Studio Berlin, broadcast March 14, 2020: Lockdowns, travel bans and cancellations – what’s being done to contain COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing our lives. This week, Studio Berlin host Sylvia Cunningham looks at where we are in this health crisis and what measures are being taken to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. She's joined by Dr. Margaret Harris from the World Health Organization (WHO), journalist and fellow Studio Berlin host Erik Kirschbaum, and Klaus Warmedinger, a German business economist who's been living in China for the past two years.

Photo courtesy Klaus Warmedinger.

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Studio Berlin, broadcast March 14, 2020: Lockdowns, travel bans and cancellations – what’s being done to contain COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing our lives. This week, Studio Berlin host Sylvia Cunningham looks at where we are in this health crisis and what measures are being taken to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. She’s joined by Dr. Margaret Harris from the World Health Organization (WHO), journalist and fellow Studio Berlin host Erik Kirschbaum, and Klaus Warmedinger, a German business economist who’s been living in China for the past two years.

Produced by Monika Müller-Kroll and Sylvia Cunningham

This photo was taken in January, when German business economist Klaus Warmedinger and his wife returned from their Japan vacation to their home in China, landing in the middle of a rapidly developing health crisis. Photo courtesy Klaus Warmedinger.

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