‘133 days in Wuhan’: Reporting from the world’s strictest Covid-19 lockdown
14 May 2021 | 2:48 pm
Last year, France Télévisions reporter Arnauld Miguet became the last remaining Western journalist in Wuhan, as the Chinese city experienced 133 days of the world's most restrictive Covid-19 lockdown. From the early rumours of a mysterious new virus, to the challenges of reporting in a ghost town, Miguet's new book "133 jours à Wuhan" offers a unique perspective on the early days of the global pandemic. He shared his experience with Haxie Meyers-Belkin.
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