PRI's The World

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PRI's The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe. Launched in 1996, PRI's The World, a co-production of WGBH/Boston, Public Radio International, and the BBC World Service. The World's coverage is provided by a global network of international journalists. The program also has access to the 250 BBC correspondents located around the world. Unique in public radio, this network works in concert with the program's multinational team of producers and editors, and brings an exceptional depth of understanding and freshness of perspective to the program content. The result is an award-winning hour of breaking news, in-depth features, hard-hitting commentaries, and thought-provoking interviews found nowhere else in U.S. news coverage. PRI's The World -- international news for an American audience.

People all around the world are staying indoors and “social distancing” to protect themselves from the disease caused by novel coronavirus, COVID-19. But in South Korea, one group of people are on the road more than ever: delivery workers. 

Top of The World — our morning news round up written by editors at The World. Subscribe here.

More than 1 million cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed across the globe, with 54,000 deaths and almost 220,000 recoveries. Australia’s chief medical officer warns that cases could be "five to 10 times higher" than reported.

Editor's note: After our interview aired on The World, we learned that the Navy fired the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Thursday, according to news reports. 

Sailors are especially vulnerable in the coronavirus outbreak. They live in cramped quarters on what some have called large, floating petri dishes. 

The novel coronavirus pandemic has prompted a global race for treatments and vaccines. 

But, when a treatment does become available, who gets access to it? 

As the coronavirus continues to spread, African countries are taking strict measures to stop it. So far, the strategy has been one of containment.

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