The Coronavirus isn’t a global emergency… yet

January 23, 2020 10:30 PM
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The Coronavirus isn’t a global emergency… yet

Chinese authorities on Thursday moved to lock down at least three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts of the world during the busy Lunar New Year travel period. Meanwhile, a World Health Organization emergency committee has decided against declaring the deadly coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. But the committee is urging nations to remain vigilant as the disease, which so far has sickened 584 people and killed 17, is expected to increase and continue spreading to other countries. 

Plus, Rohingya advocacy groups are praising the International Court of Justice's ruling ordering Myanmar to protect the ethnic group from genocide. The ruling comes after Myanmar's leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi argued against the genocide claims in front of the judges in December. Deputy Asia Director for Human Rights Watch, Phil Robertson reacts to the ruling and shares its significance.

The House Democrats are focusing on what they say was US President Donald Trump's Trump's abuse of power on day two of arguments at his Senate impeachment trial. To dive deeper into what the Democrats are trying to do during their three days of opening arguments, Joel Richard Paul, professor at the University of California Hastings College of the Law shares his insight.

Those stories and more are all on today’s International Edtion.