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10:20 Covid-19: a global view of the pandemic

In an unprecedented move, the European Union is banning travellers from outside the bloc for 30 days to seal its borders due to the coronavirus crisis. Europe is now considered the epicentre of the pandemic.

Karyn collates a series of reports from the BBC's correspondents.

10:30 Experiencing New York City's Covid 19 response  

The number of cases in New York City have surpassed 800, and in the tri-state area - that's New Jersey, Connecticut and New York more than 16-hundred people have tested positive for the virus, with 75 deaths.

Karyn speaks with New Zealander Sarah Smith who lives in Manhattan with her husband and three children.

A man wearing protective facemask amid fears of the spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus, on March 15, New York City, USA.

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10:45 Midweek Mediawatch with Colin Peacock

Mediawatch's weekly catch up With Karyn Hay on Lately. This week he talks to Karyn about the ethical dilemmas reporting the spread of COVID-19; coping with the sports void and Jurgen Klopp - the COVID cop. Also: some surprising on-air views about rugby players’ ‘intimate conduct’ - on and off the field.   

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