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SARS / China #726549

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Apr 19, 2003
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(Studio: Fredricka Whitfield) Twelve SARS deaths in the last 24 hours in Hong Kong and the first cases reported in India noted; WHO statistics cited.

(Beijing: Jaime Florcruz) Accusations that China covered up the severity of SARS featured; scenes shown from a Beijing hospital. [Chinese DOCTOR {thru translator} – says we must wear protective suits before we can go near patients.] [WHO OFFICIAL – says there are more cases in Beijing than reported.] [Tsinghua University professor LI Xiguang†- says Chinese government leaders will be punished if they cover up information; states the Chinese need to unite against this terrible disease.]

Whitfield, Fredricka;
Florcruz, Jaime

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