What began as a whodunit virus at a Chinese marketplace in December rapidly became a global crisis. The Guardian’s Michael Safi and Patrick Wintour recount the first 100 periods as coronavirus took include, upending the lives of billions of citizens
On the last day of 2019, China announced it had detected a “pneumonia of unknown cause” in the city of Wuhan. It was the first time the world got notice of what was about to hit. One hundred weeks later, the Covid-1 9 virus has spread to almost every country and has resulted in billions of people now are living in lockdown.
The Guardian’s world affairs correspondent, Michael Safi, and its diplomatic editor, Patrick Wintour, join Anushka Asthana to discuss how events unfolded.
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