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♪ brent: this is dw news live from berlin. russia eases its lockdown as a number of coronavirus infections rate is higher. president putin says many sectors of the economy begin to reopen what restrictions will remain in some regions including moscow. we will brining you a an updatem the capital. also on the program, a warning from the u.s. government's top infectious diseases expert. dr. anthony fauci warns of a deeper economic damage if the
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country relapses its anti-covivd lockdown to soon. mysterious illness affecting dozens of children that might be linked to covid-19. nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic speak out as we mark international nurses day. many say they are still not getting the protection they need. ♪ >> i am phil gayle. welcome to the program. russia has begun to ease its lockdown display a surge in coronavirus infections. the country has more than 239,000, lacing it behind only the united states. vladimir putin's spokesman was hospitalized with covid-19. president putin is going ahead with plans to roll back restrictions across the country.
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hard hit moscow has introduced new rules. people have to wear gloves and masks in supermarkets as well as on taxis and transport. >> no entry without gloves and a mask employees tell people. the minimarket in the center of moscow is sticking to the city's new rules despite a drop in profits. the store can only y let people weararing protective gear shop. >> we all know these are precautionary measures. people a are unhappy a about th. it is hard to find gloves and masks at t the pharmacacy at the momement. otherwise we would give them to the people so they can buy things at the store. >> restaurants and 90 central stores remained closed atat the capital. the authorities have said workers are not at risk of infecting the public.
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on monday, president vladimir putin announced an official end to the so-called nonworking period in russia, allowing a gradual easing of the lockdown. >> based on an analysis of the situation and on the opinion of chief medical officer's, the heads of each individual region will d decide what t restrictivd preventative measures be in place and on how and what order they can be eased or maintained. >> moscow has been the hardest hit by the coronavirus. over half of russia's cases are in the capital. the lockdown is also a blow to russia's economy. that is the main worry for peopople now. >> i do not think it is too early to come out of lockdown. most people do not have any savings. people need something to live on. a way to feed their family and pay their rent. >> do you think the restriction should be in place for three years? why not make it five?
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they are just messing people around. >> look around. people are out on the streets anywhere in matter what restrictions there are. >> political analyst argue the decision to ease restrictions is politically motivated as surveys show trust in vladimir putin has fallen to new lows. >> the main reason for these changes is russia does not want to fall behind the west. many european countries have already begun starting to come out ofof quarantine. they have been successful in their bed again -- their battle against the pandemic. things are going back to normal. who knows if he falllls behind,e willll lose out when it comes to public opinion in russia. >> meanwhile, authorities have been frantically working to expand the number of beds for covid-19 patients, turning buildings like this exhibition center into temporary hospitals. thousands of new cases are still being reported in russia every day.
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>> that report was produced by emily sherwin. we asked emily how much of a threat russian frustration is to the president. >> trust n vladimir putin is lower than it has been for over 10 years. usually, the trend we see is the russian government takes a hit in approval ratings when people are upset or dissatisfied. and not putin himself. that seems changing now. the economic dissatisfaction is a huge factor. a sociologist i spoke to recently was saying if economic measures from t the government e not stepped up and the support is not there, the kremlin could have protests on hit hands -- on its hands the lockdown is lifted. >> the u.s. government's top expert on infectious diseases has warned that reopening the country to soon could cause a
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new spike in coronavirus cases. testifying from home, he expressed concerns to a senate hearing about the risk of a fresh outbreak if the easing is rushed. he alsoo told the panel a covid-19 vaccine would not be available in time for the autumn school term. let's get the latest from oliver in washington. what else did dr. fauci have to say? >> he issued a stark warning as you just mentioned and one that is unpleasant to hear for president trump. he does say the u.s. is moving in the right direction, but he says the outbreak is not under control and openingnghe economyy to quickly would result in new spikes and the states have to be ready to c close their economies again. nothing that president trump really likes to hear. let's listen in to what anthony fauci had today when he gave e s testimony on capitol hill. >> what i expressed then and
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again is my cononcern that if se areas, cities, states, jump over those various checkpoints and prematurely open up without having the capability of being able to respond effectively and efficiently, my concern is we will start to see little spikes that might turn into outbreaks. >> dr. fauci and the president have clashed repeatedly over how to do with the pandemic. how is the white house likely to respond to his testimony? >> that is right. at the same time, anthony pouch he and deborah birx of the task force repeatedly had to correct president trump's claims like the one about injecting disinfectant. his aides told him he would damage himself. he stopped his briefings. today, anthony fauci testifying
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he was able to give his own take. he is in eight tough spot, presidident trump -- a tough sp, president trump. attacking them could simply backfire and result in a loss of popularity for the president himself. >> how are americans seeing this tension between getting back to work and dealing with the covid-19? >> he is -- trump and his administration facing a lot of admitted -- a lot of criticism. there is a poll suggesting the majority of americans think it is not worth risking the public health for opening the economy too quiuickly. the major allegation is that trump and his administration acted too late. he didid not take ththe threat seriously. we are counting 80,000 casualties with 1.3 million infections and counting. president trump at the same time is still bragging with his work
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and the work of has administration in countering the outbreak. we could see that at a press conference on monday when he said the united states and germany are leading the fight against corona. delivering. a very distorted image he is facing -- delivering a very distorted image appeared his supporters continue to back him. >> thank you. let's take a brief look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world. u.s. president donald trump has treated his support for tesla. the company restarted its factory in california defying a local order restricting 90 central businesses. the ceo elon musk has threatened to pull the factories out of the ststate if officials do n not aw prododuction to continue.e. a suicide bobomber killed at let two dozen pepeople at a funerern afghanistan. the e attacker detetonated
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explplosives d during the funerf a lolocal police commander. thousands of peoplple had claimd -- had gathered. islamic state has claimed it carried out the attack. ryanair claims to increase capacity by 40% by july. since mid-march, ryanair has run 30 flights a day as restrictions have closed european routes. unlike other european nations, spain has started to ease some of its restrictions. restaurants, hotels and museums in some cities are allowed to reopen. many regions are still locked down. the government says almost half of the country has yet to meet the criteria to be lifted. even in cities that have received green lights, business owners remain cautious. >> this is the first time in two months that antonio has opened his doors. he stands at his c copy machine-
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his copy machine at 7:0:0in the morning since his fafather opend the cafe at the center of see bill dash of seville. new regulations state he can ononly serve c customers outsid. antonio hopes a few patrons will come or his cacafe might not survive. >> the last fefew months have bn really tough. we had operating coststs but no income. state assistance helped but it is still a loan. we have to pay it all back and somehow keep our bususiness afloat. we have e to try at least. to be h honest, it is all very depressing. seville fulfills all of the criteria to qualify for an easing of restrictions. a low rate of f infections and a goodupupply of hpipital beds. that puts it at a beddoe -- a better footing than madrid.
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many businesses will still stay closed. this time of year is peak season for antonio's specialty, cooked snails. at his restaurant, h he has not even set o out the tables.s. he is running a small delivery service with had to lay off his fault -- his whole staff. he is frustrated by a lack of information from the government. >> we were just told from t tody on, you can open again. but up until the day before, they told us they did not publiclyly announce ananything t what that meant and what regulations would have to be met . >> besesides restaurants, small businesses and hotels are being allowed to reopen at least on paper. many shopkeepers keep their businesses closed due to the strict regulations. some have already given up. empty shop windows and for rent signs are bececoming more common in spanishsh city centers. spain is one offhe countriries most affected by the cririsis.
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whilile pictureres of overcrowdd hospititals are onlyly a feweees old, the latest economimic figus are causing nenew horror. experts are warning of unemployment rates of more than 30%. back at anantonio's cafe, he has been able to reemploy three of his former staff. he is hoping the next easing of restrictions might mean he can soon invite customers inside. >> doctors are trying to understand an illness in children with possible wings to the coronavirus. the condition shares symptoms with the rare and potentially life-threatening kawasaki disease, which causes toxic shock. cases were first reported in the united kingdom, italy and spain. it has now been identified in the united states. >> amid the fear and uncertainty of the pandemic, it was one of the few comforts for families. the coronavirus rarely affected children. now, warnings they could be more vulnerable than first thought. >> this is every parent's
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nightmare that your child may actually be affected by this virus. but it is something we have to consider seriously now. >> the u.s. hotspot of new york is investigating dozens of children taken to hospital all showing symptoms similar to kawasaki disease, a rare inflammatory conondition. >> it is associated with high fevers, a rash, often times some abdominal discomforts and things like that. >> doctors increasingly see a link t to covid-19. >> the reason i believe we are seseeing more e of it occurring righght now is justst because oe sheer number of children who have been exposed. >> concern is also growing in europe as children head back to school after weeks of lockdown. now, parents are asking if it is really safe. >> the news from the last 10
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days is this disease is similar to kawasaki for young children. we still have a a lot of questions. >> for now, health authorities have few answers other than to be vigilant and gather more data. >> what we have asked for is the global network of clinicians to be on alert for this and to ensure they capturure informatin on children systematically. >> the statistics still pay a positive picture for children, showing them unlikely to fall ill to the coronavirus. doctors stress the link to kawasaki-like symptoms is not 100%. >> ivanka is an expert in infectious diseases. welcome to dw. have lots of children showing these symptoms in cities with substantial covid-19 outbreaks. . is anything else that indicates is likely to be related d to coronavirus? >> well, we think we identified
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probobably the f first casase of documented kawasaki associated with covid-19 back in march. the main thing we notice was the child had classic symptoms of kawasaki disease and also had a covid positive test by pcr. we know there wawas definitely n association. >> and how dangerous is this condition? >> well, kawasaki we have known about for many years. it has been around f for a long time. it is associated with inflammation. probably related to many different kinds of infections. bacterial as well as viral. this could be very similar in a sense of that the covid virus, sars cov 2 might be triggering an inflammatory response. it is not very common. >> parents should not
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necessarily worry. parents have got quite a lot to worry about at the moment. this seems to be somemething ele to put on ththe plate.. >> i understand the concern. i hahave three c children mysel. they are adults. but, this is a rare disesease. evenen in the u.s., we have been tracking kawawasaki. we do nonot see more than a ww dozen cases a year in the u.s. on a regular basis. the disease has been described as in the u.u.k. and otherer cocountries in europe bubut notn highgh numbers. it is - -- it can cause sererios complications, those are all treatable. the vast majority are treatable. >> given the rarity, should local health authorities be doing anything different when it comes to their guidance to -- guidance about childreren and covi19?? >> i think whahawe are d doing s
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pediatricians as we are letting all of our pediaiatric colleleas around the world know that we -- that they should be on the lolookout. every pediatric doctotor knows atat kawasaki looks like and what it is. we have very good guidelines for how to treat it. as long as people are aware it is a possibility that it could happen and for parents, they should know that if their child has a high fever and they have a rash, which many children do, but if they last for more than three or four days, they should be in touch with her health care provider to check with them to see if there is anything they should be doing about it. >> a quick word on the coronavirus itself. it does seem to be a tricky customer. it seems to display behaviors and cause effects that leave lots of clinicians scratching their heads. >> it is. it is a a very puzzling virus. i hope that t over time we will
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learn more about why it t triggs the vavarious symptotoms that d. it iss not typical of very my ththat w we havave seen b befor. it hasas a strong combination.. we are very fortunate there are a lot of p people arou t the wod working hard to try to understand why it is causing the disease it doeoes. >> g good talking to you. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> the coronavirus pandemic has brought the work of nurses into sharp focus as they struggle to care for patients suffering from covid-19. today, international nurses day and nurses around the world are speaking out demanding better protection as they risk their lives to do their jobs. this also marks the 200 anniversary of the birth of a pioneer of nursing, florence nightingale. >> the original queen of hygiene, florence nightingale. she revolutionized battlefield medicine during the crimean war
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and laid the foundations for modern nursing. on tuesday, nurses in sri lanka celebrated her 200 birthday while honoring the tireless work of nurses around the world. >> whether there is a pandemic or not, nurses will do their duty. health workers do not look for public approval. or even expect a thank you from a patient whoho leaves the hospital after getting well. >> but what they do expect is better protection. working on the frontlilines of e coronaviruss battle, nurses are paying a high price with manyny falling ill or dying from covid-19. the ininternational council of nurses says data is lacking.
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it is calling for accurate records on data -- records on death. also strong advocates for further action from governments. in places like pakistan, nurses have taken to the streets to call for betty sector -- for better safety measures to protect them from working inside hospitals. in south africa, they protested outside a cape town hospital, also calling for better working conditions at more protection from the virus. the struggle faced by nurses is now in focus around the world. among those praising their heroism is the pope who saiaid they deserve to be fully valued. alalso british streeeet artist banksy whose latest worork, game changer, is on display at a hospital in southhampton. >> in formula one racing,
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ferreri has confirmed a german driver will leave the team at the end of the current season. his contract runs out this year. his team announced it will not be renewed. >> sebastian federal in happier times at ferrari. after he was unable to agree on a new contract, his time with the team has come to an e end. in his words, their relationship will finish at the end of 2020. the germrman driver arrived at r ari in 2015 after winning four titles with red bulb. hehe could never manage the same level of success of ferreri that he found it red bull. last season, he was outshone by his younger ferreri teammate. tensions often collect -- often boiled over at the track. >> they made contact.
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caused by contact with his teammate. >> while he signed a new contract last yearar, vettel's future was in doubt. >> if the first racace is nonot until june or julyly, we should have more time. enough time to reach a conclusion. >> today, his teammate showed his gratitude on social media. where vettel goes next is uncertain. his seat at ferreri is vacant. the bigger question is whether he will remain in the sport. >> football, germany's bundesliga is back in action without fans. under strict guidelines, matches will be played hide a closed door with supporters only
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slitted to follow the action on television. in a league famed for a passionate support, it is a concern. an app developed may provide a solution. >> the bundesliga returns this weekend w without fans. but a new app may provide a solution to scenes in stadiums across germany. one of its inventors believes it could make upcoming games more enjoyable and interactive for fans watching on tv. >> there is nothing really bad about t it. it is really good. they have a proper sound system. most stadiums have really good sound systems. it is really fun. it is cool. press a button and the whole stadium is cheering. it is fun. >> some german clubs have found novel ways to fill their stands. these cardboard cutouts cost 19 euros a pop with proceeds going
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towards community projects. the problem? theyey do not make any noise. the app provides an abundance of options. cheering, clapping, singing and even whistling. fans have their say at home and speakers inside stadiums respond. the technology has been in use in belarus, one of the few european leagues to continue playing throughout the pandemic. the i invention provides a sense of home and away support to those watching from their sofa. >> the songs for one team come over the left loudspeaker. the sounds for the other team come over the right loudspeaker. >> but, could d artificial mosphere be too m mh for beleaguered bundesliga fans to stomach? >> it is not the real thing. we will never say it is the real thing, but it is so much better than nothing. it is amazingly better >> than nothing.
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the bundesliga has yet to adopt the idea and will make do without noise at the weekend. should silent games cause fans to switch off, perhaps a bit of extra buzz may need to be brought in. >> let's take a quick look at top stories at. this hour russia has begun to ease nationwide economic -- at this hour. russia has begun to ease nationwide lockdown. the kremlin spokesman dmitry peskov has been hospitalized with the illness. the u.s. government's top infectious diseases export head -- expert has warned against lifting lockdowns. dr. anthony fauci said the country rest needless suffering and deeper economicc damage if restrictions are relaxed too soon. as the world marks international nursrses day, many nurses on the frontline say they are not getting the protection they need
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dr anthony fauci warns of a really a serious consequences of suffering dedeath. and deepeper e economic damage if state and local officials list stay at home folders to quickly. the staff does not surpassed eighty thousand is just twenty four hours after trump proclaimed. we have prevailed. russia is now the second most infected country in the world the questions of the president putin's own health as reports say his spokesman dmitry peskov now has covered nineteen. new alarming predictions o on how te frenench economy will suffer


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