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this is deja vu news wire from berlin china takes drastic steps to curb a deadly viral outbreak work begins on a hospital to house people infected with a new virus authorities vow to have it ready in 6 days 30000000 people are under lockdown in hopes of containing the virus has spread also coming up german chancellor angela merkel is in istanbul for what are likely to be tense talks with turkey's president rajapaksa her to want we'll take a look at what is at stake. but also bring you the latest from the world economic forum in davos. the world economic forum tries to rewrite the rulebook on how
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capitalism works but in the game records maximizing profit is that even possible full coverage up ahead from davos. and the s.o.s. from the berlin nightclub before it's forced to close its doors 1000 signed a petition to save the venue but with the city's nightlife under increasing pressure will that make any difference. i'm seeing you so much going to it's good to have you with us china is expanding its unprecedented efforts to contain a deadly new coronavirus imposing travel restrictions on more than 41000000 people now the epicenter of the outbreak is the city of one hand that is and who by province but it has now spread to at least 10 other cities all of them are now on lockdown and it comes as china. into lunar new year when millions of people travel
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to take part in celebrations many of those events have now been cancelled and with more than $800.00 infections reported in over $26.00 deaths authorities aren't taking any chances. a city of 11000000 people with almost no one on the streets trains planes buses cars almost nothing leaves though enters with han. hospitals and the epicenter of the outbreak overwhelmed with patients so overwhelmed that authorities have now decided to build a new dedicated hospital from scratch hoping to complete construction in just 6 days. in existing hospitals health workers are working tirelessly against the virus. and those includes it with of course we're worried and so are our relatives. but we're nurses and will do our job as long as we wear the uniform just by the rising number of cases the world health organization has
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refrained from declaring a global health emergency and the question was whether this event constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. to d.g. which is provided by the emergency committee is that no one. but china isn't taking any chances transport links within them to a number of nearby cities have been caught and the fear of contagion has produced dramatic scenes like here at physio airport where a man suspected of carrying the virus was confined to a quarantine container. the lockdown now covers tens of millions of people and it's putting a serious damper on the lunar new year holiday. while chinese authorities are taking strict measures to contain the virus but do they believe they're getting it under control here's more from correspondent in beijing. if you watch the official
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news in the evening on the state t.v. then they acknowledged yes it's a severe crisis but it's on their control and on social media you know it will be another picture because people are sharing a mess of short videos. from the epicenter of the virus of overcrowded hospitals that have to reject patients also hospitals that have to install temporary tents outside their buildings because they cannot cope with the demand and also the needs of all the patients so it really depends also on what kind of information you're accessing whether you're really for eating the young people who share information on social media they are deeply varied they are all where face masks while the older generation is somewhat. also concerned but less than they used and they are more also in a festive mood because right now this also a new year and actually it's supposed to be a celebration. let's get some more analysis on the story now we can speak to passy
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penton and he's the head of the european center for disease prevention and control in stockholm pasi thank you for joining us as we saw there china is expanding its lockdown of including more cities is this an effective way to contain the virus or is it coming too late. well these are very drastic measures that the chinese authorities have decided to take in response to this relatively large and rapidly evolving outbreak that they have on their hands these are measures that would could not be done in european. context. and they are taken with great expense to to the local and chinese governments as well as the economy in general in these cities. this is very much done to to minimize the possibility of infectious individuals appearing in other cities in
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china but also in other cities globally so the chinese authorities are taking these measures very much to protect the global community. as to what makes this virus sell serious i mean how does it compare to regular winter flu outbreaks for example. so 1st of all this pirates has evolved and appeared at the worst possible time in one hand but also the worst possible time for us in europe since we are in the middle of this season's influenza outbreak it is likely that in one hand for example a large portion of those people that you report on trying to get care in the health care system are actually influenza cases but you don't you do need to have a laboratory diagnosis to differentiate between the 2 the virus that we're talking about now in the novel coronavirus we have very very limited data to base our risk
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assessments on we have published that on our web site couple of days ago but from what we understand so far this virus is very similar both genetically as in its behavior to the 2003 cyrus virus which caused globally important outbreak for all in health care systems more than $8000.00 cases at the time with a 10 percent mortality rate so so about $700.00 cases dying in different locations around the world so we we the national public health authorities globally are all preparing the health care systems to to face these issues you mentioned the sars outbreak and what has been learned from that what do we know now about effectively containing the type of virus. well 1st of all we know that it is very important to detect infectious cases as early as possible that
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needs awareness and immediate action from the whole health care systems in those countries where these cases come potentially be detected and at this stage the all the countries in the world we have not seen transmission outside of imported cases from c.t. in. other countries outside of china and we i'm sorry we haven't seen transmission in countries outside of china but only exported cases from the. but it is likely that you also see cases in europe in the coming week as people are traveling away from ok we'll have to leave it there posse penton head of the european center for disease prevention and control in stockholm thank you for joining us here and. now to some other stories making news around the world thousands of iraqis rallied in central baghdad after a prominent cleric called for a 1000000 strong protest against america's military presence in the country the
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cleric sattar opposes all foreign interference in iraq but has recently aligned himself more closely with iran. u.s. president trump says it is likely he will launch his long awaited middle east peace plan early next week trump was traveling back to washington from the world economic forum when he told reporters he believed it was a great plan that really would work. a massive explosion has ripped through a building in houston texas the blast shattered windows across the district but it's not yet known whether anyone was hurt local reports say it occurred at an industrial site owned by a machining and manufacturing company. german chancellor angela merkel has arrived in istanbul for talks with turkish president. they are expected to focus on the future of a migration deal between turkey and the european union that help to curb flows of migrants to europe but the visit comes at a time of strained relations between berlin and. chancellor angela merkel's
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1st stop in istanbul was the opening ceremony of the new campus of a turkish german university agra and berlin have extensive cultural and economic ties but the 2 nations are looking for a fresh start in a new decade and their leaders could be hoping 2020 brings about progress on some prickly issues for starters there's libya's complex civil war. turkish president reject typo to one took part in a peace conference in berlin earlier this month having to point troops to libya turkey has become one of the key players there to a use 2016 refugee deal with turkey will most likely be up for discussion 2 under that agreement turkey must stop migrants from crossing into a new territory in exchange for billions of euros to help look after the refugees it hosts. are one has warned he can't uphold his end of the deal if fighting in syria is it looked province causes more people to flee. merkel though is
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likely to urge out of one to stick with the pact. finally germany will probably seek answers over the issue of german nationals detained in turkish prisons or banned from leaving the country some mudgal turkish nationals and have suffered under the government's crackdown on dissent following the failed military coup 3 and a half years ago. yulia han is covering transamerica visit to istanbul and she joins us for more hi yulia good to see you as we heard there are plenty of issues for this to discuss tell us what's going to top the agenda today. you know very well yes the list of issues that might potentially come up during today's that talks between the german chancellor and president edwin in the prom the premises right behind me here is quite long the crisis is in syria in libya in iran but from what we understand the so-called
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a migrant pact will be high on the agenda the number of migrants trying to cross into the european union from turkey illegally has gone up sharply in recent months in the past a year and they're all see is that the war in syria is a province could cause many more people to flee and try to cross into turkey now this migration pact signed in 2016 between ankara and the european union is looking more fragile the longer it is in place present add on has repeatedly threatened to open the gates for migrants to europe as he put it basically saying he can't shoulder the burden of hosting nearly $4000000.00 refugees here in turkey alone he's also accused the u. e.u. of not having paid and send the promised 6 a 1000000000 euros of aid money which the e.u. says is not true now chancellor merkel on the other hand has made this pact the core the center of migration policy so my take is she's here in istanbul today to
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make sure turkey the turkish president is still committed to that deal at the same time relations between germany and turkey have deteriorated over the past few years what needs to happen to improve those relations. well some visible attempts are being made today just a little earlier the german chancellor and the prison edwin in order to the new campus of the turkish sherman university here in istanbul. a place with students from both countries can study together merkel has called it an extraordinary project of cooperation and one called her my idea friend but of course these displays of harmony can't hide the fact that there is a lot of tension still there in this relationship you've mentioned german citizens allegedly for political reasons here in turkish jails of price freedom freedom of opinion have come under attack here in turkey increasingly that's something the german chancellor has repeatedly criticised and many here in turkey but also at
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home in germany hope she'll find some clear words today now the turkish side on the other hand has repeatedly accused germany of aiding terrorists of the outlawed p k k for example so i think it takes a lot and it's still a long way to go until these relations between germany and turkey can be called normal again given that backdrop what concretely do you think we hear expect to come out of today's meeting. well i don't have to a high expectations there i'm not expecting any breakthrough initiatives to be announced the probably chancellor merkel wants to take home a commitment by add on that he still opposed as migration pact an add on for himself will press for political concessions under this refugee deal for example visa liberalization for his citizens that something he has promised his citizens that they can travel more easily into the european union our correspondent there for us thank you. now friday marks the final day of the annual world
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economic forum meetings in davos the event turned 50 this year and celebrated by putting a younger generation front and center their urgency over the climate crisis drove much of the week long event and created some dramatic contrasts with world leadership. young activists like gretta tune burge stormed into davos planning to force through their message that change can't wait this was more than any other a world economic forum led by the world's youth the other generation has a lot of experience but we have ideas we have energy but for those hoping to ensure an adult hood of environmental progress the forum got off to a bad start on day one president trump decried them as prophets of doom and instead chose to talk about a growing u.s. economy america's thriving america's flourishing in years america is winning
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again like never before the disappointment was clear i didn't hear anything about the world america is leader in the world and i don't think that litters have to take care not only about themselves but also about other nations because we have the same collective planet since then the town of davos is witnessed more assertive environmental statements urging corporations and nations alike to wake up to the challenge the world is facing it is absolutely essential to recognize that climate change is an existential threat to us all and that climbing changes are running faster than what we are on day 3 so angle america will push for renewed global commitment to the paris climate accord. the boy that you are that this is an infant the world must act together it's an international agreement that unfortunately not everyone is still with it but many are but it also meant above all that every country must make its contribution by the fact that celeste most
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young delegates began the forum complaining that previous pledges had been all talk pretty much nothing has been done since the global emissions of c o 2 has not. reduced leaders must now make good on their deficit promises because an impatient younger generation is watching. and on the ground in davos are our senior business editor ben fizzling and reporter jim now to milan they've been covering events there for us this week and here are their takeaways. this forum pitted u.s. president donald trump against young swedish activist gratitude back you could not get any different no you couldn't bend on the one hand you have the elderly climate denier in chief on the other hand you have a much more youthful face of climate activism so she railed against him and other world leaders for their own action in the face of an environmental catastrophe he called her a prophet of doom but who do you think won that battle that's an easy one trump got
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the most laughs got the most cheese what were they laughing at him or with him that well he was he had basically campaigning on an election what people here wanted to hear was who's going to save the planet well he did say that the u.s. was going to join this initiative to plant one trillion trees this initiative that by the world economic forum but how much does that mean really yeah that's the hard part davos is always full of pledges and promises it's action we want to see of course but we have seen companies sign up to a new manifesto and a new framework in which they will now be held responsible to society and the environment not just profits and losses and that's a huge change the big for auditing firms signed up to it scores of companies did as well now i'm willing to believe in the good will but i do see a bit of a disconnect there amber earlier this week when there was a survey released of c.e.o.'s that put environment and climate catastrophe as the number 11 worry that they have number one was what bennett was overregulation
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exactly so companies have to focus on the short term not the long term and it's the transition that's going to be very very key mikkel the german chancellor said that we can't leave anybody behind this has to be a joint effort the chinese also said that the world needs to work together and then not at the moment but what they did do this week was talk they all came together to davos to talk now picking up on what he said about miracles he did say the impatience of the youth had to be understood and had to be tough after all they are going to inherit the planet they're going to live beyond 2050 and we may not. and it was the young change makers here telling the old white guys how to run their economies and how to save the planet perhaps not how it should be maybe but stranger things have happened one of the strangest things that happened to me this week was bill browder the u.s. financier who used to be one of the biggest foreign investors in russia but was expelled from veiling corruption i was standing here on the balcony with me and
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then told me how the swiss officials had unfolded a plot to possibly kill him did you feel safe standing here with him i did know it well i'm glad you made it to the end of the forum alive i'm glad we both did. you're watching news still to come on our show berlin is known for its legendary nightclubs but is a party over look at the reasons why some clubs are closing their doors. but for some more headlines from around the world actress who appeared in the t.v. series the sopranos is accused former producer harvey weinstein of raping her she was the 1st accuser to give evidence at his trial in new york weinstein is pleading not guilty to charges of assaulting 2 women he says all his sexual encounters were consensual. swarms of locusts are eating no way across large parts of east africa in the worst outbreak some regions have seen in 70 years the u.n. has called for aid to avert threats to food supplies locusts reproduce rapidly and
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if they are left on check they could bloom to 500 times their current numbers by june. the scientists who oversee the doomsday clock have moved it to 100 seconds to midnight it's only the 2nd time the clock has ever been set this close to the disaster point in its 73 year history panel members listed on nuclear weapons and the climate crisis as looming threats. of preparing for disaster that is an issue on the minds of organizers of this year's a limpid games in tokyo with little more than 6 months to go preparations are entering their final stages and they include holding emergency response trails in the event of an earthquake. they are preparing for the worst but hoping they won't have to do it for real and this trailer rescue team from the tokyo fire department has just rushed into action victims are treated on the spot
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or taken away on stretchers to have their injuries assessed. these are the 1st 15 minutes of a hypothetical 7.3 magnitude earthquake in the country is quite pro mr pan tokyo 2020 organizes a leaving nothing to chance. because i think that if. you're going to conduct a survey from the participants of this drill including people with disabilities to collect ideas and suggestions for us to review our operations you know that the government. this trail involves more than 500 volunteers they played the role of evacuees with instructions relayed in both japanese and english organizes acknowledge though that their linguistic capabilities mustn't stop there i only talk about it. we are aware that among foreigners some people do not speak english. so it will be necessary to take measures to be able to deal with several
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languages distorted to. the outside this might all are quite scary but the message to visit is is don't be afraid if any city in the world is prepared for an earthquake it's tokyo. now here in berlin it looks like time might be running out for one of the city's mainstays its legendary night clubs the german capital has always been known for its wild club scene but with international investors and property developers driving up rents night clubs are feeling the pressure hundreds of people turned out to protest against closure of one person venue. it's one thursday in. the morning at greece mill in berlin district one of the city's most popular techno clubs the party is just getting started and the line outside is growing and i say the greeks miller is known throughout europe and even the world many people come just for certain d.j.'s
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. we also have lots of regulars who live nearby. and live in quotes because when you. put the clubs lease runs out at the end of january investors want to do something else with the former industrial size and that means closing the venue more than 40 times and people have signed a petition to save us several 100 turned out to protest the decline of berlin's nightlife. the dying out of the city has lost about a 100 of them in the past 10 years but of course we're seeing a decline in the quality of clubs caused by a growing city that's getting more expensive clubs in mid to used to be of on guard now have to sew champagne and play lots of pop music to make money the list of clubs that have already closed or risk doing so is long the stories are often the same places that once hosted wild parties like the original tres or have been
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turned into shopping malls. not only is there an outcry from the music scene other creatives have written an open letter to demand action. oh. while i'm guilty of that with a very diverse projects or crowded out for techno clubs alternative living spaces for social cultural centers. thus the city's lifeblood is being drained their start to make way for some boring office buildings instead will grow towards a good vote. the berlin city government is mediating between landlords and club owners but this has little power when it comes to tenants rights. the truth was that he would need stronger regulations for commercial rentals and houseboats in the federal council initiative has wide support for federal government hasn't done anything debating whether to classify clips of couture venues that would have legal
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consequences for construction planning sequences wished. the public outcry seems to have made a difference for greece the city has now offered the proprietors a new venue but it has become emblematic of concerns that serious measures are needed to save berlin's legendary club see. let's get a recap now of our top stories here on new china has started building a hospital to house people infected with a deadly new virus they hope to have a party in 6 days 30000000 people are under lockdown in hopes of containing the virus is spread. and german chancellor angela merkel isn't istanbul for talks with turkish president object type what they are expected to focus on the future of the migration deal between turkey and the european union that help curb flows of migrants to europe. coming up next our health and wellness show in good
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