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  • we begin our coverage in the US, where President Trump has told Americans that a rough two week period lies ahead.

  • The United States WAAS, he said, in the midst of a great national trial, unlike any it had faced before.

  • He spoke after official figures were released showing the U.

  • S had overtaken China in the number of covert 19 deaths.

  • David Willis reports from the White House, came the diarist warning.

  • Yet the worst is yet to come.

  • I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead.

  • We're going to go through a very tough two weeks, and then hopefully is.

  • The experts are predicting, as I think a lot of us are predicting after having studied it so hard, I'm going to start seeing some real light at the end of the tunnel.

  • But this is gonna be a very painful, very, very painful two weeks.

  • Apocalyptic projections from White House advisers point to between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans dying from the Corona virus mawr.

  • If social distancing guidelines aren't followed, a sobering a number, as that is, we should be prepared for it.

  • Is it going to be that much, I hope not.

  • And I think the more we push on the mitigation, the less likelihood it would be that number.

  • But as being realistic, we need to prepare ourselves that that is a possibility, that that's what we will see.

  • With more than 3800 deaths here, the number of Americans killed by the Corona virus has now exceeded that of China of even greater symbolic significance here.

  • The death toll has also exceeded that of September the 11th and in New York, the epicenter of the virus, charity workers have now set up on Emergency Field Hospital in Central Park.

  • The city's mayor predicts they'll soon need triple the number of hospital beds than are currently available here, and not even those at sea are safe from the virus.

  • The captain of the U.

  • S aircraft carrier has called for urgent help toe hold an outbreak among his 4000 strong crew.

  • We're not at war.

  • Sailors do not need to die, he wrote in a letter to the Pentagon.

  • Having gone from predicting this country would reopen by Easter, President Trump is facing the grim reality that the Corona virus is here to stay with us, possibly on course, to become the next Italy in this crisis.

  • It looks like posing the greatest challenge yet to his presidency.

  • David Willis, BBC News While the U.

  • N Secretary General Antonio Guterres says Thekla print corona virus outbreak is the biggest challenge for the world since World War Two.

  • Speaking at the launch of a U.

  • N report on the potential impact off the pandemic, Mr Guterres said the U.

  • N will be helping developing countries deal with the impact.

  • The United Nations is establishing a new multi partner trust funds for COVE in 19 response and recovery to support low and middle income countries to respond to the emergency and recover from the social economic shock.

  • U.

  • N resident coordinators around the world will be the drivers of the when response on the ground, ensuring that the wide and diverse expertise and essence of United Nations system are used in the most effective and efficient way to support countries.

  • Well has now turned Europe and start in Italy.

  • Official figures there suggests the rate of new infections is slowing, but the number of deaths recorded each day remains high.

  • Another 837 people died in the past day, taking the total to almost 12.5 1000 among them.

  • The doctors, more than 60 have died with medical union saying they lacked the necessary equipment to fight the outbreak.

  • Are Rome correspondent Mark Lohan has more details.

  • Perhaps never again in our lifetime will we see Rome like this.

  • The virus is sucking the life out of this country.

  • Three weeks on.

  • Italy's locked down is set to be extended today until well until the outbreak stops killing.

  • They lowered the flags to half mast across the country to pay tribute from Florence to Rome, from Italy's south to better Gamo in the north, the town worst ravaged by Corona virus, It is a symbol of national mourning to mark a month that has tourney through Italy's heart, the country with the highest number of deaths from the virus and the highest fatality rate, Italians need to feel there's an end to the daily loss of hundreds of lives to the constant morning.

  • Medical unions say the huge loss of doctors here at least 66 shows a failure to protect those trying to cure it worked without the right equipment like proper masks, and they weren't given them.

  • Not enough have been tested who were completely and prepared.

  • China showed us what we needed to do, that we didn't follow it.

  • It's like sending soldiers to war empty handed, unable to defend themselves.

  • We could have avoided this deaths.

  • Doctors paid for their commitment with their lives.

  • So young, inventive Italians have stepped in to help using three D printing to develop a valve that turns a sport shop snorkeling mask into a ventilator.

  • The blueprint has been downloaded for free a 1,000,000 times by hospitals in need across the world.

  • Two days ago, it was my birthday and I received a message from Brazil in which a doctor saves me that 100 people were briefing thanks to my idea, and I was very, very happy.

  • I cannot receive a better present for me from the dirty.

  • The health care system to is improvising.

we begin our coverage in the US, where President Trump has told Americans that a rough two week period lies ahead.

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