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and by contributions to this pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. host: this is "outside source" on bbc news in the u.k. and around the world. we are covering all of the last coronavirus developments. the number of americans who have lost their jobs has climbed to more than 30 million after oanother 3.8 million sign in the past week. r itain's prime minisris johnson sa the country is past the peak of the coronavirus, but
it is too soon to lift the lockdown. mr. johnson: we cannot see onlyn the lighhe pasture ahead of us. it is right that we do not now lose control and run smack into a second and eve bigger mountain. ho: southea knnounces new cases within its borders after an extensive program of tracking and tracing. we start in the united states where three billion americans orsigned up jobless benefits last week. that brings the total number of people out of work to more than 30 million. this graph outlines the number of unemployment claims over the last six weeks. it shows the impact theco try's lockdown has had on jobs there. to give you an idea of the sca of the hit to the u.s. economy, let's focus on foodth
is an aerial photograph that shows a queue for a food bank in san antonio, texas. this was two weeks ago, which point unemployment benefit claims were just about to rise to 20 million. and this is a picture of a mountain of potatoes in idaho. it was taken a week ago. idaho is a major potato producer in the state, and ala -- the places that would normally be buying theseauotatoes, rents, for example, are, of course, closed. so farmers are abandoning their crops because they have no one to sell to. it is this breakdown of trade that leaves people with no income. to go through the latest figures,ns michelle j us live from new york. michelle, theigures are simply staggering, but there is a litt bit of hope, because for the secondk, w the figures are previously.those we have seen michelle: yes, so, w saw 3.8
million americans filing for an -- unemployment benefits. this is a reduction from the prior week, which was above 4 million. 6.9 million was the record week we saw. however, there are still a staggering number of americans who, essentiallyhave lost their jobs and are fing for unemployment benefits. in total, we're talking about around 30 million. that's 1/5 of the working age populati now without a job. ef gives you a sen ose or marketf the l contraction we are seeing as a result of the pandemic. host: when ites to nsumt confidence, impossible to bring to mind how people are coping, those who are claiming uhanemploveyment l benefits. when will we see ae situation
wheople will be willing to spend? when will we see consumer confidence pick up? michelle: a short time ago, i s at a food pantry and there was a line about two blocks long. it is hard t when you are in that situation, queuing up to get food, at what point you will feel confent again. eriso end in sight at least here in new york city as to when theil lockdown end. it is hard to imagine when the jobs market will pick up. that makes it hard tohe see you do get confidence. when you talk to people, they tell you the samehing. on the one hand, they need to get back to work because they .ed jobs and inco on the other hand, they are nervous. they don't expect things to go back to how they weree before. staurant owner said with half a restaurant fulak they cannot the kd eyinonat ey whyth they don'u't expect co confidence to recover soon. that's why consumer spending
remains so mut. host: welcome. you are watching "outside source," welcome to those joining us in the u.k. british prime minister boris johnson has said the u.k. past the peak of the coronavirus outbreak. this is the first time we have seen him at a daily since he became ill with covi19. mr. johnson: i will be setting out a comprehensive plan next week tooingxpla e, how we can get our children back to school, back into childcareird, how we k and how we can make life in the workplace safer. host: the prime minister, boris
johnson. opposition had to eader of the >> i have been calling on the prime minister to have a planr e nexttage, a strategy. we have been pushing hard for that. the prime minister nowheay isi ngthink that shows we were m to see we areto c g that. it's a step in the right direction. ho: reaction from the opposition to the daily press conference given by the prime minist. as always, we were given an update on the death toll. sadly, 674 more people lost their lives. those deaths have been recorded taking the total tothis become the country with the second-highest death toll in the world. re0,00. dea.kth.sou behind italt
presen the high u.k. death tl was addresse at the press conference. here is his response. mr.understand that the collatinf data internationally isle bedewith difficulties. comparisons are very, verydi icult. actually, i think that the only test, reonly raleal comparator t goio be possible a end of the epidemic when we look at total excess death. host: so, the prime minister there at the daily press conference. our correspondent was monitoring this live. a dlt day for the u.k. in terms of figures, but the prime minister saying potentially the u.k. is past the peak. >> this is his first press
conference since he was in hospital in intensive care forth e days. he was flanked medical and scientific advisors. he wanted to , hdec wre g omw passed the speak oodf thee infection. the u.k. is seeing light at the ten to crash into another mountain. although, he has given some good news, he dampens the prospecof an earlyxit from the lockdown. he is promising a comprehensive plan now. probably not with a very distinct timescale for each measure, but he will be trying to say how the economy can reopen, c how schoo reopen, and how places can become safer and have social distancing. tha's all for next week. today, some good news about the virus, but also some clues a to
what might be necessary when the lockdown is modified. he was talking, for example, about potentially the use of face masks not jusfor medical but to give people some confidence when they go bacrek , work tvi their working nment. the health secretary was flanked by medical and scientific face masks is sti quite weak, but the prime minister said they iswere a confidence g measure. st want to encourage people to feel confident when we come out of lockdown and face mas are one of the ways people can el more confident about using things like public transport' >> i think thas right. there are major challenges. one of the challenges is the wasliance with the lockdown
greater than the government initially anticipated. uch work, butlem is not so m worrying about the health risks of going back to work. workplace or on public transport, that might he, but there is a big chaenge in trying to ratchet up public transport. many people e ill or furloughed. ryandg to mntain social distancing on public transport is going to be a major challenging. there are differences in boris abon's cabinet iut think a lot of the differens pre not so much ideological, but consequence of doing one thing. getting people back to work is great. overcrowding public transpo is bad. i think there is going to be
some indulgence from the opposition for keeping the lockdown i the scientific evidence is not there to lift it. but he will be pressed aga next week on the details of having a plan to end the lockdown and what that might mean for people's safety. host: hear more details. thank you forkingal taidt ma ur not restart services atvel reste finally eased. in a letter sent t airport staff seen by the bbc, the airline said that after a quarter of its pils -- about a quarter of its pilots cou los pandemic.s because of this the idea of abandoning gatwick altogether is radical. it would be a massive blow for that airport. it would mean effectively consolidating heathrow and have been speaking to today
accuse the airline of opportunism. one cabinetry member said this is the chance ba bosses have been waiting for to stab hard-working colleagues in the back, corporate greed and total disregard for people's lives. a strongly worded union letter tonight to the pilots union sai it h to change course, toom ie.t ba said these are exceptional times and it has to otect the business in the long-term. host: stay with us here on "outside source or code still to co -- source." still to come, nasa revealing m tht detailed report yet on polar ice melting. held to mark the 100th birthday of captain tom moore and to honor his markable -- remarkable one million pounds -- more than
source" live from bbc new our main story, the number of americans who have lost their jos cli to 30 million after another 3.8 million have signed on in just the past week. tamong many challenges covid-19 poses, we are seeing ceiden exert control over it. two months.irst time in working. you found?ave it will be many months before we have sufficient evidence to be sure which tactics proved ost effective in taki covid-19. there are different ways data is collected. however, it is clear that in the initial weeks and months at sleast,e have had more success than others.
let's start with south korea, which has just reached a moment of great symbolism. >> evenhe saying words zero cases means a lot. his virus. em theythe testing, the tracing, ad also the fact that they managed to make sure that anybody who has been infected has been isolated has insured that they gott ind cer u give on tone patient care, and that, we believe, madthe difference. trace and track>> iscr absoluty ial. some, like south korea, stuck some, likehe t stopped. in the short term, t atears to be important. the u.k. death toll is far higher. boris johnson argues he has taken the rightecisions' a wth t
south korea has not shut down in the same way that many european countries hav >> yes, it cpaign. w rema weder oen.f placescl businesses have been able to ac and that has kept the economy moving, even if it he been muggish than before. >> we are following laura on itter. here she is earlier saying i find it fascinating that governments around theorld are now considering test, track, treat. i wrote this seven weeks ago. the example was already there for all to see. this is what laura i talking about. seven weeks back she wrote tt, e saving lives. i hssany expe i srtastay next, let' turn to hungry,
which has reported00 deaths, fa below the thousands who died in italy, france,he t spain. still far below places with smaller populations. here is nick thorne in budapest. >> early in the pandemic in hungry, doctors realizedts that patiere catching the ronavirus in hospital, so they began emptying the rds. at first, voluntarily. patients were advised to go home immediately. t government measures and the self-discipline of the population kept infection numbers down. next week, theen gover plans to relax some restrictions. t be an enormous task. ppssed so we don't just sit at home and we start toive again? and for a different strategy, a t momentum, a differentenerdi
way forward will be needed. >> any breathing difficulties? feeling of suffocation? weariness? no. this is a superman. >> in the coming weeks, t prime minister will face the biggest challenge in his political career. reening the country could cost lives. how will he explain that choice of the public? nick four, bbc news, budapest. -- thorpe, bbc news, budapest. >> hungry is planning twnease its lock on may 3. one possible factor here is the day the virus arrived. there is some evidence that the later the arrival, the more time take action and lower theo impact. new zealand may be the best example of that. new zealand ss it has eradicated the virus. take a lookhit graph from
politico. it shows the dates the third covid-19 death was recorded in each of these countries and how long it took for lockdown measures to be imposedfter that point. here is a simplified version of the samddata. the th dth was recorded in italy at the end of february, but it took almo month or more to reach that same point in hungary or portugal. by then, those two gernments had already introduced lockdown measures. compare that to italy, who took nine days from the third death touspend events and two weeks more to ban nine essential -- non-essential trav and close non-essential shops. as one portuguese advisor putth itdifference in portugal was that we had more time to prepare. in other wds, portugal reminds us we must not focus on any one factor in isolation. portugal has one of the oldes populations in europe. while we know the covid-19 disproportionately impacts the elderly, not so at the moment at
least inga por which leads me to this quote se just in the guardian. here is advice from a professor of biology bergstrom.rl hes sonayth c ooueld deo f to ogprove would beo studies, situations like this, are provisional. he goes on, tisanhaytngt can b. there is no absolute truth, which is why well governments, scientists, journalists, indeed all of us are trying to establish what is working against this virus, no one knows for sure. for more information on those three countries, go to the bbc.com. host: as always, thank you so mu. it is fair to say we will be pouring over the data for years to come. let's turn away from coronavirus
to another sad story. india is mourning the lo of a second major ball would start in as many days with the death -- h the death of r. kapur from leukemia. we look back at his life and career. >> rishi kar in the movie that launched him as a volley would hero. he wt on t be a heartthrob. as he confessed in a bbc interview -- >> the first 25 years of my career, i was always singing songs. no one gave me a performance to
ll. now is the time i am playing characters, enjoying myself as an actor. >> in recent years, he played a gangster, a gay professor, and even acted alongside kahn, who diedes on wey. >> it is a huge, huge loss for the industry. they are actors of the highest caliber, but so different from each other. >> in a hospital not far from home,t the actor ltwo year battle with cancer. >> i feel very sad. he was aood actor and did such good work. >> rishi kapoor spent mlit of
hi in western dubai. uslly, when someone this famous dies, people gather to get one last look. now, his family is having to say a very quietoodbye. an unusual farewell to a man who spent his life in the spotlight. bbc news, mumbai. host: the u.s. space agency nasa has released the most detailed survey yet of polar ice melting. this shows ice loss. the blue is the snowfall adding to the ice you can see the patternhange over the years as warmer air and seawater melts increase the amount of ice. the same is happening in antarctica. after 14 years, the melt has addedea1.rl ny 5 centimeterour a
us. it goes to show how serious the ion is jonathan: yes, we have had a number of reports like this in recent months looking at the trends in the antarctic. the difference here is we are talking about the highest resolution satellite system in operation today. to the ground and they counthen time it takes for it to beam back up, and that tells them how highhings are. hie, ht the greenland ice sheet d the aunt are sheet. they have done tt for 16 years now back to 2003. in that time, they have been able to track trends to see how much these ice sheets are losing. in the case of greenland, it is about 200 gigatons a year, and in the and a, about 180 a
year. if youon't understand what a gigaton is, it is th amount of water you would need to fill 400,000 olympic swimming pools. it's a lot. host: thanks so much. when it comes to the technology na has been using, it's pretty impressive. jonathan: it really is. this system can see into crevasses on the service -- surface of the i. other systems use radar. it just doesn't have the resolution that this system nasa usesas they use it to partake you literally look at the- they use it in particular to look at the cracking ice ithe antarctic. you need a higemresolution
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