Matt Frei is Europe Editor and Presenter at Channel 4 News.
This year he has led the Channel 4 News coverage of events in Ukraine from the crash site of Malaysia flight MH17, to the tensions in Crimea and reported live from Independence Square on Kiev’s bloodiest day. He has also secured major interviews with Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Aung San Suu Kyi.
Prior to his appointment as Europe Editor for Channel 4 News, Frei was the Washington Correspondent for two years and has reported on the Americas on everything from business and culture to US foreign policy and its view of the world.
He is also part of the presenting team across Channel 4's news and current affairs portfolio, including the award-winning Dispatches programme.
Matt previously anchored the BBC World News America bulletin and was also Washington Correspondent. He presented a weekly radio show called Americana, and in two decades at the corporation reported from Bonn, Rome, Bosnia, Kosovo, North Africa, Hong Kong and Singapore.
He is the author of two books: Italy: The Unfinished Revolution published in 1996 by Random House and Mandarin books and Only In America published in 2008 by 4th Estate.
The daily outpouring of goodwill towards the country’s frontline medical staff has been one of the more heartwarming aspects of the coronavirus outbreak.
As the country comes to the end of its first day of lockdown, many people around the country will be wondering how to keep their spirits up while stuck at home for weeks.
President Trump has been cristicised for both his dealing with the coronavirus crisis and also his labelling of it as the ‘chinese virus’.
Joining Matt in the studio is Ruth May from Colchester, who’s the Chief Nursing officer of NHS England and from Westminster, Guddi Singh – an NHS doctor.
In Italy the number of deaths from coronavirus has surpassed those in China. 3,405 people have now died from Covid-19, a rise of 427 in just 24 hours.
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Joining me now from Yorkshire is the former director of maternal and child health at the World Health Organization and now Professor of Global Health at UCL, Professor Anthony Costello.
We spoke to Dr Clare Gerada, who was chairperson of the Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners from 2010 to 2013.
We speak to the economic secretary to the treasury, John Glen – and ask him where all the money handed out in the budget was going to come from.
Dr Jonathan Quick, from the Duke Global Health institute, joins us from Washington DC.
We are joined from Geneva by Dr Margaret Harris from the World Health Organisation.
Italy has almost ten thousand cases, making it the second worst after China
Markets ‘pricing in risk that maybe we’re going to get tipped into global recession’
Dr. Richard Hatchett advised the Bush and Obama White Houses and worked for the agency that protects Americans against pandemics and bioweapons.
Across the world the number of coronavirus cases has now topped one hundred thousand.