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do we know if the virus strain is already present in germany seventies top viral exist because stand aust news one of the leading experts worldwide when it comes to sars called to. him said on sunday morning that the virus mutation has not been seen in germany so far he whites are berlin's leading hospital the 70 and like i say he is the leading expert in the current corona virus that's causing so much headache so he hasn't seen it yet but of course there's an extreme risk that as we speak the virus mutation is on its way right and the u.k. has again a tightened coronavirus restrictions for christmas amid a surge in cases and what's the situation alike here in germany germany also tightened its restrictions last wednesday germans were initially promised an easing of restrictions because of course christmas is the most important family holiday here in this country and then under makola 16 state premiers looked at the latest
figures of new infections and just said ok the current measures have not worked enough and we have to tighten the restrictions again so very tight rules apply for germany as well you can only meet with 5 people and in certain areas of the country when you infections are extremely high you're not even allowed to go out at minds right deja vu correspondent nina has thank you very much for your reporting. as we've heard concern about the new strain has led british prime minister boris johnson and to reverse plans to ease coronavirus restrictions over the christmas period he's imposed an effect of a lockdown on london and on the south east england and has a need of the capital which is usually bustling with shoppers at this time of year almost unrecognizable millions of people have been forced to cancel their christmas plans under the restrictions the prime minister is facing why discredit criticism
for the decision. however britain's health secretary says the government had to take quick action this virus the new strain was out of control we've got to get it under control and the way that we can do that the only way you can do that is by restricting social contacts. well let's get more from mohamed money or here's a very from lancaster university in the u.k. dr minyard how concerned should we be about this new coronavirus strain well thank you very much for asking this one because this is really important to any mutation that occurred into the spike being but that makes the surface of the virus has some concerns because through this spike but again the virus and body and become successful so over the top and we have noticed that so many mutations outlook are rich out relatively little or no impact but this particular variant that have
emerged now has $23.00 mutations which are significant in terms of disease to also disability so therefore it seems like this why this is more successful and more fitter this means that it is possible for one person to another person and from one of the community quite effectively and of course the big question that everyone will want to know as we see a light at the end of the tunnel is will the already developed vaccines a still be effective. well that is again really important what i just want to highlight is that when vaccine works vaccine doesn't work against one part of the virus it works against different components of the virus for example there are more than 2030 different sites within the 5 but again against which the vaccine is effective so if one or 2 mutations occur still the other one would protect against the infection so as it stands now the mutation that we have had to fire the air in the u.k. have literally no impact on to the vaccine effect of that so therefore the vaccine can be developed by the pfizer astra zeneca would have no impact on the this why
the secretary on raising the immunity and also to really neutralize this waras i'm sure that's a relief for many to share but look at this mutation was 1st discovered back in september do you think the british government should have reacted earlier well this information was provided to the british government in the early october that the test cases were reported in can't reach and but then it's a product quite quickly in the other part of the inland and since then the government has been reporting on to this infection and we have the scientific community have been there and you find those mutations that are becoming more prominent but usually take a little bit of time before they become the dominant strains within the population so it was just just a few weeks before when the virus became so probably not. identified forward positive cases were belonging to this strain and that is how it made to the surface . to actually start to take place thank you very much mohamed when your environment just from a plane test a university. let's turn now to some of the other stories making
headlines around the world a powerful blast has rocked the afghan capital kabul killing at least 9 people officials are said a car bomb detonated as an afghan lawmakers convoy was passing through the city he was among at least a dozen people wounded in the attack of the 4. and a powerful psych loan has left a trail of destruction in fiji authorities say entire villages were wiped off the map and emergency services are trying to provide food and shelter to people in the worst affected places 4 people were killed but that number is expected to rise as aid workers reach outlying areas. 18 italian fishermen who were held for several months by a libyan warlord have are rived hope and their families are greeted them at the cillian ports prime minister. negotiated their release from libyan general custer
last week after his forces had accused of the group of fishing in libyan waters. and the bosnian a city of mostar is voting in its 1st local elections in 12 years its administration was left paralyzed after elections in 2008 by a just few between 2 main nationalist parties the 2 sides are finally struck a deal on how to govern the ethnically divided city in shoes. and police in japan have rescued dozens of skiers are trapped on a ski slope i have the snowfall the group which included a $22.00 children had to spend the night in a cottage after top of trees and power lines blocked the road to their resort record snowfall has caused disruptions are crossed northern and central japan. to nigeria now where more than 340 school boys have returned home after being
snatched from their classroom by kidnappers earlier this month and some of them have now begun speaking out about their ordeal we have this look at the impact of the abduction on one of the pupils. it's a peaceful moment with friends something 16 year old an issue of who prayed for but wasn't sure he'd experience again last week he and hundreds of other students woke to the sounds of gunshots armed men burst into their high school in the middle of the night rounding up the boys and forcing them to track through a nearby forest. woke up with will have to sometimes trekking they said we should stop here they said even if you try to run a real out you to run you will go nowhere rather you will die in the forest. and then well but that was not their fate they survived the kidnapping sometimes by eating leaves or drinking from puddles. and. if they said nothing to us except when
they shot guns they said allah is great allah is great they kept saying this. 6 days later a moment of celebration security forces rescued them from their kidnappers but the ordeal has left them and their parents worried about their return to school. on assist father did not want his face shown on camera as he talked about his fears . work. in good form of conflict i don't see. anybody knows one of them and. we. would have been a bit cool who would. nigerian authorities still have some explaining to do it's unclear who took the boys or whether a ransom was paid to free them until those questions were answered and the government does more to make parents feel safe fear will continue to grip families
in northern nigeria. fishing sports news now and in burnt as we follow byron in munich travelled to waver crews and in a bid to knock their hosts off top spot and go into the winter break in 1st place where the last unbeaten team left their season having conceded only 10 goals along the way they had their hearts a broken by a last minute when our. a gracious gesture from the hosts laverick who is in boss is presenting flowers to newly crowned player of the year robert evan dusky and goalkeeper of the year manuel neuer. but once the game started leverkusen turned less hospitable patrick schick opening the scoring with 14 minutes gone i'm the flowers a distant memory for noir. short corner now the memories are king pass and schick beautifully meeting the ball on the volley for the opener.
then byron got another press and just before half time who else but robert leaven doffs be the beneficiary across from thomas millar and liver couzens defense left the world's best player unmarked scored the equaliser. and laver couzens generosity continued in the games final seconds live in dusty getting his 2nd of the night unit and with the defensive blunder and the prolific poles shot deflected off edmond top soba into the net. 21 the final score and high in munich and a fantastic 2020 in their accustomed spot top of the table. and meanwhile shelter under new coach stay friends and jeered at their 29th straight game without a win on saturday losing one at nil at home to promoted side a beautiful it's me and identity in a sense of beautiful long ball into the box and
a 5 minute close was there to head it home early in the 2nd half focused evans wasn't pleased with his team's defending with close given far too much space in front of goal shock as when last when it was all the way back in january. and we take a look now at some of the other results from match day 13 a so far freiburg to easily be tagged. by then in sunday's early game there were away wins for hoffenheim braman and frankfurt dropped a vital points at home to cologne by lynn beach dortmund on friday night right now votes for are battling to get. football superstar leon messi has equal to brazil legend palays record of $643.00 goals for a single club the argentine superstar reached the milestone after scoring in barcelona to all draw against by them as he made his debut for the club in 2004 and
to pele reached at the same number of goals in 19 a season's brazilian aside some just. that he is updated as our world stories is up next with a look at ongoing anti-government protests in belarus and richardson in berlin for me the whole team thanks so much for watching. my 1st boss i just saw him machine. where i come from women are almost by this notion for women something as simple as learning how to write them by a set of those isn't. since i was in the good i wanted to have advice i'd lost my home and it took me years to the life. finally they gave all been mentioned by young guys like those but returned because sewing machines sewing i suppose was more appropriate for goes than rising i'm biased as knowledge i want to meet. women
back home who are bones by the duties and social norms and informed him of old dead b.c. writes my name is the about of the who and i were you to. this week world story. south dakota look wide receivers are out of control. number asylum christmas in lockdown but we start in belarus following a controversial presidential election many members of the opposition were arrested or fled into exile. but protests against president bush inc were continuing unabated. this much just coming out to march on
sunday's is as much a part of everyday life as having breakfast a neighborhood just won't keep quiet it's here that you finally get to meet your neighbors. for all the demonstrative good humor fear is never very far away in minsk most people here don't want to be recognized and only agreed to be filmed wearing them asks one person who is willing to take that risk is media 20 she's only ever known one leader at xander. was to book she knew back in august we felt the change was really close it felt like it was in breach of just a day or 2 more and everything would change. 4 months later we're not where we wanted to be. dollars. was. police emerge out of on mock bans scattering the marches in all directions dozens of
smaller demonstrations in parallel across the capital means making the police's job that much harder for the hundreds of protesters still routinely arrested each week and the stakes are rising the courts hand out a harsher sentences. look at the the fear only really hits you when you get home and read about everything that's happened that day online. i always carry a set of instructions with me to tell you what to do and who to call in case you are arrested. eventually the protesters recruited continue this time without the help of modern technology so often protest days and the loose government has switched off mobile phone networks. the real. their protest from the locals is over what. we got really lucky one time the police were using stun grenades we got hit by some shrapnel that was nowhere to hide and all we could do was knock on people's doors so we moved from house to house and eventually there are about 30 of us hiding in one woman's house she
looked after us and wouldn't let us risk leaving the house unless we had a lift to pick us up. this is one of the seniors. but not everyone is as impressed. as the march reaches its conclusion the question is as ever how to get home without getting arrested. because it really feels like we've changed as a country have a happens now that can't be reversed conduct appears to be true but. no one can say with any certainty how long these protests will continue or what they might still achieve before most of these young better russians are protesting giving up doesn't seem to be an option like. the us has the highest number of corporate 19 deaths worldwide. this is partly because president continues to downplay the threat of violence the consequences are from.
south dakota one of america's least populated states but yet the virus has spiraled out of control here like nowhere else in the u.s. in the city of sue false a mask mandate was put in place recently without sanctions many citizens remain defiant i think it's a good idea that people wear masks but some people balk at the idea of being told to do so i think with some of the shut downs are doing and the picking and choosing that they're doing is making it very difficult for a lot of businesses like most of the people nowadays like even ehlers are not worried but i think it's for the best like there's her. south dakota now sees the highest hospitalisation rate of the u.s. and there is no relief in sight. i see you wouldn't out of schroeder is one of them he and his colleagues working 12 hour shifts trying to save those who are at
the brink of death. a task which comes with the personal toll we deal with a lot of dying right now unfortunately not everybody's recovering how we'd like it's a little harder every day people are coming in and typically for acquiring much oxygen a lot of them end up getting a breathing tube. and from there you know it's just a battle for their life i kind of see and understand his weekly press conference mayor paul 10 hakan of the republican party updates his community about the latest developments the mayor has been criticized over his handling of the pandemic in this part of the country i think there's a fierce independence a lot of people have made the mistake of calling a cowboy country at one point and people didn't appreciate that but the point of that term meaning we're independent we don't like people telling us what to do. christina bjorkman wishes for more government action against the pandemic in
october she lost her husband took over at 19 after a 30 day long struggle at the hospital her ordeal. where. she says his death could have been avoided with stricter rules. the whole mask mandate got political and should never been political and should have been a medical thing and i think it just got so blown out of proportion and i think maybe it came from our president. he started it. christina bjorkman is pinning her hopes now on the president elect and a nationwide mask mandate once he takes office before then thousands more could die from cold at 19 in south dakota and are all the rest of the united states. the coronavirus situation is also a concern in turkey. the government only recently began publishing the full number
of daily actions. doctors in the country's population. is celebrating her birthday she turns 80 date for 2 biggest wishes harry potter kate and meeting her best friends. the latter is more difficult to organize since straight to coronavirus measures have come into force in turkey young people under the age of 20 are only allowed to leave their homes for 3 hours a day yes i know that but i used to be able to go outside whenever i wanted it that was much better but i also miss school now everything is done why is zoom and it's so annoying they are. some of the of this is mothers trying to organize life as best as she can between work and curfew. curfews for children are not the only
new anti coronavirus rule and turkey those older than 65 can also only go outside at certain times public transportation is forbidden for young and old people and on weekends everyone with few exceptions has to stay at home. it looks pretty bleak these days in istanbul's usually very busy neighborhoods restaurants bars many shops closed. the government now reports about $30000.00 new infections per day. many of us are angry about how the government is managing the crisis but there's nothing we can do. the government is concerned with its reputation they want to look good that is why there is no transparency of almost publishing them it's about they should have informed people much better
right from the beginning then everyone would have known what to expect and how to act if you curated. emre clear in the deals with many covered 19 patients he's a family doctor and belongs to the turkish medical association he says the authorities are still hiding the true extent of the crisis. we still have a lot more cases than the government says according to our estimates we have about 50260000 new infections per day while our doctors and hospitals are at the absolute limit we have to urgently take radical countermeasures on that almost all of us things the current restrictions are already plenty tough parties over the kids have to go back inside next year she hopes for a birthday without the coronavirus. our
last journey was to germany the country is now in a hard lockdown almost everything is closed citizens are being told to stay home the world famous christmas market nuremberg has also been canceled. this is christmas eve as it gets here and back in 2020 usually the central market square is bustling with the city's famous christmas market at this time of the year but it was canceled weeks ago and now the city center has become almost ghostly. only fruit and vegetables on offer but no one comes to buy him. has been working here for 3 decades he says he's never seen his city so empty. feels it's all full for us there's no christmas here now no tourists it's terrible just look the market square is completely empty. and it's the same
all over the city the state government has asked the variance to only leave their homes if they have valid reasons like going grocery shopping visiting the doctor or going to work wearing a mask is compulsory in most areas of the city center partial school closures a ban on alcohol in public places and a nighttime curfew complete the strictest lockdown in germany police have increased their presence in the city center to remind people to stick to the rules but for now this little resistance they tell us. not to release and of course there are people who intentionally defy the rules there have been incidents of people refusing to cooperate when police tell them to wear masks but luckily those people are really the exception on the fellah bones all the people we speak to think the authorities should be even tougher is in the monitors that we think the lockdown is absolutely justified there's just no alternative at the moment and the restrictions
should be tightened even further for shift and so is the mystery i'm totally fine with it because there are so many people suffering and people not taking this seriously should see what it looks like in hospitals. and that discriminate and getting worse every day that scares people including those who are suffering from the effects of the lockdown that is already in effect like market trader do you need to go on the 2 things are hard lock down is the best option now there are 3 and we've just got to get through this and maybe things will get better that gets better. maybe even in time for christmas for that known back as a willing to make sacrifices in the weeks ahead.
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