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Spain Allows Children to Go Outside Again; We Follow A Reporter on His Return to the Chinese City of Wuhan; Discuss a Debate Over Spacing After Sentences
Aired April 28, 2020 - 04:00 ET
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CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: It`s April 28th, 2020 and we`re glad you carved out 10 minutes to watch our show. I`m Carl Azuz for CNN 10. This is a big
week for children in Spain. They`re now allowed to play outside. For the past six weeks during the country`s lockdown, adults have been allowed to
go to the store or the pharmacy but kids have only seen the light of day from indoors. There are still a lot of restrictions on what they`re
allowed to do. They can only stay outside for an hour. A parent has to be with them. They can`t play with the neighbors and playgrounds and parks
are still closed.
But Spain is one of the countries that`s slowly and cautiously opening things back up and the nation`s prime minister says if the number of corona
virus infections continues to decrease, adults could be allowed to go out to exercise as soon as this weekend. Several other European countries from
Belgium to Italy to Malta are looking to ease some of their restrictions in the days ahead and in America certain states are looking to reopen non-
essential businesses as well, places like hair salons, movie theaters and restaurants. The general rule of thumb in the U.S. and other countries is
that stores in areas with fewer corona virus cases are more likely to be opened first.
There`ve been a number of protests around the world with people calling for an end to stay-at-home orders saying they infringe on freedom and damage
economies. But health officials have said if places are reopened too soon in areas where the disease is still spreading, another wave of infections
could sweep through. There`s still so much that`s unknown about COVID-19 and what it`s going to do. The first cases of this were reported in Wuhan,
a city in eastern central China in December of 2019. Today we`re joining a CNN reporter on his trip back into the city.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It`s Tuesday April 21st and after, what I guess it was about two and a half months - -
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: - - we are leaving Shanghai. The team here is ready to go. Oh there you are. Yes, headed to our next stop. So we`ll see what
that`s going to be like. Our journey back to the original epicenter of the novel corona virus outbreak required weeks of planning. While within
China, some cities are easing travel restrictions new hotspots can suddenly surface and so to new lockdowns which could trap us mid-travel for an
unknown amount of time. But all layered up, we felt this was the moment to return. And this is our ticket here, might be reversed but - - you can see
it. Taking pictures you can see it. Our destination set for Wuhan. It`s going to be about a four hour train ride.
We`ve noticed it`s relatively full so far. I`d say at least maybe half full which is pretty significant given there`s next to no one traveling for
several weeks. Let`s get on board here. On board the train attendants collect our passports. They try to place CNN Photo Journalist Justin
Robertson`s accent. Where am I from? I`m from London. Yes.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (Inaudible)
JUSTIN ROBERTSON, CNN PHOTO JOURNALIST: England, yes.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It is not just friendly conversation as they want to be sure that we`ve been in the country for at least two weeks. So we`re not
potentially importing the virus from other areas. The threat to China now, thought to be external. Arriving in Wuhan, I`m quickly reminded of the
last time we were here, almost three months to the day. We`d spent just 29 hours on the ground when we abruptly learned that Wuhan was going on
lockdown. CNN shared that scramble out of Wuhan with you.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A rush check out sparked by a 3 a.m. phone call. Our rush right now is to check out, get out.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We headed to the train station as soon as we got word. As we arrived crowds already lined up for tickets stretching out the door.
4:15 in the morning here and the only way to buy tickets at this hour is in person. From there it was off to a Beijing hotel, quarantining before the
rest of the world realized you`d soon be doing the same. Fourteen days in a hotel room to make sure we`d not contracted the virus. We continued our
live reporting from quarantine and then relocated to Shanghai and here we were three months later headed back to Wuhan. The lockdown was over but
the hesitation remains. As we interviewed an American who`s lived in Wuhan since 2009, we also experienced the increase skepticism toward foreigners
like us and the growing distrust of western media. A crowd of police questioning us.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I`m from - - I`m from the U.S. but I live in Beijing. It was not our only interaction with authorities. When we returned to what
some Chinese scientists believe to be the source of the outbreak Wuanon (ph) Seafood Market and started reporting, police - -
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Given that many medical experts believe the virus transmitted from wildlife to humans, we wanted to go to another Wuhan wet
market and see what they were selling. Bit of a (inaudible) market like this all across China. This is actually a pretty normal one. They`ve got
a bag full of toads, some fish on the chopping block over there. No wildlife here but some snakes, lots of frozen poultry along with an array
of fresh vegetables and spices all under the same roof. Scenes like this appear to show the city of 11 plus million residents coming back to life.
Folks enjoying a game of badminton or just soaking in the stillness knowing that after weeks sealed inside your home this is a luxury.
And while many of the businesses here remain closed, the ones that have reopened are changing up the way they operate keeping customers outside,
bringing the products to them. Hotels like ours, spraying down everyone who walks inside with disinfectant. The elevators are marked with a safe
social distance. They provide a tissue to keep your bare fingers from touching the buttons. All of this as testing for the virus has become
streamlined here. Before we left, we had to get ours done too. An easy appointment to make, a quick throat swab, $35 fee to expedite the results
and 24 hours later we were handed the paperwork showing we were negative. And with that we could then safely depart.
A far less rushed check out this time leaving Wuhan (inaudible) three months ago. We`re getting in the car, headed to the train and we`re headed
to Shanghai. On the train back, police carefully examining our passports and test results allowing us to return to Shanghai without having to do
another quarantine. Once again leaving behind Wuhan as it slowly awakens in it`s post lockdown era. The people left, a bit shell shocked.
Navigating is uncertain moment but a cautious optimism.
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AZUZ: 10 Second Trivia. A century ago Remington, Royal and Underwood were all famous brands of what? Razors, watches, hats or typewriters. All of
these companies were famous for producing typewriters which were invented in the 1800s`.
Back in the day when those typewriters were widely used around the world, people were taught to put two spaces in between sentences. So after you
hit the period key you`d hit the spacebar twice. Here`s why. Each letter printed from a typewriter took up the same amount of space. So adding the
extra space after a sentence made the transition between sentences easier to read. Today though, the letters and most of the fonts we read or print
have different widths an "E" for example takes up more space than an "I". This is also intended to make text easier to read so some argue that the
extra space at the end of a sentence isn`t necessary anymore and several style guides from MLA to AP to the U.S. Government Printing Office suggest
using only one space after a period.
But if you`re old school or you were taught to use two spaces or you just like it that way, Microsoft will attack you. The company`s newest version
of Word will put one of those blue, squiggly lines indicating you`ve made a mistake after each double space following a period. Of course you could
tell Word to ignore it or just turn the feature off but who would have thought there`d be a war over spacing in the typewriter space.
Jeeps became famous for their roll, get it, in helping move the allies around the planet during World War II. But now they`re playing a part in
another battle, this seemingly endless line of Wranglers recently rolled through the streets of Atlanta, Georgia in a show of support for medical
workers. Several Jeep clubs teamed up to make this happen. The events organizers says it`s the least they could do for those on the front lines
of the corona virus fight.
We`re glad he could "wrangle" enough people to take part. You know they`re all "four-wheel". And while the sight of so many "expressuv`s" could make
you say "jeepers", there is nothing "jeep" about the utility of big hearted, wide tire people when they`ve all got drive. I`m Carl Azuz. Some
people have their head in the clouds. St. Cloud, Florida where St. Cloud High School is watching today from our YouTube channel. Thanks for doing
that. That`s a wrap for CNN 10.