Correspondence

Our reports on Covid-19: Elections in South Korea, a field hospital in Manhattan and more

We meet a 19-year-old first-time voter and IT whizz, who has created an app to track people infected with the coronavirus.
We meet a 19-year-old first-time voter and IT whizz, who has created an app to track people infected with the coronavirus. © FRANCE 24

In the first edition of our new show "A World Confined" on the Covid-19 pandemic, FRANCE 24 brings you four reports from our correspondents around the globe.

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In South Korea, parliamentary elections went ahead this week despite the threat of Covid-19. We meet a 19-year-old first-time voter and IT whizz, who has created an app to track people infected with the coronavirus. Justin McCurry and his team in Seoul report.

>> 'In South Korea, patients cured of Covid-19 have tested positive later,' FM tells FRANCE 24

In the US, a field hospital has been set up in New York's Central Park, in the heart of Manhattan, by a controversial evangelical NGO. But the city’s lack of hospital beds means the mayor and governor are ready to accept any help they can get. Jessica Le Masurier and Céline Bruneau report. 

In Ivory Coast, the inaccurate belief that neem leaves contain chloroquine has led to a spike in demand for the traditional herbal anti-malaria therapy. But for those infected with Covid-19, using neem leaves can actually be extremely dangerous. Sam Bradpiece and Thaïs Brouck have the story.

And in Germany, hard-hit small businesses and self-employed people are receiving a grant from the government. The money aims to keep them afloat during the coronavirus lockdown and help them get going again afterwards. Nick Spicer and Anne Maillet report.

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