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Beyond the Headlines: coronavirus lessons from Wuhan

The epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic appears to be over the worst after China imposed unprecedented measures to contain its outbreak

China lifted its complete lockdown of Wuhan, the city where the first cases of the Covid-19 pandemic were detected, at the stroke of midnight on April 8. With widespread testing, severe restrictions on movement, social distancing and the use of technology, China managed to flatten the infection curve and significantly slow the spread of the coronavirus. But does this offer hope to the rest of the world battling the disease?

This week on Beyond The Headlines, host Suhail Akram talks to Dr Xi Chen, assistant professor of Public Health at Yale School of Medicine, about how China brought the coronavirus outbreak under control in just 100 days and what lessons can be learned from it. We also hear from Raymond Ferguson, an Irish citizen who lives in China’s Guangzhou city, and Ajlan Al Zaki, an Emirati doctor at Stanford University's hospital in California.

Updated: April 13, 2020 08:18 AM

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