Nica Burns

A woman is show sitting and wearing a medical safety mask and surrounded by health care workers wearing all blue protective gear.

Coronavirus cases surpass 5 million; New laws expected to crack down on Hong Kong; Cyclone Amphan kills dozens

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After the worst day for infections on record, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide passed the 5 million. And as China prepares for its annual National People’s Congress on Friday, new laws cracking down on Hong Kong’s independence are expected to be proposed today. Also, the coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the performing arts, and some people in London are wondering if it’s curtains for the city’s West End theater district.

West End theaters stand on a sparsely populated street in London, March 13, 2020.

Is it curtains for London’s West End?