Is China turning the tide on coronavirus?

March 19, 2020

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A woman is shown wearing a khaki coat and a face mask while riding an escalator upward.

Pedestrians wearing face masks ride an escalator near an overpass with an electronic board showing the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock indexes, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, in Shanghai, China.

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China reported that there were no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. But in Italy, the death toll from coronavirus overtook China's, as hospitals said they were being overwhelmed and the government prepared to prolong emergency lockdown measures. And, governments around the world, including the US, are working to counter crashing economies. US Congress passed two coronavirus-related spending bills totaling hundreds of billions of dollars. Also, art museums around the world have shut their doors amid the outbreak, so art institutions and enthusiasts are going digital with some pretty innovative social media campaigns.

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