourists walking in Old San Juan

5. Various of San Juan's empty streets

6. Sign on restaurant door saying it is closed until 30 March by order of the government

7. Close up of padlock on restaurant door

8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Bienvedo Ortiz, retired resident:

''I'm scared I get that thing (coronavirus) and kick the bucket, I'm scared of dying. Last October, I had three small strokes and I also had three heart attacks a while ago. I don't want to coronavirus to get me and turn me upside down like an old shoe.''

9. Various of deserted San Juan airport

10. Various of Puerto Rico National Guard personnel wearing protective clothes

11. Governor Wanda Vazquez walking with National Guard General Jose Reyes in the airport terminal

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Subjects: Coronavirus , Infectious diseases , Diseases and conditions , Health , Coronavirus , Lung disease , Coastlines and beaches , Environment and nature , Travel , Lifestyle , Restaurants , Food and drink
Organisations: U.S. National Guard, United States military, United States government
Locations: San Juan , Puerto Rico , Caribbean , Latin America and Caribbean
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Tenerife Hotel Locked Down as Guest Found to Have Coronavirus
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A hotel in Tenerife popular with British holidaymakers was locked down on February 25 after an Italian guest tested positive for the coronavirus. El Pais, citing local health officials, said around a thousand people were staying at the hotel, and that the complex was cordoned off and under police guard. Aly Razek recorded video outside the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel after returning from a night out. “We were told to go around the back of the hotel where everyone was given the masks and told not to leave the area. Anyone in the hotel isn’t allowed to exit,” he told Storyful. Credit: Aly Razek via Storyful

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Cheongdo, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea - Feb 24, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)

1. Aerial shots of Daenam Hospital

2. Aerial shots of medical staff disinfecting hospital

3. Various of medical staff pushing patient on stretcher

4. Ambulance leaving hospital

5. Aerial shots of medical staff disinfecting hospital grounds

6. Sign on window

7. South Korea national flag, other flags

8. Windows of hospital building

9. Various of hospital building

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported 144 more cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and increased the death toll to 10 in South Korea on Tuesday at 16:00 local time.

The government, presidential Blue House officials and the ruling Democratic Party held a meeting on Tuesday, deciding to designate Daegu City and North Gyeongsang Province as regions under special control to further strengthen its epidemic control network and block the spread of the epidemic among communities.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited the country's southeastern city of Daegu and held a meeting on prevention and control of the epidemic there.

He thanked all the medical workers and personnel on the frontlines of the epidemic prevention and control and stressed that the South Korean people will defeat the epidemic by staying united.

Daenam Hospital in Cheongdo of North Gyeongsang Province where large-scale infections first broke out, has more than 110 confirmed cases and five deaths as of Monday. So far, 10 out of the 14 critically ill patients reported in the country are in Daenam Hospital.

Two universities in the region have also reported confirmed cases.

Some students at Kyungpook National University and Youngnam University of North Gyeongsang Province were confirmed to have been infected with the disease and the two universities have closed relevant dormitory buildings.

The universities in North Gyeongsang Province have all sent messages to students who have not returned to school, asking them to stay at home for a week due to safety concerns.

The number of infected patients in South Korea now totals 977. The KCDC updates the data twice a day at 10:00 and 17:00 local time.

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Tokyo, Feb 25 (EFE / EPA) .- The Minister of Health of Japan announced Tuesday that it is still too early to talk about a possible cancellation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games that are expected to take place from next July 24. (Camera: KIMIMASA MAYAMA) FOOTAGE SHOWS JAPAN MINISTER OF HEALTH, KATSUNOBU KATO, PRESSER IN TOKYO, JAPAN.

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