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most of monday and then it's gone by to see a disappointing 30 finally rising but on tuesday. al jazeera. you're watching the news hour live from london i'm doubting obligates are coming up in the next 60 minutes a distressing 24 hours in the u.s. as new figures reveal it now has more record of coronavirus deaths than any other country. as the u.k. again reports more than 100 hospital deaths the government is criticized for its handling of the crisis. taking matters into their own hands the philippines city
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which has set up its own testing for covert 19. and mobile phone alerts and electronic responds how technology is helping stop the spread of the virus but what does that mean for our privacy. hello the united states has become the country with the highest coronavirus death toll that's according to latest figures from john hopkins university this one month after the world health organization 1st declared a pandemic well back then there were over 4000 confirmed deaths and in 30 or days or so that number has surged 210-0000 the epicenter of the virus has shifted as well moving from china and asia to europe and north america right here in the u.k. officials have again reported more than 900 hospital deaths in the total number of
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deaths is nearing 10000 in spain however there is cautious optimism they've just seen the lowest number of daily deaths in more than a fortnight's while in the u.s. the governor of new york says the number of people are being admitted to hospital continues to decline but that good news is offset by the total u.s. figure the number of dead there has now overtaken that of italy u.s. president donald trump has been heavily criticized for his handling of the crisis our white house correspondent kelly how it begins our coverage from washington. he has betrayed our national security when the us recorded its 1st coronavirus case on january 20th the united states was in the midst of another crisis the senate will convene as a court of impeachment the impeachment trial against president donald trump something he said was a distraction for the country. but did the political drama also leave the president distracted from leading a response to the covert 19th outbreak hitting the united states trump says he took
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the virus seriously from the start i felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic all you had to do is look at other countries but his public statements suggest otherwise in january is the world health organization warned of a global crisis and coronavirus cases in china grew truck bad chinese citizens from traveling to the u.s. but continue to downplay the threat we have a totally under control one person coming in from china he suggested it would go away by april as lawmakers expressed fears the u.s. was unprepared i'm deeply concerned that we are way behind the fondness by late february as rotavirus group states like washington and california lawmakers on capitol hill publicly questioned ministration the specials regarding whether or not resources have been stockpiled to deal with the crisis we do have in the strategic national stockpile ventilators we have masks we have enough for part well of course
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not or we wouldn't be asking for a supplemental to seek more money to procure more of that but by march tom why did travel restrictions to include some european countries also declared a national emergency in the us still as coronavirus cases expanded trump continued to downplay the problem it's going to disappear one day it's like a miracle it will disappear. he accused his democratic opponents weaponized in court. on a virus for political purposes and harming his reelection chances and this is the new home it's only as hundreds of new coronavirus cases emerge to process the us to the white house and now its national social distancing guidelines it prompted closures of most u.s. businesses overnight causing millions of americans to lose their jobs and a blitter a the once booming u.s. economy looking for a scapegoat trump blame china center
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a sister of the letter comes from china and contradicting public health officials trump continued to project off to mr telling americans he wanted businesses reopened by easter but as cases of coronavirus rose truck reluctantly expanded public health restriction we will be extending our guidelines to april 30th to slow the spread president trump has justified the mixed messages from his chronic virus task force arguing he's the country's cheerleader providing hope to americans in a difficult time but one analyst argues with the november presidential election on the horizon trumps response is driven by his desire to win a 2nd term as you know the saying goes never let a good crisis go to waste this is a president who has used every opportunity this crisis to to attempt to
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solidify himself so little fire his base and solidify his reelection we appreciate it very much trump continues to praise white house response efforts giving himself a 10 out of 10 even his critics accuse him of failing to respond swiftly to save thousands of lives kimberly health at al-jazeera washington. let's bring in john hendren for an update he's joining us from chicago so john as we're saying the u.s. has now surpassed half a 1000000 cases. that's right on friday the gruen new milestone was that it was half a 1000000 cases and today on saturday it's that at 20000 deaths the united states has eclipsed italy as the country with the most desks now italy is a country a 5th the size of the united states so it's more visibly devastated than the u.s. but you're beginning to see this sort of wave of cases and deaths strike in the
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u.s. in fact the president had at one time as kimberly said in that story. the president had predicted that we could let people out of their homes and open businesses here in the united states on easter sunday that is this sunday but on friday the president said in fact that those cases are likely to peak here in the united states just this weekend and there is some debate as to whether people should be able to stop those shelter in place orders beginning may 1st that something the president is very much wanted and that he found the director of the infectious disease institute at the centers for disease control says in fact there won't be a sense of normalcy here in the united states until november why is that important because on november 3rd president trump runs for reelection so he's working hard to try to get the country back up and moving he announced on friday that on tuesday he will outline the details of what he calls an opening our country council this will be senior administration officials doctors business leaders trying to come up with
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a plan to get the united states back in business and we've also heard from some governors who have appealed for the government for more funds to fight the virus well they've been getting out funding. that's right governor cuomo of new york governor hogan of maryland both are asking for more funding and we've had this back and forth the quick answer your question is that we don't know but we had this back and forth between the governors and the president the president who said he's giving the states everything they need the governors are consistently saying they are not getting what they need here in illinois where the entire state is on lockdown the governor here as well is saying that illinois is not getting the sort of personal equipment and the other assistant that it needs but notably the federal government has opened major hospitals emergency hospitals and convention centers here in chicago and in new york so they will continue pressing the president for
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more money from the federal government and the president will likely press back they'll probably come to some kind of agreement between all right john hendren thank you well more than 8600 people have died from the corona virus in the state of new york and the governor there says hospitalisations and intensive care admissions are continuing to take klein but those caught up in the outbreak there are now having to bear the financial crunch off the locked on christmas alone the reports. it's been called the crossroads of the world but these days no one is going anywhere just ask taxi driver nicolay hent hear people talking. about it he says his few customers are mostly hospital workers now that all but essential workers are expected to stay home in the city of nearly 9000000 taxis are essential to make you know. least easy $300.00 for
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they book now. if i make a 100 and. i can be lucky new york the center of american culture and commerce now has more coronavirus cases than any single country. even the famously busy grand central station is eerily quiet during normal times 3 quarters of a 1000000 people would pass through here each day now as empty as public spaces are hospitals are full and overflowing. public hospitals in particular have been overwhelmed statistics show that while the elderly or those with preexisting conditions make up most faith tallies minority communities have been hit disproportionately hard be. and doctors and nurses are under tremendous pressure a shortage of protective gear like masks and downs is only adding to the strain for nurses like sara dowd who came out to demonstrate being kind of thrust into the
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situation without everything we need without the resources we need to do the best job possible and. that has a psychological effect the feeling of being helpless scenes of refrigerated trucks as makeshift morgues in funeral homes struggle to contain the enormous loss of life have been traumatic even for notoriously tough new yorkers and for those who remain healthy nearly a month of school and business closures are also taking a toll thousands of small business owners are struggling to survive like jeff george who owns a martial arts studio existing is continuing to be able to pay the rent and pay the utilities and pay the employees right we want to we want to be able to sustain them as much as we and. that's important to me. still new yorkers like eric kerry and his wife are finding ways to bring people
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together from their rooftop with music even if for now they can't get close inspired by scenes in italy and spain they've been holding a nightly socially distanced party cannot wait to have a big party after this invite the whole lot over to our lovely roof deck and be able to have everyone there and enjoy a song and a drink together. but officials say that time is still weeks if not months away kristen salumi al-jazeera new york so that's over in new york but here in the u.k. health officials say the corona virus outbreak has yet to reach its peak despite the death toll nearing 10 thousands it's got an update on the latest numbers of modernization joining us from london so the new figures released on saturday what do they tell us maria. yes well it is just below the $10000.00 mark in actually england today we learned about 2 cases one of an 11 year old and another a 102 year old and that just gives you an idea of the broad age span of some of
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those who have died from the virus earlier on in that government briefing the medical director for n.h.s. england professor stephen powers really confirming what we already know that the country is facing its worst health emergency in a century already this week we have seen the u.k. overtake italy and spain in reporting the worst daily number of desks and sadly these figures are expected to rise we might see a peak in about the middle of this coming week but really that is practically impossible to predict just a few weeks ago the government was indicating that perhaps we would see a peak around now around easter we can't possibly easter monday but they've backed right away from that now the best we can really hope for from these figures is that we might see a flattening some kind of stabilization in the coming weeks particularly in the number of new infections and the number of hospitalizations but no the death rate
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itself is probably going to rise and what is public opinion telling us about how people feel about the government's response to this crisis other government has been handling things. well the public is broadly behind these lockdown measures that are currently in place i think they understand the importance of protecting the n.h.s. and making sure that hospitals are not overwhelmed right now but there have also been concerns about the government's overall strategy the coherence all that and have been these calls for greater accountability because the u.k. parliament has been largely invisible in this crisis and we have had this call from the leader of the opposition labor party care starman has just taken over from jeremy corbett he is saying the parliament needs to reconvene as soon as possible of course parliament was suspended on march 25th because of the social distancing rules members of parliament when they are there obviously are sitting in close
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proximity to each other so they can't practice physical distancing in that environment because dhamma saying that even if the parliament has to reconvene in a virtual way which would really be a big fat kick into the 21st century but this institution you're saying it has to happen even if it means m.p.'s are asking questions on webcams why because a country is in a national crisis right now there has to be greater scrutiny and greater accountability of government when it comes to things like the strategy for testing on making sure that there are adequate supplies that the health care system in the hospitals would be equipped to cope with this crisis and then of course calls for greater clarity over the exit strategy from lock down measures so yes there have been calls for greater accountability for the government's handling of the epidemic and thank you very much for the u.k. government says it's ramping up its testing capacity but the complexity of the process makes widespread screening difficult so how spoke to engineers at imperial
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college london who may have the answer. well the spiraling death toll here in the u.k. has led to ever more urgent questions aimed at the government did they act too slowly in instituting the lockdown 3 weeks ago could more lives have been saved had they rely for too long on advice to wash hands and sing happy birthday twice as the prime minister boris johnson regularly advised were there other things that could have been done there are shortages of personal protection equipment still being reported across the national health service here and of course testing is a saga of its own here at imperial college in london a team of engineers have invented new technology to build a portable personal test that will produce rapid results in just around an hour as opposed to the day or 2 that it currently takes let me introduce chris thomas who is regis professor of engineering here at imperial college chris thank you so much for joining us can you tell us a little bit about your test and how it works. as you probably alluded to earlier
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the fact is that it takes longer to do a test today on the time the sun please take has to then be transported to the oratory the laboratory has to prepare to have to extract the d.n.a. r.n.a. it has to amplify it and all that could take 48 hours throughput from the patient to the result so there's a desperate need for faster tests that can be brought to the community d.n.a. knowledge which is a spin from imperial college with the technology partnership in cambridge together we've been at this technology which we call the notch cartridge that this entire poetry that i spoke about all within this little device affected be all that petting all those machines everything is in capsulated in this small little bit of technology so that's really good it means now complete brought to the patient and set up the patient go into the lab this can all to meet be used as
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a home test the patient can take the. swaps simple for impact we use pediatrics watch very small and unfriendly they can be certain to the last or all i know are true for a tiny tiny bit but it's worth it it's worth a few seconds once that's taken it think goes into the back of our little cartridge then the little clip on the back and this is it the r.n.a. of the virus or the piracy is loaded into the into the capture and that can all be done within an hour or so so within an hour the patient will know whether they're negative or positive chris is this potentially the holy grail that unlocks testing in the same way that boris johnson the prime minister says testing is the thing that unlocks the coronavirus i think that we're getting towards the holy grail this may or may not be it there are other technologies out there but we haven't come across anything which is completely lab based this idea of bringing the lab to the
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patient is really critical because then things can be done in the community and that's the best way to avoid spreading the disease how long way from mass production of this test and it's rolled out in the community by the end of this month we would have done almost $10000.00 tests within the community we would have validated those test so come may and june 250000 maybe 100005 end of june july 230-0000 then a 1000000 by august september so it does mean that we can rapidly scale this because the technology is very friendly actually it's a consumer technology the same technology is used to make. printers so it's a very similar scaling so what we have already in the crystal thank you so much for joining us with the government has set its own targets looking to increase testing
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to $100000.00 tests per day by the end of this man. but that alone is still a long long way from the scale that will be required for full scale community wide testing that needs to come sooner or later and the invention as described here at the imperial college london may well be an extremely important part of that. well europe is now the epicenter of the virus that overwhelmed hospitals and forced tens of millions of people into lockdown there are questions about whether the european union will survive because of what critics say was a muggle response to the pandemic lawrenceville reports try to carry out an act of . if you cast your mind back to the days before everything changed this is extraordinary how badly things were misjudged how it all went wrong this video was shared by the mayor of milan on february 27th when politicians in
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northern italy were either blaming migrants for the virus or insisting the country's financial capital had to remain open for business as a piece of politics it was catastrophic this messages had a huge impact probably led people to underestimate what was happening here after a couple of weeks both had all these politicians had to apologize for the. more than a week before that tens of thousands of football fans had descended on the san siro stadium in milan to watch the champions league game between atalanta and the spanish club valencia it's now widely suspected that this was the trigger for the virus to jump countries. as the days turned into weeks the sheer horror of the situation turned into a daily reality. 300 dead 405-6708
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day it's really pete that just under a 1000. there was nowhere to put the bodies they use an ice rink in madrid the spanish capital absolutely on its knees by now europe was in a flap panic its famous open borders were closed by march the 11th the u.s. had banned fly. from the schengen area and inevitably the ban was reciprocated business stops unemployment rockets and. european unity was nowhere to be seen amid allegations of countries hoarding protects of medical equipment and not sharing it with italy and spain no member state can handle this crisis on their own and because in this crisis and in our union more generally it is only by helping each other that we can help ourselves not only could europe not agree on ways of helping each other's economies there were enormous differences in the response to the
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pandemic sweden didn't go into lockdown at all germany tested as many people as it could for the virus and had a much lower death rate than other countries hungary bound elections and handed all power to prime minister viktor orban to the consternation of much of the european union. france began the same grim trajectory of cases as italy had a few weeks before and the u.k. to weather countries under funded health care system was feared to be under such strain of the army helps build new hospitals in exhibition senses. prime minister boris johnson had to be rushed into intensive care with the virus and is only now beginning to recover europe felt like it was in disarray with a. can of the biggest questions about the new reality is what it says about us and our ability to adapt to a situation none of us have ever known company. in some ways has brought out
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the best in people the shared trauma eased slightly by community spirits on every european balcony people try to find the positives like cleaner air we'll clean a war so everyone knows the day will come when the police won't fine people for being outside and they'll be a vaccine people in europe and beyond will tell their children about what it was like to live through the virus the problem is what happens between now and then. barnsley al-jazeera in london. there with the news hour on al-jazeera coming up in a moment back on the road the coronavirus crisis forces venezuelan migrants to leave the lockdown in colombia. on religious sites and refugee camps extreme measures being used to prevent corona virus spreading through the middle east.
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now this long weekend sports but if the early summer to a good part of western europe but it's increasingly smaller space this series representative of frontal system switching in close this warms the orange represents temperatures significantly higher than they might otherwise be now the cat a course usually brings rain or snow with it that's no exception at the moment is doing just that in scandinavia in parts of the british isles but not in the hot middle bit paris for example 26 degrees on saturday it only drops off slightly on sunday monday the thunderstorms and show you some things changing and we're back down to the average of 16 by monday those thunderstorms going to come in eventually and what you can't quite see his band of blue which is a cold front here it is on sunday just making his show on the breastbone into its bottom end has been causing miserable weather cloudy weather that brings of light rain in spain and portugal for the last few days carry on doing that there's
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equally a northerly breeze ahead of it this whole part of the same system and notice this knocking the temps back quite considerably berlin 10 degrees vienna at 22 but that won't last you'll notice that cold breeze brings the greens in the low temperatures and the want to squash not out of austria into hungary. rewind returns with a new series a care bring your people back to life i'm sorry i'm brian new updates on the best of al-jazeera documentaries there has been a number of reforms put in feis since the program was filmed rewind begins with mohammed at the time when i was in libya i was the top of the class and know. like any other student i was very fortunate to be awarded another scholarship rewind on al-jazeera there are people in the world who want all forms of verification to just
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go away so we need people fighting against that really either trying to see if it's a fake to be view may be in syria but in a different time they risk a great deal to find out the truth in very complex situations that include major global play as we've been targeted by cyber attacks from russia there are dangers into this conflict belling kept. troops in the post truth world and on 00. 0. hello again the top stories on the al-jazeera news hour the united states has become the country with the highest coronavirus death toll there are at least half a 1000000 americans infected with the virus the u.k.
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has again reported more than 900 hospital deaths officials say the coronavirus outbreak is yet to reach its peak despite the overall death toll nearing 10000. and italy which has the 2nd highest death toll starting to see the pressure on hospitals despite a slight rise in the number of fatalities on saturday spain has seen the lowest number of daily deaths in weeks as well. well one month since the world health organization declared the corona virus outbreak a pandemic and across the world people are wondering how and when it will end let's speak to mohamed when the it is of our all in just that lancaster university joining us via skype thanks for your time with us on the news hour so i mean that is the big question many people wondering how exactly this is going to end what would an effective exit strategy look like in your opinion. just to remind really that why these every street should have been put in place is to really intervene
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amid the transmission of the virus so that the health care is just i'm going to go with the infection out of cod so proud of the infection and you know really deep into that. this. every country in the europe 'd and around the globe are 'd at different scale of that locking down so there are certain criteria based on which look 'd will be eased and it will be destruction will be phased out the 1st thing is that when we start to seeing a sustained at decrease in the number of cases for example for 14 days if we start to see the number of cases are because in significantly that is the 1st clue that the exit strategy can be applied and the 2nd thing is really that the hospital is in the cup abilities that they can tackle every person who need to hospitalisation and the 3rd is really that we have a cup ability that is quiet and is of patient enough to test isolate and really screen the people in the community so that we can sort of the surprise limit the
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spread of this infection so all these people in simple required international effort really to apply so that any any exit strategy can be put in place and is this and that strategy is a success strategy. based on a sort of international countries a one size fits all because we know that there are different countries now in different stages or durations of their lock downs. so the strategy has to be 1st come and fast goes so any country that has been a heavy hit in the beginning they are the one 'd who is going to be leaving fast but that is really at the part of the whole strategy that the most important thing at this moment really i want to emphasize the areas that every country is very heavy handed but the nationalist activities so we have to avoid that we have to avoid the nationalist. policies we have to embrace the internationalization because there are resources over there in the whole universe that we can really combine
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them and put into the favor of this exit strategy for example putting into the perspective the swab samples that are required to collect it from the patient those are being made quite have really aimed the molten part of italy from the capital company the test kits those are required to test people they are being made in germany 2 thirds of the ventilators are being made in the us if each of the country major they are doing now or going to emphasize only on to that national interest the as a strategy it would take a longer 'd time and it would become very complicated and let me just ask you about the social distancing measures that we've seen put in place and it's particularly here in the u.k. i mean how long do you think the social distancing measures need to be implemented for and also will they have to stay in place until there is a vaccine. well that probably we can't afford to have that restriction. being in place until the vaccine would become available because the vaccine what we
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are aiming is i mean early as possible would be and of this year or early next year so we can sustain to that but there are certain in tree may years that can be put in place for example as we're saying if the immunity level made in the population which we've been claiming before is the herd immunity if that reached to 40 percent basically we are in the situation where to spread of the virus would be significantly to us and the time when people who are afraid to help it can be allowed to come back to the norm and see and then we can protect the rest of the population for 'd further impact of this infection right mohammad's in one year we thank you very much for speaking to us from lancaster thank you all the coronavirus pandemic isn't expected to peak in latin america for another 3 weeks but healthcare systems in the region are under strain some countries are already in recession and people have no choice but to ignore locked on measures and go to work or latin america to turn to c.n.n. reports from santiago body speak composing on the streets or inside houses in
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ecuador is tropical city of. cemeteries and funeral parlors can't cope with the demand and the government can only offer cardboard closets to the latest victims. it's already a catastrophe long before infections from kalid 19 reach their peak. period and if in one of them got plenty of funding if they wait for them to die before helping them and when their dad they hand them over to the family this is terrible. since march 1st the pandemic has been spreading rapidly throughout latin america and brazil the country with the most deaths so far drug lords are imposing quarantines in slums that's because the president is still refusing to take strong measures at the expense of the economy in mexico the government and the people appear dangerously nonchalant about social distancing and testing even as coronavirus cases continue rising. by contrast in argentina chile peru colombia paraguayan
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and most of central america borders are closed and the army is on the streets to enforce partial or total quarantines to try to slow the curve of contagion improve for example men are allowed to leave the house to shop on alternate days and women on the other days to keep more people off the streets but where the notable about i think it's a good idea to be able to control the masses a little bit because of the type of contagion that we're facing possible but it's not enough we don't. think this place is as they develop. number one in terms of health systems and they and the system in systems. i mean i would say only 84 percent of the tourists or have access to ship addiction there restore anything. latin america faces another tremendous handicap
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a very high population density in its major cities coupled with widespread poverty that fans the spread of disease. but the region faces an even bigger problem maintaining a problem quarantine for much longer and many of these cities will likely be and possible to enforce and for a very simple reason 58 percent of latin americans like means work in the informal sector and faced with the choice of staying at home to starve or defying a party they would rather come out here and take their chances with the buyers. in many countries hospitals are already running out of surgical masks and ventilators at least 14000000 people are already out of work and with the peak of the band dimia still some 3 weeks away latin america may well be facing unprecedented death and devastation. to see a new man al-jazeera santiago. a teenager from an indigenous tribe in brazil has
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died from the corona virus raising fears the disease could wipe out indigenous communities in the amazon 15 year old was from a village within the yanomami indigenous territory with covert 19 being named as the cause of his death late on friday he is the 1st member of an indigenous territory to be killed by the disease. and health experts have warned that the virus could have devastating consequences for brazil's 850000 indigenous people. one in 4000000 people have fled venezuela in recent years because of a deepening economic and humanitarian crisis many fled to colombia where they now face a tough choice stay there and try to survive in a country in lockdown because of the virus or return home al assad or apache reports from bogota. fleeing on foot carrying all their worldly possessions the highway out of quarantine bogota has become dotted with hundreds of homeless hungry venezuelans attempting to walk back to their battered country. silas and her family
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worked as street vendors but with the lock down they ran out of money and ended on the streets and there was no one left to sell to how we supposed to survive an approach of the police even perhaps it us from being outside we live hand to mouth day by day how can we pay the daily rent how can we ate. in recent years more than 4000000 been a square other south american countries escaping the economic collapse in venice where simon managed to earn a meager but decent living thanks to reese who worked in a car wash leaving was an agonizing decision. there's nothing left to do here we lost our jobs and we can't count on getting help from the government until 2 weeks ago when the lockdown started venezuelan migrants in difficulty had access to some form of assistance but since then shelters migrant centers and soup
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kitchens are all closed leaving them with no help at all. the government has increased the number of cash transfers to some struggling families but it's not enough but with as mayor said that at least for now the temporary shelters being built in the city were exclusively for vulnerable colombians. doors of cattle league relief organizations are closed with no official date for reopening. so either we'll throw in a lie says the fear of contagion in the excessive number of people in need left them with no other option. we don't have the resources nor the space to deal with this precious we're seeing that the mayor and the government are passing responsibility to one another because the number of people in need is simply too high. back on the highway there always stop to catch a breath and firm up their bags the estimator will take them 15 days to get to the border. they know the situation back home will be equally tough but at least they
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say they'll have a roof over their heads and their family nearby to help as much as they can and listen to them i'll just. as the mongrels in the philippines for corona virus testing one city is going at it alone with its own screening program in an effort to flatten the current the government has been under fire for delaying plans to start mass testing nationwide tomorrow and duncan has one. it's the scribed as the 1st localized mass says program for the coronavirus here like many cities billions wella is grappling with a pandemic and with help from these health workers they say they're taking matters into their own hands to set up their own testing system separate from the national government their aim is to stop the disease from spreading the 1st to get tested are some in this neighborhood described here as persons under investigation or may
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have contracted the virus or been in contact with infected people. frontline workers such as doctors and nurses are expected to get tested as well. previously requests for a limited amount of testing kits had to be me to the national government and it would take at least a week before results arrived with thousands of kit at their disposal and with the hospital that process these tests the results should only take 2 days to come through. the rileys come between i am told the her 15 and 35 for. anything he's already hearing. more than 60000000 filipinos have been
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forced to stay at home after president rodrigo detected declared a national health emergency a few weeks ago checkpoints like this one have become familiar scenes the government says the lockdown is necessary to prevent further outbreak in many communities but more and more experts say this is simply not enough and there are growing calls for the government to conduct mass testing in many communities the health system in the country is clearly in crisis most hospitals are full and the number of health workers dying from the virus continues to rise so testy efforts like this one are seen as a major breakthrough specially in poor communities which usually don't have much choice but to stay a toll and wait for help to arrive there is hope for the liver and they say from their collective anguish. dog an al-jazeera manila. turkey has put its most
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populated areas under a 2 day curfew to try to contain the spread of the virus people rushed to grocery and convenience stores after the announcement 31 cities are affected including istanbul and ankara turkey confirmed $98.00 more deaths in the virus on friday bringing the total number to more than a thousands governments across the middle east and north africa are taking drastic measures to curb the spread of coronavirus despite the un's call for a global ceasefire the region faces more uncertainty amid ongoing conflicts and declining oil prices how so how about our reports. this is counter the saudi authorities imposed a full lockdown islams holiest site is always packed with pilgrims the while the year but these are extraordinary times from morocco to saudi arabia
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governments have imposed restrictions curfews or closed borders to combat covert 19 jordan is under strict indefinite lockdown saudi arabia has the highest rate of infection in the region while algeria the highest death toll. in the absence of vaccines to prevent infection or forwards hope confinement of will limit the spread the number of laboratory confirmed cases might be far less than the actual numbers of cases due to a limited this think about cities in in some countries taking all these winds into account it is due. to expect because go to flatten. we must be ready for all the scenarios and members there should always be down for the war guess you know but despite the measures taken so far local stock markets are plunging and or oil
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prices are low as the pandemic shows no signs of anding soon the region is bracing for long term economic damage some of the oil exporting country are ordered the are to fly joe situations such as iraq and the country on this. day are very and these kinds are very. exposed to social and rest and even some country in the g.c.c. will face challenges such are so that every old man but having. declining just got revenue on arising budget and balance of payment deficit but this is where covert 19 might leave a lasting impact in libya troops loyal to war more tell if i have to have been targeting hospitals used by the tripoli based government to contain the spread of coronavirus in yemen and the saudi u.a.e. coalition announced a cease fire citing the pandemic you have the public health crisis with an economic
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crisis where people are losing their jobs they might have mass mortality with people dying on the street i think that will have quite a significant impact on how people view governing bodies but it's the syrian refugees and displaced who might be affected the most forced out of their homes stranded in the border or confined to crowded camps in neighboring countries they worry about an outbreak getting out of control about our al-jazeera. or africa has been affected by the virus much later than other continents and health experts are concerned it could be the hardest marcum web reports from kenya's capital nairobi. eating grilled meat in pubs is part of daily life in kenya's capital nairobi. telling it is big business. battle ground to a halt when the government ordered restaurants closed to prevent the spread of the
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coronavirus. grills on this strip of closed all the workers have been laid off. or is not well we must adhere to the measures but our customers are scared to come for even take away we have nowhere to turn to for help. to grow me traders here are among millions across africa have already lost their livelihoods because of restrictions on movement and trade. shoppers in kenya supermarkets have to keep distance and sanitize their hands but shops like this are the dumain of the middle class which in most african countries he's tiny crowded markets like this are more normal simply isn't space for people to keep distance here it would be impossible to enforce it the people that trade in places like this and people that buy them here they don't come here in the daytime they go hungry in the evening and it's the same story for millions of people in
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cities across the continent that. the government of the democratic republic of congo has locked down the central commercial district of its capital kinshasa. to most of the rest of the city of about 12000000 people are still out and about trying to trade if they don't go out to find work and means of livelihood so there becomes a significant cost to the containment measures the governor said it's treating all square and in the absence of social protection you're going to see people tell me what. south africa's army has been accused of rights abuses in trying to stop any our people when it in force to lock down the country is recorded more cases of the virus than anywhere else on the continent possibly because it carried out many more tests it's locked down seems to have succeeded in slowing the rate of infections in much of the rest of the continent hospitals and health ministries have recorded relatively low but sharply rising numbers so far with many living in cramped
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conditions like the slum in nairobi health experts think the worst is yet to come if these interventions i don't testing i don't i don't have good practices. but also taking care of the social needs of the population i'm not going to be thought out clearly. just a steep price and which we bring in a lot of debts. as long as markets are busy like this one in nairobi it will help the virus spread the markets mean hunger and social unrest african governments face difficult decisions in the weeks ahead millions of people will face the consequences. malcolm webb al-jazeera nairobi kenya. and google have announced they're working together to develop technology that will alert people when they have been close to anyone infected with the virus the idea is to help governments roll out apps to run out both on android devices and i phones alexia
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rhyme reports. for many of us technology is a major part of staying in touch during lock down from online workouts to church services. and birthday parties. it's helping bring our communities together but technology also has the potential to alert people when they've been close to anyone and fictive with the virus google is teaming up with apple to develop apps to do just that it's a rare collaboration between the american companies whose operating systems power 99 percent of the world's smartphones but some fear the technology could also lead to more unwanted scrutiny of our private lives and personal data google's business model is to truck google's a surveillance capitalist google makes its billions by tracking every move you make on and off the web apple and google say prissie transparency and consent at most
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importance and as if it and they will openly publish information about their work for others to analyze governments worldwide are working out how technology can help us to identify sick people and stop the spread of the virus some countries including poland israel and singapore already use people's handsets to monitor their quarantine or send coronavirus alerts. south korea is joining hong kong and using electronic wristbands with some uses asked to send a photo of their home to prove their unself isolation that's aimed at getting the lockdowns and border restrictions lifted as soon as possible it's very new new technology it's very interesting but a lot of people worry about it in terms of the person's freedom we're going to take a look at that a very strong look at it we'll let you know pretty said a crime in china where the outbreak began last year. codes dictate where the people
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can leave the house and where they can go digital rights activists say such apps need to be designed so they can't be misused so today it's often we're not china we never make you you know make you use this but what happens tomorrow when it's on every i.o.'s device and every android device and we start using the lockdowns and we say to people you want to go back to work you can but here's the cab yacht you have to turn it on you have to opt into it you know but you get your choice you don't have to go to work but if you want to go to work you got to. scientists admit take knology alone it won't be enough to eradicate the virus instead it will need people's commitment and real life brian al-jazeera. still to come out of their news hour. of us 3 of the apollo 13 mission one that became a story of survival against all odds.
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when diplomacy fails and fear sweeps in our borders are wide open wide open to drugs terrorists we've proven that barriers are built to impose division and it's not effective instead of being an obstacle or tornado or wastes into became another obstacle to peace in a 4 part series al-jazeera revisits the reasons for divisions in different parts of the world and the impact they have on both sides walls of shame on al-jazeera.
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hello again a court in yemen run by hold the rebels is sentenced for journalists to death on spying charges they were part of a group of 10 journalists who were accused of spying for the so the u.a.e. coalition amnesty international says the men are being held on false charges and has called for their immediate release. pakistan's military says 6 civilians have been injured during an attack by the indian army near the line of control in the disputed region of kashmir it says india launched artillery and mortar attacks causing it to respond fighting at the line of control has increased this week on
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sunday the indian army said it killed 5 pakistani backed fighters during a gun battle in which 5 foot soldiers were also killed both india and pakistan claimed the entire region now saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the apollo 13 space mission the one that was intended to culminate in a lunar landing but an explosion aboard left 3 astronauts fighting for survival it was what nasa called a successful failure on the lessons learned have inspired a new generation of astronauts why can't a house more. a barely audible occurring was an iconic phrase that became part of popular culture. say again please can we have a problem. the launch was routine
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this was to be the 3rd moon landing and the mission commander james lovell was on his 4th trip into space. and it was just after month 35 hours of displeasure that the motion occurred ok now it's everybody keep an explosion in an oxygen tank destroy the outer panels of the command module and shorted many of the intricate electronics keeping the craft in orbit the idea of a moon landing was abandoned the success of the mission was not to be measured by survival the astronauts used to luna model as a lifeboat well dozens of scientists back at mission control worked out how to repair the systems keep the astronauts alive and get them back to find a way to make this video into the homefront vs. using nothing but that. is just a short. little to get. the world was transfixed by the drama taking
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place in space. your astronauts will come back see for a few days all division was forgotten as millions around the globe will be astronauts as safe return home. and 50 years later a new generation of astronauts inspired by lessons learned from the apollo 13 mission. members of massa's autumn is program which is designed to put a man and woman on the moon by 2024 followed by a mission to mars we learn more from our failures than we ever do from our successes. up in space astronauts on the international space station continue their work remembering the apollo 13 mission in a video conference and paying tribute to the scientists on a striving to keep them safe in the face of a pandemic has changed the way that mission control operations worked they're
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actually doing hand over between shifts between 2 different rooms to minimize the contact but yet here they are persevering and through their ingenuity in their professionalism we're they're going to return a star earth safely just like their predecessors did 50 years ago i think apollo 13 was a very good example. of always expecting. the unexpected. when i saw the person streaming out in that blossoms whose blood this time that the less we solved in the pacific ocean we would be successful . a 50 year old message that resonates in a world sheltering from pandemic mike hanna al-jazeera washington thanks for watching the news hour on al-jazeera back in just a moment we'll have much more oftentimes the news coming your way see you thanks.
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in a country beset by poverty and lack of infrastructure. sometimes we risk our lives in taking these boats with cattle saving lives is a dangerous job as a vaccine talks on a good 24 hours there are patients waiting for his mother who must be in pain lives worth risking a week ago one of the gang stops some vehicles on the road at that can do it with what for them. risking it all guinea on al-jazeera. one of the really
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special things about working for al-jazeera is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much and put in contribution to a story i feel we cover this region better than anyone else working for it is you know it's very challenging there but in a particular because you have a lot of people that are divided on political issues we are with the people we live to tell the real story so i'll just mandate is to deliver in-depth journalism we don't feel in favor to the audience across the globe. seen as a burden countless babies are aborted in india simply for being girls. but amidst this resistance even from our own patients delist midwife has adopted the course of challenging deeply ingrained traditions and terminating this modern day decide the daughter to
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