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this is deja vu news live from berlin germany pulls the emergency brakes to slow the pandemic machall says bars cinemas gyms will be closing and urges people to reduce personal contacts and travel restrictions coming as delhi infection rates climb back will address parliament on these measures later this morning and then even stricter slate of measures in france president the call sends the country back into lockdown people need written permission to leave their homes will go live to
paris also on our show. poland's pro-choice activists promise their protests will continue their taking to the streets for a 7th straight day against a near total ban on abortion. and 7 months after the shooting of a black woman in her home by police in kentucky we need people pushing for reforms in law enforcement. i'm brian thomas good to have you with us today germany is closing down at least partially the german chancellor all a macro has announced a limited national lockdown for most of november now the goal is to stop an alarming rise in new corona virus infections they've now hit
a new one day record of about $17000.00 beginning monday restaurants gyms bars and theaters will be among the businesses shutting down schools shops and places of worship rules though remains open. the deserted streets of the spring are about to become all too familiar again in germany for 4 weeks from november 2nd the entire country will be under a partial lockdown faced with another record high of daily coronavirus cases on wednesday chancellor angela merkel in the country 16 state premiers quickly found consensus. there's a. lot of it today is a difficult day for policymakers i have to emphasise that because i know how much we're asking of people but we have to find a way to ensure that we don't fall into a national health emergency but at the same time to the greatest extent possible ensure that the economy stays upright. with 3 quarters of
new cases now untraceable the measures of far reaching cultural and leisure facilities as well as bars and restaurants will close with the exception of take out social contact in public will also be limited to just 2 households with a maximum of 10 people schools and daycare however will remain open with new hygiene protocols ahead of wednesday's announcement concerns about the economic effects of a 2nd shutdown were on everyone's minds not least of all the thousands of protesters from germany's hospitality industry who demonstrated against the closures in central berlin as. event bans would be dramatic for us because then we'd have nothing already the cancellations are rolling in if even a small events like birthdays aren't allowed then we really have nothing imagine and say to you there are hardly any artists left because they've had to find another job then we'll have an emergency in the culture sector. we need help we're
not allowed to work we're hoping for some positive talks with the government. finance minister orloff scholtz however has prepared a 10000000000 euro coronavirus aid package to compensate businesses hit by the stricter measures the hope now is to flatten the curve before the holiday season but it will be a costly feat both for the economy and society. let's talk about this more now indeed obvious political correspondent hans brandt good morning to you hans the german government says it is very concerned that the country's health system hospitals could be overloaded by the rise in corona virus cases we're seeing just how threatening is the situation right now well we've had a new record figures every day in the last few days and if we look back just 2 weeks this decision to was taken by at a meeting between the 16 regional leaders in germany and i'm going to go there was
a very similar meeting 2 weeks ago and after that merkel went public saying that she criticized the regional leaders for the decisions had they had taken because she felt they were not tough enough 2 weeks later we are still having a record numbers she was right those measures taken 2 weeks ago were not good enough now the infections are rising exponentially and that has an effect eventually on the health system and what market and the government are saying is that if cases continue to increase at that rate within $3.00 to $4.00 weeks we will be in a crisis in the health system and that's what they want to avoid there is agreement that actions necessary but when you look at the german press this morning across the board it doesn't matter what periodical you look at there's a lot of concern and a lot of criticism specifically of these measures is indeed that is criticism on 2 aspects the major aspect obviously is the effect it's going to have on the economy which is going to be significant there's no question about that and the question of
whether there could have not been other measures that would have in some sense protected the economy in a better man for instance not closing down restaurants and so on the government's response to that is that the number of cases are so high at the moment that you cannot trace back any more exactly where they happened what the government is trying to do is to keep the major economy going the factories being shut down for instance flights are not being suspended at the moment. but to try and restrict entertainment and restrict things that people do in their free time that's why restaurants theaters and so on are being closed down by gatherings and those kind of areas are trying to be are going to be restricted there's already been a lot of pushback against the current measures when you look at the street protests fairly large street protests out there do you see these type of demonstrations continuing in spite of the new measures demonstrations are still allowed but the number of people that are allowed to participate is going to be restricted quite
severely there are obviously people in germany and a large number of people in germany who want these restrictions to be lifted to our against them but one has to say that in polls one can see that a large majority of people basically agree with these kind of measures but there is pushback also in other levels within the political opposition and there's a lot of criticism of what's been taking place within the parliaments there some criticism and even within the coalition itself even in the coalition i'm mentioning that there's criticism that these measures could eventually face a court challenge and in the end be overturned they're definitely going to be called challengers they've already been announced and it is true that obviously that some of these restrictions contravene the rights that are guaranteed by the constitution so it's quite likely that there will also be certain measures that are thrown out by the courts that's quite possible and the german chancellor angela merkel in about an hour from now will be addressing parliament on this isn't the
criticism that parliaments have not been involved is being taken seriously by the governments and i'm going to present a case to parliament and face questions still doesn't mean that parliament has taken any decision on this but at least it is in some sense being consulted we're looking forward to that and you will be carrying that live here on our network hans will be with us as well to talk about that government statement from the american. well france will be seeing a much stricter lock down president amano mccraw has been laying out new guidelines for that country's shops bars and restaurants there will be closing that starting tomorrow friday travel between french read regions will no longer be possible mccrone announced the restrictions a day after france reported some $500.00 deaths in just 24 hours. the anxious wait for president mccollum speech to the nation. predicting can hardly
believe his ears he's going to have to close as bar again. we can't understand him we're having to make a huge sacrifice the economic consequences are definitely worse than the virus itself you said you could eat another lockdown from friday people will be allowed to leave their homes within a one kilometer radius to buy essential supplies or in emergencies but this time there are exceptions and i think schools will remain open people can work and people can visit care homes. infection rates in france are exploding more than half the 6010 of care beds in the country are occupied by covert patients the government is responding with the same tough measures it had wanted to avoid predict will not be serving wine again until december at the earliest. let's get more now from paris and our correspondent there lisa lois good morning to you lisa how has
the nation been reacting to the news of a new lockdown for the country. well i think you couldn't say they're happy but many people have been saying really sick if this really the government should have acted earlier specially a position forces have been saying you know the government should have prepared for the situations the figures the situation the figures were rising since september at the very latest and they could have imposed more measures early is so that now we wouldn't have to face such a strict lockdown and people here in paris many people have been leaving paris since yesterday to go to the countryside and spend the lockdown there at friends' houses or in their own houses in the countryside so people are not happy however a recent poll is showing that 9 out of 10 people will respect the new rules so it doesn't look like they will be any uprisings against them and they say anything like. the number of infections though has been increasing it's been surging for
weeks now do we know what's behind that and why didn't the government act earlier to contain the pandemic. well it's very difficult to say what we do now do you know that there are many clusters and at school and university at the government has now decided to close universities and they had imposed stiction earlier you know they had closed bars in certain areas every strict restaurants imposed curfews in about 2 thirds of the country lately but over these measures were and enough the government is saying you know we were surprised by the sudden rise infection numbers over the past a couple of weeks so viola just say however that with colder temperatures that was kind of predictable and that the government should have acted earlier really is paris putting together an aid package to help the kind of businesses that are going
to be affected like we're seeing here in germany bars restaurants gyms is there going to be financial aid for these small business owners. well absolutely and they were pretty long many schemes like the furlough scheme here there were will be subsidies and government loans for those businesses the exact details will still be nonce probably later in the day but the government has said that they want to do what they can to support all of the all those businesses self-employed rackets for example in poorer areas will get an extraordinary subsidy of $1500.00 euro's and the government will also take over losses of up to 10000 years per month but as i said the government will announce the exact details later in the day today ok we'll be looking forward to those details from paris lisa lopes for now thanks very much. let's get you up to date now on some of the global developments in the pandemic the number of confirmed drona virus cases in
india as now past 8000000 it has the 2nd highest number of cases in the world after the u.s. but one of the world's lowest death rates around health ministry says the country is now in a quote full scale war with covert 19 as 2 ron reports a record death toll for a 2nd consecutive day it is the worst hit country in the middle east and the state of victoria in australia once the country's coronavirus hotspot reported just one new infection thursday this comes a day after it lifted a 4 month lockdown in the city of melbourne. let's get you briefed down some of the other stories making the news around the world in hong kong a teenage activist has become the 1st political figure to be prosecuted under a sweeping new national security law imposed by beijing 19 year old toni chong is a former member of student localism that's a small group that advocated on kong's independence from china.
mean mars' the facto leader aung san suu kyi has voted early in that country's elections scheduled for november 8th her party the national league for democracy is widely expected to win she remains popular at home where her image is undented by accusations of complicity in atrocities against the country's role in just muslim minority. arcane zeta has made landfall in louisiana hammering the u.s. state with i wince and heavy rains authorities have been warning residents to take shelter and have confirmed one death so far. moves 4 of the suspected to sweep across the u.s. southeast. democratic presidential candidate joe biden has voted in his home state of delaware he joined more than 74000000 other
americans including his rival donald trump who cast their ballots ahead of election day next tuesday that's more than half of the entire turnout in the 2016 election. and staying in the u.s. philadelphia has imposed a nighttime curfew to quell unrest following the police shooting of a black man on monday 2 nights of looting and clashes between police and protesters all of the death of walter wallace jr at least 172 people have been arrested 53 officers have been injured. a protest against the killings of black americans by police became a national movement over the summer one of the focal points of the campaigns by black lives matter was the death of briana taylor who was killed when police carried out a so-called no knock warrant on her home you'd have to use all of her solid has been in louisville kentucky meeting those pushing for reforms to policing their.
october in lieu of the kentucky cities scarred by the penn demick and protests reeling from the death of black medical worker brianna taylor who died while police were searching her home in march. black lives matter activist couture hair and wants justice for briana she is her hero and the symbol of a movement that will no longer be silenced. personally and emotionally briana taylor's name for me it gives me strength she gives me hope and she gives me a reason to wake up every day and fight for justice i mean. i'm 40 years old in we have seen the injustices of black people in this nation briana taylor lived here on the outskirts of lou of them in march police entered her apartment using a no knock warrant an exchange of gunfire ensued and she died in
a hail of bullets you can see from out here that when police officers started shooting that they shot from outside the home and so here's one still. bullet hole in police evidence tape over 20 bullets shot in the night inside the home. a policy strategist drafted briana's law which bans the use of no knock warrants in louisville she says the roots of police brutality lie in the judicial system and with the police themselves no one is really holding the police accountable and it's almost like police officers have been able to just do whatever they've been wanting to do. 7 months after briana taylor's death the protest movement is still alive in late september kentucky's attorney general revealed that the police officers who shot her would not face murder charges i made the decision came as a shock for the kids who are
a heroine and many others now she's pinning all her hopes on a new president. we have to protect oh all folks in the united states and i don't think that the current own administration has done that i think that they have not feel like they've been misused and of these in their power and so this this this election is is the most important that i've ever seen. heroin is especially concerned that donald trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the election. in louisville protesters are singing for peace and for an end to the escalation of violence. the.
thousands of people have taken to the streets of numerous polish cities capping a week of delhi protests and start. after a top court decision that effectively bans abortions that ruling means abortions are now only legal of a mother's health as at risk or of a pregnancy as a result of rape or incest protest organizers say they will stay on the streets until the laws roll back. a silent protest against a decision many see as a scandal polish workers across the country went on strike to protest the toughening of the country's abortion laws. we're here to fight for our right to choose we're not advocating abortions we just want to be able to decide for ourselves we want to have control over our own bodies. we don't have
a choice now we are showing how we feel. they shouldn't have taken our rights from us this is the 21st century where in europe it can't be we have to fight it that last week poland's constitutional court toughened the country's already strict abortion rules even further the panel of judges declared abortions due to irreversible congenital defects in the fetus illegal the ruling sparked a massive uproar the majority of polls disagree with the court's decision and even many conservatives have joined the protests frustration has been focused on the powerful catholic church which favors the new rules church services have been interrupted and statues vandalized but most criticism has been directed at the governing lauren justice party which many polls believe has ended the high court's independence the party says the protests must end due to the coronavirus pandemic.
we have a situation in which those demonstrations will certainly cost the lives of many people. sheep to. those who are calling for them and also those who participate in them bring a common danger and so they are committing a crime a serious crime a. rights groups are warning the government could soon declare a state of emergency and revoke the demonstrators right to assemble meeting and end to the protests. fighting between armenia and azerbaijan over the disputed region of nagorno-karabakh has entered its 2nd after a 3rd ceasefire failed earlier this week the region lies within azerbaijan but has been under the control of armenian notari forces since the war there and that in 1904 our u.s. brokered truce failed to take effect on monday as the 2 earlier truces negotiated by russia armenia and azerbaijan continued to blame each other or cease fire
violations including food water and medicine moment 2 years at this point 3 minutes here you need in the armenian capital you're gone and working around the clock to get these students as it is to those in need. they've been here since the start of the conflict and seeing the intend to see it through to the end because across the border a new government cut about the need is great artillery firing down on cities throughout the region daily and the fog of war is making it hard to verify basic facts on the ground but these images at least to the extent of the damage in the regional capital step i can't. the 10s of thousands of already fled the violence like these women who found refuge in the armenian capital bringing with them stories of friends and neighbors killed and
injured while seeking shelter in basements or even churches. for some it was all they left with. but in against failure there was a man on the street from yerevan may god protect him and he said get in the car i'll get you out of here move move can you imagine our house burnt to the ground in 2 hours we didn't manage to save anything let the women gathered here see the world has turned their back on them eboni shinya everyone is standing around and whiting like this is some kind of game they're just waiting to see what happened in. the new subdued outnumber mongered blue just maybe it's just criminal the world is behaving criminally but it's because no one is listening to us. it just looked up or we will be victorious
a message emblazoned on video screens and patriotic posters throughout the capital where there are no official figures observers claim thousands of young armenians are volunteering for military service. government is one of them. going to thelma not just bought it siege of our responsibility to serve our fatherland is in a difficult situation. we need to protect our territory. we're not going anywhere you know. what's going on jill. to flags fly above your of on on the left the flag of armenia on the right the flag of the armenian enclave now got a new car bomb. here some call to display resolve and perhaps those. who knew you would know in the front when you go to karbala. we have some sports now
and in wednesday's european champions league matches dortmund scored a much needed victory to get their campaign back on track too late goals against zenit st petersburg gave them 3 points at home lives were not so lucky beaten 5 no and manchester united while messi scored in barcelona's victory at u. ventus wall parasol germaine or also winners all sporting events will not be spared in germany's upcoming november lockdown fans will be banned from bonus league football matches for the entire month german football thirties came up with hygiene rules in march that allowed the bonus league it to resume before any other european league model became a blueprint for the wider sporting world but despite his role to have success. german infection rates mean that stadium gates will be locked once again.
let's get you reminder now of our top story at this hour the german chancellor has announced a partial lockdown to slow a surge in $1000.00 cases beginning on monday bars restaurants and entertainment venues will be among the businesses they'll be closing for a month. to address the german parliament in just about an hour we'll have live coverage of her speech. and french president tomorrow mccraw announces tough new restrictions in france beginning friday shops fars and restaurants there will be closing travel between french regions will no longer be possible. don't forget you can always get news on the go download are out from google play were from your app store that gives you access to all the latest news from around the world as well as push notifications or breaking news you can also use that app to send stories you have photos and videos.
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