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so you. have. a terrible choice between the and. in the headlines from moscow this tuesday the 24th of march the russian government announces preventive measures. including steps to track those who've had contact with people who've tested positive. but. this is not a film on t.v. this is a national emergency. getting tough. on the law. despite more than 6000 coronavirus deaths continue to keep you updated on how you deal with a pandemic. and how to stay at home when you've got no home to go to the
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plight of migrants and other people living on the streets leading medical charity tells the scale of the problem. we have. on 500 people in the streets very bad. condition of course. we have to have. regard to. hello there this is art international from moscow welcome to the program which just turned 3 pm here. in place for you for the time being i'm kevin know it with my colleagues will be here with you every day at this time to update you on the latest in a full 30 minute world news round up. there are currently almost 400000 coronavirus
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cases worldwide with over 16000 deaths 100000 people have made recoveries. right here in russia the total number of cases now has reached $495.00 with $57.00 new infections reported across the country the latest here from the capital is that president putin has met with the mayor of moscow earlier of the concerns that 500 people in self isolation may have caught the virus has been informed that russia must increase its quarantine control now it says the government looks into ways to toughen measures to curb the spread of the disease could include increased penalties for breaching quarantine rules and they new system to track the infected and those that they come into contact with the kremlin's refuted claims that such
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surveillance though might violate civil liberties and he goes down off reports. well so far russia has more than 400 confirmed coronavirus cases the epicenter most of them are here in the russian capital and in moscow just short of 300 now on top of that more than 93000 people here are under constant medical surveillance know what it means it does not have to necessarily mean that they're showing any symptoms on the contrary it's just people who have been in contact with those infected and just to keep them quarantined to keep them safe so overall it seems that the situation here in russia is more or less still under control but still new cases of infections are adding by the dozens daily. on the government's introduced new measures here yes absolutely because essentially the russian government has outlined well i have to see the key problem with that helps the corona virus spread because for instance
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a lot of people who are supposed to be self isolated the more than 93000 that i've just talked about here in moscow for example the elderly and those who those who have preexisting conditions like asthma also they must stay at home but a lot of these people they. ignoring this and they still go out and in danger of themselves and the others so the russian government has came up with a response the ministry of digital developments communications and mass media of the russian federation has been tasked with establishing a system for tracking down citizens who have been in contact with those infected with the novell coronavirus on the basis of their mobile phone geo location data provided by telecom companies citizens will be notified via messages if they have been in contact with infected individuals and informed of the need to self quarantine with the data also being transmitted to regional authorities in charge of tackling the outbreak so it's effectively the russian government will be using
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triangulation data they received they receive from mobile carriers to track those people who may have been in contact with the corona virus infected people and to notify them that they are to stay at home this is set to be implemented excuse me by the end of this week already but i mean informing people is not enough there's no means of enforcing it so russia is also said to toughen up to toughen the penalties for those who still break the quarantine rules right now if you if you do so you are fined if you are in fact somebody that is a different story that is a criminal offense so these penalties are said to be toughened up too so also and also russia will be taking a whole slew of measures aimed at informing citizens both about the current up to date situation these coronavirus situation in the country and about the dangers of
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breaking the quarantine and so on we would look at around the rest of europe see what's happening for instance in the u.k. now it's pretty much got into a lot on us from today russia is not there yet i mean how does what russia is doing stack up against other countries measures that they go well talking about tracking people down in russia is. essentially following the chinese model well the only model so far proven to be successful at containing and battling this new coronavirus pandemic china has been tracking its citizens to see who's been in touch with the infected to isolate them so have been hong kong and south korea south korea being one of the country's worst affected by this pandemic israel is in this club too because they're using such measures to track down those infected by covert 19 they would normally only used to come by to prevent terrorism on top of that thailand is giving out special sim cards to all travelers for the purpose of
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tracking them down too but as you've mentioned russia as a whole is not in quarantine there are groups of people who must stay home those who have again came in contact with those infected and. those in the groups of risk but largely people have been advised to stay home as much as possible to avoid public places but it has not been enforced into a little into a rule so it seems that as of now russia is still hoping to avoid getting the whole country down. italy remains the worst a country more than $6000.00 have died and there are almost $64000.00 known infections despite being 10 days into a total loss not everyone in the rules putting themselves and others at risk it's inferior and local leaders taking a smack of government. taking it to a new level. that. go home this is not a film on t.v.
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this is a national emergency. go home you can play ping pong go back to your play stations you're not allowed to be here go play video games at home. this is like a war bulletin because we are in a real war and now i turn to you you need to stay home don't you understand that people are dying 400 people are dying a day. this morning i found one of our citizens who was lovingly walking around with his dog i said to him hey this is not a film and you are not will smith in i am legend so go home. those videos they do make for a little bit of entertaining watching those maids taking that hardline but the message that they're putting out is really a very serious message now the latest statistics coming out of italy show that for the 2nd consecutive day the number of people testing positive has not increased
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so what we're taking from that and what the experts are taking from that is that these isolation methods that have been put in place that they're helping stopping the spread of this virus as we know it's incredibly infectious the crew of the covert 1000 strain of this this corona virus and the fact if you can keep yourself away and keep your loved ones away from everybody else stay 2 meters away from people on the streets if you do happen to have to be out on the streets it does seem that that's the way to do it put huge numbers of people i mean it's shocking really when we're talking about over 6000 people dead in italy well here in germany we aren't in that full lockdown phase that we've seen in places like italy and in spain and in the state of bavaria though germany is split into this by the federal republic different states have different. rules when it comes to policing bavaria has been placed into a full lockdown here in berlin not so much but all non-essential and then
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nonessential stores are closed you can go out supermarkets people are out walking dogs things like that but we're looking at $30000.00 plus cases in germany thought what's interesting about the german cases is we've got $130.00 deaths so far which is incredibly low thankfully when you look around at other countries in europe other countries around the world that have that many confident infections now i'm going to medical did come out on to the t.v. screen doesn't do that very regularly she did that earlier on this week and basically said that we're all in this together we all have to pull together on this but the. it was an underlying message to what you have to say which was we're going to make these isolation methods voluntary right now but if you don't listen to them then they may have to be enforced now in spain we are seeing those inforced in the spanish situation really it's heartbreaking when you look at it we're looking
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at currently 2696 people have died it's shocking how quickly so many people have been able to contract this virus particularly around the madrid area and and have succumbed to it we are understanding i was talking to a friend of mine who actually lives in the south of spain earlier on he was saying that the police are well very very serious about the fines that they're handing out they are if you do not have a legitimate reason to be out on the street you're looking at a 500 euro fine he was saying one of his neighbors had been out shopping and he tried to go shopping in a different part of in another town and it being caught out because he didn't have a permit for us 500 euro fine they're not messing about there and that's because so many people have succumbed to this virus in spain and in the united kingdom of course on monday evening we heard from boris johnson the british prime minister saying that he was placing the u.k.
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in lockdown they have around 65000 cases in the u.k. 335 deaths so far the big question in the u.k. is just how people are going to adhere to this these are the toughest measures that have been put in what boris johnson said he said these are the toughest measures that have been put in in peace time and then it comes down to how this will be pleased because the policing in the u.k. is very different to policing in mainland europe they call it policing by consent as opposed to the more let's face it all for a tarion policing we see in europe where the people will listen and if people won't listen in it here to the the isolation measures that have been put. in place well then we may well have to see. not just the police involved in the united kingdom but perhaps the military as well but we're not there yet we have to see and hope that people are going to adhere to these isolation measures if you look at pictures from the from the london underground this morning though on tuesday morning train
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to full trains are packed doesn't look like it's got the message the message has got through just yet. peter our europe correspondent there france currently has some of the toughest restrictions on movement in place as it handles $20000.00 known infections nearly $200.00 died on monday taking the country's total to $860.00 but while most citizens are heeding the order to stay at home not everyone has that option charlotte have been ski in paris looks next at what that means for the homeless who are among the most vulnerable to the virus. stay off the streets the french have been told yet for the homeless that's an impossible situation to be in doctors' charities are warning that those in the most precarious situations are perhaps the most vulnerable to the disease we have a camp or 500 people who are in the streets in a very bad sanitation condition of course answer we have the risk to have.
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some issues regarding. nigeria's of course we need to provide everything to do everything possible to ensure that the can get access to care and begin get access to shelter to avoid it in weeks in the last few days there has been evidence of the authorities are rounding up homeless migrants as part of the fight against the virus but the reality is that they are likely to be transported to shelters or gyms with hundreds of others so while the official advice is to self isolate they won't be able to if a single person already has the virus or is a career that could be catastrophic we need to monitor or receive tuition and to have another view of all the people living in the streets to have clearly some su
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stations to pay more. to take care of them and in particular of course friends governments to ensure that we have shelters provided very quickly and we needs to have centers or. was it if cases as well medics and all the equipments and we are actually in france in shock to each of masks herbs and everything to take care of the people and to ensure the security have security of the medical staff that can see. spreads beyond france on the greek islands where thousands of migrants are packed into camps without access to basic hygiene facilities even the simplest of preventions washing your hands isn't easy while in germany the police had to intervene following a brawl at an asylum seekers center more than $500.00 migrants were placed under
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quarantine ensued after one resident tested positive for cove it 19 they have been significant disruption since the start of the quarantine measures which is why 17 people who significantly ignored the quarantine have now been moved to another facility the domino effect of that lock down and the fear of infection has also hit food distribution many charities are struggling to carry out their activities following a show up drop in volunteers many volunteers cannot continue their work due to age or health constraints we're experiencing an exceptional and unique situation places have been made available to shelter people but there simply aren't enough and that's been made pretty clear to me as we've been working across the city of paris during the code 19 pandemic people are still living on the street here now while perhaps in more saner times the idea of having shelter for the night may have been
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the priority for the homeless the growing fear of being on lockdown with hundreds of others who may already have the virus sleeping rough may just for now be the safer option so much even ski r.t. paris. with us if you can we appreciate you watching today coming up we'll tell you about another group that's proving to be a problem to properly protect version of those prisoners some jail chiefs now in the u.s. think about. solution then is to set some free. reports right after this break. seems wrong. to me. to stamp
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out. and engage. the trail. went to find themselves will the party. choose to look for common ground. over the past 5 or 6 years very aggressively people have sold dollars to buy these emerging market currencies because they can get a better yield on those currencies suddenly when all liquidity disappears. heisenberg uncertainty for x. market to schroedinger's cat of markets everyone is then short dollars they have to buy those dollars back because they're losing catastrophic lee and all their non dollar plays on the market and this is causing a runaway freight train of the us dollar going higher.
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and the board which oversees new york city's prisons is pushing to release more than 2000 low level prisoners from custody now it's up to $38.00 people mostly inmates tested positive for corona virus in the main rikers island facility you know the jails the director of a prison is rights group told us that tightly conditions could rapidly spread infections. i was a prison myself for 17 years at washington state and for several years i was held if in a cell that was 54 square feet with another man. when you think about that and this is far from a common you have preserve being held in very tiny spaces oftentimes communal cells for 78 temperatures and in many states and have a southern united states prisoners are held in dormitories you have a $2300.00 man literally locked in dormitories and they're sleeping 5 feet away
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from each other these are all situations that are almost ideal for a pandemic to grow and spread the u.s. federal bureau of prisons has almost a 5th of inmates are among the most susceptible to developing severe complications from kovi 19 for now federal most state prisons have banned visits to try to limit contact some prisons have also started to release some of the at risk inmates because they're unable to isolate them properly there are currently 2200000 prisoners in american jails that's more than any other country in the world paul writes again says prison chiefs are not equipped to cope with a health crisis like this. but i think it's important know that the people that run our detention facilities are not medical experts. and more probably they don't listen the medical experts and they make their decisions based on how best to cage people and the only thing that each officials of the united states are good at is
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locking people up they are not good at making medical decisions that reduce and we set up as an ad keeping our community safe all they know how to do is lock people up so i think we're going to see very pretty predictable results which is i think a very horrendous demick with probably a very high death toll a much higher one that needed then we would need to have if we had medical professionals having a type a say in our president jail system much more coverage on this huge story to come but let's for a minute now take in another piece of the you said today the u.s. has slashed $1000000000.00 in assistance to afghanistan and it's threatening further cuts unless and new government is formed the secretary of state might pump a 0 was on an emergency trip to kabul to meet rival leaders ashraf ghani in a bill or a bill a move both declared themselves president in afghanistan following disputed elections last year. the u.s. deeply regrets that the 2 sides have been unable to agree on an inclusive
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government that can meet the challenges of governance peace and security because this leadership failure poses a direct threat to u.s. national interests among other steps we are today announcing a responsible adjustment to our spending in afghanistan and immediately reducing assistance by 1000000000 dollars this year some thoughts on this from kabul based research analyst. join us on the line hi there thanks for your time so could you call this move from the u.s. government a surprise is it fair. thank you for having me kevin i think you know this indicates that the americans do not have the patience that they had in 2014 to settle the big election crisis in the same anderson 24 teams so that's why i think they're using the aid reduction. pressure tool to convince the political leaders i think you know this is this is something being considered and i think they will do if the 2 leaders cannot come cannot
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cannot come together and question but why is it so important for the americans that the current government also brings dr abdullah abdullah i think you know. linked again to the peace process because if if if you remove the peace process from the equilibrium which is linked to which is linked to a unified government in kabul so that can decide on any team and go to kabul so if you don't move the peace element from the from from there from this i think the americans will not be really. so precious. so pushing on this but right now the they do so because they have already signed a peace deal with the taliban on 29 last month so they want to to make sure that it's volatility in so far is no progress after that because of disunity in kabul ok it's a huge amount of money. what's the actual effect of the hard end of this going to
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be how these rate cuts go to an individual. well i think it's going to be it will have an impact no doubt about that but i think it's a time for afghanistan to learn to stand on its own feet because the foreign aid will have to stop at one point be it today or tomorrow because in 2014 we don't we don't have any commitment for this is going to be well any international donor to continue. well it's not going to be an easy time for us here but i think like i said afghans have to learn to stand by their own feet because because beyond 2024 we have no commitment from the donor community to continue the aid so that was another challenging time for us so i think it will allow us to build up until we reach a $242024.00 where there will be a lot of more uncertainties in terms of financial assistance from the donor community but what's more important i think regardless of the aid reduction or not
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i think it's very necessary for the afghan government to unite in come up or 'd with united front to negotiate with the taliban otherwise if the situation continues like this the americans may move further with the taliban you know there's already a growing perception within the taliban that you know the americans have already chosen us as the new partner so i think it can lead even to more devastating situation in the sense that americans bring taliban on afghans and is there any chance that after this the pressures these rival politicians could form some sort of government together. while secretary pump your left and there were no positive results as of yet what i'm hearing is that the parliament is going to hold a meeting tomorrow where they will try to mediate between the president bashar vonnie and. his former chief executive of the law i'm not really.
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actually i don't have to miss them on this and i think it's going to be another attempt but but the question is if situation continues like this how are we going to face with the taliban in the ground militarily in also. politically in the negotiation table i think it's a very challenging time what i've guns are worried about their future in a lot of uncertainties right now live from kabul a research analyst at the center of a conflict in priest studies thanks for your time we'll let you get by monitoring what's going on maybe come back for this in the coming days thank you. and that's it for this live update from artie's main studios here in moscow for now i'm kevin though in big thank you for watching as ever this time every day will continue to bring in live politicians from here in russia and also later in the day as well more coverage from our london stateside studios and teams there are other club can
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but max kaiser this is the kaiser report it's 21 days toit's it is i forget the number of days but ron lockdown the corona virus a lockdown and you know it's so the what is it is what evidence so i said well of course everybody in the world is on a different day of their lockdown some people like him will hound but have been on lockdown for 070 weeks now in america we're starting to see walling lockdowns across america but you know as the world everybody out there everybody watching is now in some form of lockdown where finding some entertaining diffs and means coming up on line as the people are at home and becoming very creative and i want to look at this these 2 little sets of money printing go. and they are quite interesting as you can see here is this one guy printed preachers preach a pretend it's basis turning red he's going red he's pointing predicting fast and then we have this other one here of a whole bunch.


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