Global National: March 26, 2020

After the spread of COVID-19 triggered the closure of the Canada-U.S. border to non-essential travel, Global News has learned U.S. President Donald Trump is considering sending troops to the border. Mercedes Stephenson explains why Trump apparently thinks Canadians are a threat during the pandemic.

Also, as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says more vital equipment and supplies are on the way to Canada. David Akin explains where they'll be coming from, and how the federal government will enforce the Quarantine Act for Canadians returning from abroad.

Looking internationally, following Italy's grim, record-breaking trajectory, Spain has now seen more 4,000 people, including hundreds of health care workers, die of COVID-19. As Crystal Goomansingh reports, those two countries are reporting the highest death tolls of this pandemic. As for the United States, the U.S. now has more COVID-19 cases than any other country in the world. The milestone comes as new, disturbing video reveals the dangerous conditions facing New York's medical workers. As Jackson Proskow reports, at least one doctor says it's worse now than it was right after 9/11.

A team of medical researchers in New York has developed a blood test that can detect whether people have antibodies to COVID-19 present in their blood. As Heather Yourex-West explains, the therapy could be a critical weapon in the war against COVID-19.

How long is the average hospitalization for COVID-19 patients? Can you catch the novel coronavirus twice? How long can it live on our electronic devices? Jeff Semple gets experts to answer more of your novel coronavirus questions.

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