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hi, one moves away from a 0 coven policies saying it has no plans to infringe on people's rights in order to contain co that and more coming up with melissa john after a short break. i'm gabrielle f. as in berlin and i have an update for you at the top with just a thought say what grade when we were interested in the global economy. our portfolio
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grasp the chaos and lost wrought by the virus. ah ah, i melissa chan, thanks for joining us. first, shanghai now bay ging, the capital city of china with more than 20000000 people faces a potential city wide lockdown. as cova cases grow, some apartment blocks have been quarantined. some subway stations closed and restaurants are only doing take out now. residents are on edge given what they know happened in shanghai with its extended lock downs and people going hungry, aging or sphere. they could be next. china is scrambling to eradicate and amik on outbreak in beijing. among the weapons in the cities arsenal must testing
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residents are required to prove that cobit status, 3 times a week. the government hopes this will allow them to detect and isolate cases immediately. for now, things appear calm. that concerns are growing. 0, one worried about the situation, but i can't do anything about it. i just wonder how long it's going to go on. and what the economic consequences will be should learn to do with on aging residents are still allowed to go out in many districts. but a lot of activity has been wound down with tourist sites and other public spaces, closed authorities a, taking an incremental approach. first locking down individual buildings, then expanding the measures to whole neighborhoods. if the virus spreads,
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this is all in line with china. 0 cove, its strategy. many subway stations and bus routes were closed on wednesday. in person classes at many of beijing schools have also been suspended for at least a week. city authorities, a king to show that they have a handle on the situation. here, there are still some hidden sources of sporadic covered 19 infections. at the community level across paging, we need to speed up screening tight controls, prevent virus spillover between districts to stem, the spread of the epidemic. she, andrea condra, each and course on the money and they're also working to avoid the kind of locked down imposed in shanghai the to see $1000000.00 sealed in the homes, often without enough to eat and has created negative headlines across the globe. restrictions are easing in some parts of shanghai as cases drop, but some fear it's only
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a matter of time before they explode again because of the high transmitter ability of the omicron variant. joining us is journalist fabi and crash merit in beijing. fabia and we know the government tried to censor what residents of shanghai were sharing about their locked down experiences. so i'm curious to what extent do people in bay gene have a sense of what they might be facing yet? depends eci. there's a really white spectrum, some residents, especially the elderly. they get their information from the state media for example . they watch the evening news and then am they get the impression that everything's under control and they're not really aware of the human suffering of people in shanghai. and then at the other end of the spectrum you, you have the youngest crowd who am using a vpn software that's, that's the device that is needed to get around the center shapiro and they, um, follow am international media. they follow, you know, social media platform with critical information and,
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and they are very well aware of the suffering in shanghai. and they also know that this could happen in beijing and most residents that i talked to there somewhere in between. and, and they know to some degree what has happened in shanghai and what potentially also could happen in beijing, but they chose also not to focus too much on it. and i think that's also one way of coping with the situation. they don't want to anticipate the worst case scenario. that's certainly a very human instinct. so overall, how i'm edge is everybody there yet, when the authorities 1st announced it, an army kron was spreading. here in the city, there was a lot of panic buying. and m a really tense situation. i'm also something that i have not really witness in the early days of the pandemic. really this time it felt a yet different, more tense actually. and now that has relaxed to some degree. why? because we have not seen an exponential growth of the a daily cases,
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numbers we're at roughly 50 or 60 every day and that is rather stable. so there's no panic and a disruption caea of daily life because of the restrictions they are annoying. they are also economically damaging, but am they are only really an existential threat for a minority of people to give you an idea that here the restaurants are closed, the only open for take out and delivery and who basically have to get em tested. i mean, really p c artists every day am but we can still go wherever we want. and the people who are really locked down, sealed off, and so far, really, baby, several of $100.00 thousands, maximum. and which is a lot of people or very little if you look at the entire population of aging, i do, you have a sense that officials learned from their experience in shanghai and we won't be seeing some of the more draconian measures implemented in the capitol
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with the lesson that they drew from the situation and shanghai am, is maybe different than a many would assume, i mean, and basically they thought that m, our 0 corporate strategy is working a, but it was not really implemented radical and swiftly enough by the authorities in shanghai so now what the authority c, a doing as they step in really very early and as i said, i mean several, at 100 thousands of people are locked down in the apartments with only 60 daily cases. it is really quite early and very radical. so to speak, and i get the same said some residents. m a speculate that because beijing as a political center of the center of power, that am the authorities, cannot afford to also lockdown this really symbolic city. and they have some trust . however, if that is justified, i think probably it will be decided in the, in the coming weeks. i mean, definitely everyday life is not really normal and am and we have to brace that. it could get worse. how worse?
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i don't know your father in crush, where we will definitely be getting back to you on this again. and again, it seems like the china is intent on this 0 coven strategy. thank you so much. the counterpoint to what's happening in china is what's happening in taiwan. the democracy is teen to show that it will not infringe on citizen rights in the way it's authoritarian neighbor has. the government has relaxed quarantine rules for overseas arrivals, even as covert cases rise. the streets of taiwan remain pretty normal. but there has been a renewed russia vaccination sites as people line up to get jacked or boosted and as tie once premier explained the government's shift, he made some pointed barbs at china's continued insistence on a 0 co it approach. homer was younger, we will not look down the country in cities as cruelly as china. homer jones,
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we're also not like some other countries where they have no choice but to live with the virus. joe, we move step by step according to plan. and there's a rhythm to it, the water bill digital t w's. joyce lee has more out of taipei. here in taiwan, the owner con alrick saw touch in april this week the number off daily tay says pos 20000 for the 1st time on. unlike china, the south route on is moving away from the 0 covert policy. public opinion shifted off to taiwanese p po. so what happened to in shanghai? according to the latest poll, 60 percent of taiwanese people now supported living with colbert. premier susan tongue said earlier this week that taiwan will not flop down cities as cruelly as china. he also stressed that the government is taking a gradual approach to resume normal lives out there on the street in taipei city as business as usual. but people are generally cautious. the biggest challenge is the
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like offer, protest kids the government launch i rationing system last week, but count meet the mon, long q saw scene outside pharmacies. some people i spoke with you all for 45 minutes. was to left empty handed. after coming under strong criticism, the house minister promise to make test kits more available on the island. ah, the pandemic has caused so much pain, death and collective trauma over the past 2 years across the globe. and for some, it has also been an unusually creative period, perhaps given all that time, people had to stay under lock down. here's a closer look at how that has manifested in india. the indian sculptor near ash kupta. the pandemic changed everything.
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he lost several close friends to the disease for a while got to fit for his own life after he also became infected. now he's channeling his trauma into his ot. this work made up of carved skeletons is called human catastrophe. he hopes it will serve as a record of the horror of the time. art is, art is the media. richard bell, our future generations. that what kind of situations we live them. i mean, these artists in rochester, dawn are using a very different medium. i'm tone to express their response to the pandemic. is one of believe juma khan and his brother sing about the pain. they felt as more people started to die and food and money became scarce. can says he still has problems
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making ends meet and providing for his family the hope of having the face many troubles during the pandemic. but what else could we do, but bothers hardships? i business completely settled. we didn't on anything. if you must know and put very similar guy, still don't have enough money because our basic expenses, right. when it came this all project to mom, buy and other cities began right at the start of the pandemic. it's called the quilt project and invites people to make an individual square for a larger tapestry. the idea being to help citizens overcome the feelings of isolation and think of themselves as being part of a collective, whole united in their fight against the disease. that does it for us will levy with more images out of bay gene where people may soon face more. a pandemic restrictions you tomorrow and d,
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