Senior US scientist says coronavirus could kill 200,000 Americans
Senior US scientist Dr Anthony Fauci predicts coronavirus could claim as many as 200,000 lives in the US. We explore to what extent individual states have control over management of the crisis.
Also in the programme: Italy sees a drop in the number of deaths and new infections in the past day, and we hear how one rugby commentator is honing his skills despite matches being cancelled.
(Picture: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci speaks as U.S. President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin look on during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic. Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Coronavirus death toll in Europe tops 20,000
A total of 30,982 people have died of Coronavirus globally. There are 669,312 confirmed cases around the world according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. Italy remains the worst hit country although Spain has recorded 838 deaths in the past 24 hours. We will update you on all of the latest figures as well as hearing about life under lockdown for women who face the threat of domestic violence. Also on the programme we meet the sports commentator who, in the absence of any sport, has taken to commenting on his own, very ordinary, life.
(Picture: A hospital in Dresden. Credit: Getty)
Coronavirus: Spain deaths surge
Spain has ordered all non-essential workers to stay at home for two weeks. People's movements are severely restricted and most shops and businesses are now closed. We hear from a policeman patrolling the streets of Barcelona.
Also on the programme: how India is dealing with a lockdown of 1.3 billion people; and the importance of kindness: we chart the outbreak of altruism worldwide.
(Picture: A healthcare worker dressed in protective gear waits for drivers at a drive-through testing point for the COVID-19 disease at the University Hospital in Burgos, Spain, on 28 March 2020. Credit: Manso/AFP)
Coronavirus: over 100,000 positive cases in the US
The World Health Organisation has stressed the need for testing in the US but there are still problems rolling the tests out across the country. Also: in Russia even though there are only four confirmed virus related deaths, people have still been told to stay at home; and we’ll also hear about some carers who are moving in with those they care for to protect them from the coronavirus.
(Photo: The US Capitol on March 27, 2020, in Washington, DC Credit: Olivier Douliery/ AFP/ Getty Images).
Coronavirus: US faces lack of medical supplies
The Governor of New York State, the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak in the US, has said ventilators are the most important equipment needed in hospitals. Yesterday the US overtook China as the country with most coronavirus cases. We hear from the US Health Secretary, Alex Azar.
Also on the programme: nearly a thousand people with the coronavirus have died in Italy in a single day, the most of any country worldwide; and stark warnings about the impact the virus could have on the refugee population in northern Syria.
(Picture: U.S. Army personnel sit apart at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Centre, which will be partially converted into a hospital for patients affected by the coronavirus disease in Manhattan in New York City on 27 March 2020. Credit: Moon/Reuters)