tv Our World BBC News January 30, 2021 9:30pm-10:01pm GMT
hello this is bbc news with maryam moshiri. the headlines. the government calls for a reset in relations with the eu — following a row over the supply of vaccines and the now—abandoned attempt to override part of the brexit agreement. i think the european union recognise that they made a mistake in triggering article 16, which would have meant the re—imposition of a border on the island of ireland. the prime minister publishes an open letter to parents, saying he's "in awe" of the way they're coping with home schooling. confusion over coronavirus rules in maternity wards — midwives warn a lack of clarity means some staff are being abused. five men have been arrested following a �*disturbance�* at a former military barracks in kent, being used to house
hundreds of asylum seekers. now on bbc news... from civil war to the pandemic, 2020 was a deadly year for the syrian province of idlib. our world follows two syrian doctors brought face—to—face with life and death. even before coronavirus, 2020 got off to a deadly start in the syrian province of idlib. but life continued for the millions of syrians trapped in the territory. as doctors, mohammed and zeina worked on the frontline of the humanitarian crisis. as coronavirus sweeps across the devastated region, where a third of the population live in refugee camps, the couple have to make a choice. to care for their patients or protect their growing family.
mohammed and his family of four live in idlib, a province in the north—west corner of syria. it is the only territory still held by anti—government rebels and the start of 2020 saw some of the bloodiest violence as president bashar al—assad tried to regain control. hospitals were bombed, hundreds of civilians killed, and a million people forced from their homes. as doctors, both mohammed and his wife zeina were on the front lines of the crisis.
with a third of idlib�*s population living in these cramped conditions with little access to clean water, mohammed fears the virus could spread quickly. surrounded by government forces and with little movement in and out of the territory, idlib manages to avoid an early outbreak. but another test result has come back positive.
but coronavirus does eventually come to idlib in earlyjuly when zeina is six months pregnant, and the first identified case is a doctor from the hospital where she works. her test results come back negative but with the outbreak spreading among hospital staff, she is becoming anxious about the health of her baby.
within weeks, mohammed's fears have come true. the virus has spread to idlib�*s refugee camps where a million people live in close proximity. with few health facilities, mohammed is sent to assess any suspected cases. officially, he has found 33 positive cases in the camps, but mohammed knows that most of them are going undetected.
especially as the ceasefire between the syrian government, its russian allies, and turkish—backed rebels is starting to fall apart. explosion. zeina and mohammed decide that it's too dangerous for them to have their baby in idlib. but trapped within the besieged territory, their only other option is to give birth in neighbouring turkey, a country that closed its border with syria in 2015. as a doctor zeina is allowed in, but the children cannot go with her.
hello, it's been a chilly day, pretty much wherever you are, made worse by a brisk easterly wind for some of us. some sunny views from our weather watchers, albeit looking out onto snow—covered hills. a few wintry showers in scotland, another dose of heavy rain into parts of england and wales. that's why there are so many flood warnings in force at the moment. and notjust rain, some snow, particularly
to the higher ground in wales. notjust here, though, as this area of wet weather pushed in. into the colder air we saw some of that sleet and snow all fizzling out now as we get into the night and where it has been wet today, as temperatures drop, it is going to be turning icy. this area of low pressure that brought the wet weather is pulling away. there is another one heading our way tomorrow so, for some of us, more rain, but it's sleet and snow on the hills, although, for many, sunday's looking dry, as we'll see in a moment. and it will be turning dry where it's been wet today across southern parts. but again, as temperatures drop, it'll be getting icy. icy, too, in the northern isles where there will be further wintry showers around. a few freezing fog patches in scotland, and with a widespread hard frost, one of the coldest nights of the winter so far, with some spots in scotland dipping down into minus double figures as sunday begins. a few more of those wintry showers in the far north of scotland. for many of us, a lovely, crisp, sunny start to the day, some cloud increasing, sun turning hazy and some thicker clouds and outbreaks of rain pushing back into south west england and wales.
some sleet and snow to the higher ground here, turning damp and drizzly towards parts of south—east england later in the day as well. not quite as chilly in that breeze, which isn't quite as strong tomorrow as it's been today. and as we go on through sunday night and into monday morning, again, one or two wintry showers in scotland, not quite as cold here as it's going to be in the coming night. and for parts of england and wales, a damp night to come with patchy rain and, again, a little bit of sleet and snow to the hills, more especially in wales. tt tends to fizzle out as we go on through monday morning, though, a good deal of cloud across southern parts on a cold—feeling, damp day. there will be some sunny spells the further north you are you may catch an isolated shower and easier monday temperatures. then we're looking into the atlantic. well, first sign of it here and the more vigorous weather system coming our way going into tuesday, more rain where it's not needed. a freshening wind, as it meets the colder air pushing north some disruptive snow around during tuesday, lingering in parts of scotland into wednesday, too. so for some of us it will be turning briefly milder and then colder
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