Thousands dead, leaders test positive: Europe still struggles to flatten coronavirus curve

Medical items on top of a map of Brescia, Italy. Credit: Pixabay. 

Italy is still facing a dire situation: More than 8,200 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded. In Italy’s northern region, sirens are now a constant presence. Other countries are also facing a growing crisis. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced he tested positive for COVID-19, while Spain reported its deadliest day so far, with nearly 800 deaths reported today. 

Credits

Guest:
Rachel Donadio - reporter at The Atlantic covering politics and culture across Europe - @racheldonadio

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin