russia's death toll from kobe of 19 reaches 8 with 4 lives lost in the past day tougher measures have been introduced to stop the spread of the virus and we look at how muscovites view the containment measures. also this hour it only accounts for one 3rd of the world's free time all these as the figure passes and. taken. that has come out positive. and the british prime minister contracts the virus johnson has written a letter sent to every u.k. household urging people to stay home.
this is the weekly here on our t.v. welcome to round up of the day's news along with the headlines that shape the week now we start as with every hour on an update on the figures across the globe 677000 cases of coded 1000 have now been confirmed 146000 have recovered in total but over 31000 people have died from the pent up like. here in russia 4 people have died of cove in 19 and the past 24 hours brings the total figure to 8 and there are now more than $1500.00 confirmed infections in the country with 2 thirds of them and moscow but despite the rising numbers there is cause for optimism the world health organization has agreed with the russian government estimate that the outbreak should start to subside as early as may starting on saturday all restaurants cafes and nonessential shops shut their doors
in moscow only supermarkets and pharmacies remain open although deliveries of food and other items are still permitted people over the age of 65 are advised to stay indoors for their safety and public parks are out of bounds are to go reports. it's the weekend and it's this country's turn the people have been calling the measures that have been announced quarantine all kinds of places from restaurants to gyms are shut down but there's been no formal ban on people leaving their homes unless they're over 65 years old the weather is beautiful it's a fantastic weekend and usually all the people would be out. that's why i want to check out a few locations and see what's gone on and get these places a quarantine commitment score.
so i start my tour around moscow's most popular spas with remember the scorpion song full of the most down to gorky park that's right. gorky park here it is officially it is shut down but there are a couple of beautiful prominence right outside it and i can tell you our only see 2 people here so i give it not out of 10 for edsel location quarantine commitments score. moscow there's a whole new place for selfies with the kremlin in the background it's called the soaring bridge where approaching it right now you can see it over there.
and it's completely deserted no axis and i've been told that technically it's part of a park that's also closed so. like i said access restricted to no people 10 out of 10. where all nikolsk is treat this place was a magnet for football fans from all over the planet during the world cup 28 saying it literally felt like a tin of sardines in here. well at this point as you can see i wouldn't say that of all the encountered one or 2
passers by the restaurants are closed but there you haven't so probably i'd say 5 out of 10. where the place called the depo food mall which is a combination of a food market and a food court this hip complex is also full of fancy bars and even nightclubs and so we're not used to seeing this place almost completely empty actually i was sure that i'd see some hipsters just trying to hang around here even alice signed it turns out that the food part is actually operating because it counts as groceries but other than that everything shut down and i don't see anyone here pretty much so just for the public's responsibility i guess this place gets 10 out of 10 but of course i guess it's a bit of a hard time for the market traders. earlier this week president putin visited
a hospital in moscow where coronavirus patients are being treated there he thank the staff for their dedication and efficient work the president also chaired a meeting with the city authorities on containing the pandemic. have. to. go. through. you're going. to go to get. across europe there are more than 400000 confirmed cases of coded 19 at least has suffered most with 10000 lives lost in the north of the country criminal have been overwhelmed with the sheer number of dead and large numbers of coffins are simply
being stored in churches russia has launched a massive aid operation to help italy fight the pandemic a total of 15 russian military cargo jets have landed in the country over the past week they brought ventilators protective gear from medics coded $900.00 test kits and disinfection trucks also around $100.00 russian specialists in biology have been sent to italy will be helping out at tully and hospitals who are currently swamped with patients leaving doctors and nurses at a breaking point. well . for. all of. that. 4 months ago we were going to do for.
the learner and we don't want. to move for all. the money for all the 3. things to. look for these are all the more they're there for the most as are the leaders of. currently a large portion of the world's population is now living under various forms of her structure and spain is under lockdown and the death toll there is approaching 6000 the 2nd highest figure after italy medics are working around the clock to treat the in fact infected and that's a job that comes with huge risks according to the latest figures hospital staff account for almost 14 percent of the country's total cove in $1000.00 cases lifesaving equipment is in short supply and hospitals are reaching their capacity.
school find ourselves in an extreme situation in which we've all experienced extreme emotions and intense anguish emotions that many of the professionals may have experienced previously but this situation will make it even more intense fear anger anguish sadness a very difficult to handle and we're lacking workers and when people go out to the streets you know what happens they get sick where like an equipment and medication . germany has almost $60000.00 coronavirus cases but the country has managed to keep its mortality rate far lower than in spain our europe correspondent peter all over it looks at how both countries are dealing with the operate it. here in berlin we haven't seen the type of lockdown that's being put in place in other parts of europe although social distancing itself isolation being practiced germany thankfully hasn't seen the type of cases and fatalities of covert 19 that have been
seen in countries like italy and most recently spain patients are having to lie on the floor as there simply aren't enough beds to treat them in hospitals while in a car but twist of necessity this ice rink normally a place of enjoyment is having to be used as a makeshift mortuary so far spain is the 2nd hardest hit in europe madrid has been the epicenter of the spanish outbreak authorities have had to put in place the strictest measures in an attempt to stop the spread of the momo and very tough waves coming in of the difficult days are coming they're going to test to the very limited capacity of resources and. look about without doubt our balance as a society the corona virus has overwhelmed some of spain's medical facilities so quickly in fact that some of those that were most at risk from the virus were left behind in the panic dozens of elderly and sick people were found dead at home the
situation made all the more harrowing when the army had to disinfect their resting place as the army during certain visits 1000 older people completely abandoned sometimes even dead in their bats spanish health care services fighting against collapse this is a significant problem for our healthcare system this collapse which is being talked about could happen in some places germany seems to have the spread of covert 19 under some semblance of control a quick glance to our neighbors elsewhere in europe like spain shows just how quickly the situation can degenerate and with such tragic consequences peter all of our artsy belin. the u.k. has seen a dramatic spike in cove in 1900 tell these over the past week 1000 have died more than 4 times the number at this time last week the british prime minister has
written a letter to the nation urging people to stay at home as after boris johnson himself tested positive for the novel coronavirus. i developed marl symptoms of the corona virus that's to say a temperature and a persistent cough and on the advice of the chief medical officer i have taken a test that has come out positive so i am working from home i'm so for isolating and that's entirely the right thing to do but be in no doubt that i can continue thanks to the with everybody technology to communicate with all my talk team to lead the national fight back against corona virus infection numbers continue to rise in the u.k. despite the nationwide lockdown many citizens have refused to comply with the restrictions going out and meeting friends as if everything were normal and twitter users have dedicated a new hash tag for those people covert it 1
. if you want. and you won't. mind if you're paying. these bloody idiot seem to think they're enjoying a summer's day in the park the u.k. is in lockdown for sake it's a lockdown people not a holiday still at home the longer you persist in behaving like idiots the longer this is going to continue people ignoring the key log down and treating it as a special holiday event convenience. the backlash against those who ignore social distancing advice is also happening in rule areas of the k. some national parks have been busier than ever and locals have been telling visitors to go home we spoke to regional authorities who were left stunned by the influx of people some say the confusion is down to mixed messages coming out of westminster. i don't know whether it's
a deliberate ignoring or whether it's and. the advice at the time just wasn't clear enough people and i think unless you you've had something directly impact on you and last a member of your family has been impacted or unless you specifically been quite into isolation and i think he i don't think he'd let that the seriousness of the situation you know we're very reliant on on people coming to the area for the local economy and i think it just hasn't hit people is my hope that it just happened people and they just didn't stand in the gravity of the situation unfortunately there was an element of the digital until he is and it was very pleased to see the mayor of the town of course call come on to the airwaves to
put a more rational case forward i think those visitors were misguided i wouldn't call them stupid because those rules are not at all clear we've heard the u.k. government which was encouraging people to go out and gain who'd immunity you prime ministers farther saying it was going down the pub seconds after the prime minister advised people not to so you have to. have to be aware that there are very mixed messages and that's the challenge. still to come in the program the pandemic has brought entire economies to the brink of collapse after a short break we'll look at how it could affect our lives. plus new york city is running critically low on hospital beds and ventilators we'll speak with nurses on the front line after this short break.
join me every thursday on the alex simon show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then. welcome back to the weekly western governments are stepping in with massive stimulus plans to keep their economies afloat during the health crisis charlotte to find out how long nations can keep up the spending spree. economies across the world have ground to a halt kilian measures have been announced. to the government offering to pay full salaries to cannot work there is a scramble to inject amounts of money into the system to counter the
economic fallout of the pandemic the costs are expected to exceed anything known in germany from economic crisis to natural disasters in recent decades as knock downs are implemented with no clear end in sight the real question perhaps is now how long could the world afford this this pandemic has brought the 3rd and most serious economic financial and social crisis of the 21st century the strict measures applied around the world although essential to control the spread of the virus plunge our economies into an unprecedented paralysis from which they will not come out easily or automatically already we know that some $67000000.00 us citizens are worried about how they going to pay their credit card bills because of the pandemic other fears about finding money for the more essential basic needs of life
accommodation and food while the multi-trillion play it out for now will keep things taking a long and over some point that will end governments will have to choose between keeping the economy running or treating populations it is impossible to leave even in self isolation and to cure people if we do not continue the economic activity that quite simply allows us to live in this country our daily life so that eating out to restaurants going to the cinema meeting friends perhaps for a drink or even having a haircut these are all activities that contribute to. keeping our economies taking over the money top sliced off by our governments in taxes then goes towards paying for essential services be that the doctors and nurses who are currently at the frontline of the war against $19.00 all the ability to purchase ventilators and
other essential medical equipment governments need money and money comes from a healthy working economy we have already been warned that when containment measures finally and this will not be over the virus will not magically disappear. this idea that if you close schools and shut restaurants for a couple of weeks you solve the problem and get back to normal life that's not what's going to happen this virus is going to be circulating potentially for a year or 2 so we need to be thinking on those times goes. social distancing may provide a respite from infection peak rates the so-called flattening the curve model but the impact that could have term economies could some believe provoke spikes in deaths elsewhere in the u.s. state of massachusetts a suicide prevention hotline has seen
a surge in cools the majority of people colon lately i'm mentioning all talking about fear of contract in the virus economic impact and prison loneliness or isolation we anticipate and there will be an increased need for services like ours for a time to come in countries where social safety nets on particularly robust or perhaps nonexistent this is a real concern president trump is well aware of this that despite lawmakers agreeing on a 2 trillion dollars stimulus package trump knows like china he may have to prioritize the economy we have people get tremendous anxiety and depression and you have suicide over things like this when you have a terrible economy you have death probably i mean definitely would be in far greater numbers than the numbers that we're talking about with regard to the
various governments who they enact a draconian lockdowns now face an even bigger die lemma given that a vaccine for the virus is still possibly a year or even 2 years away and that we're being warned by health experts that kovac 19 will remain a deadly force when recess attention of the financial system becomes the more pressing issue how will they sell the exit strategy from containment. in the u.s. containment measures have forced businesses to shut down and lay off staff unemployment claims had 3300000 this week smashing previous records that number is 5 times higher during the peak of the 19 $182.00 recession meanwhile the senate has passed a 2 trillion dollar stimulus plan to keep firms afloat but we heard from economics professor richard wolfe who thinks the measures won't be enough. we are going to they were it conditional on the employment now $100.00 employment goes up right
along right there's every conceivable struggle szell raglan we add i grow a little child that you poorest you name it gold read it that's one of the reasons you can't i have to believe predict the fallout of all of this everything that government has done since we 1st learned about the a coronavirus in december of last year has been too little and way too late and my judgment as best i can see it now is that this bill are still not really in the form it takes one. will also be true little and julie. the united states is now at the center of the cove in 1000 pandemic but the largest number of cases globally are one 123000 americans have tested positive for the virus and more than 2200 have died new york state has been by far the worst hit
with over 50000 cases that's a little under half of the national total and 883 people have died in the state emergency services line in new york city has been overwhelmed with medical calls about as many as 3911 trinity each of us reports. hospitals in new york struggling under the weight of the pandemic people come in they get integrated they die the cycle repeats elmhurst hospital in queens the bureau with the most coronavirus cases in the city in the center of the outbreak right now it's every day it's nonstop literally and. unfortunately it's my get to see question you have to pick and choose what you're going to do are you going to do. as the doctor say a lot of people call the doctor the survivor to expire and you put the same machine in the not the 1st song as medical staff operates out their limit hundreds of more people wait lining up outside to get tested for kovan 19 but officials say the 545
bed hospital is overrun and in desperate need of medical supplies you know the system's overwhelmed all over the place the situation in new york worsening by the hour the state accounting for roughly half the cases across the country this grim video shows teams setting up a makeshift morgue outside of bellevue hospital something that was done during hurricane sandy and 911911 was nothing compared to this we were open waiting for patients the column will never come. ok now they just keep coming however a small sign of hope governor cuomo announcing that for the past few days the rate of hospitalizations is slowing although he cautions that the peak of the crisis could still be about 20 days away the governor as that while only about 15 percent of cases have required hospitalisation the state into supports 140000 people will need to be hospitalized warning that he does not have enough beds or lifesaving ventilators and as medical personnel remain on the front lines we are learning that
a member of mt sinai is nursing staff who has been treating coronavirus patients has passed away from cova 19 the hospital saying in a statement today we lost another hero a compassionate colleague friend and selfless caregiver meantime the hosp. system initiating a procedure called plasmapheresis where they transfer antibodies from patients who have recovered from the 19 to those who are critically ill from the virus the procedure could be life saving reporting in new york trinity chavez r.t. . there has been some good news coming out of china's who bay province which was where the coronavirus 1st appeared a number of new covered 1000 cases in the region has fallen to almost 0 and on saturday 122 medical workers who were sent to the region from elsewhere and china returned home they were seen off by a crowd of locals who applauded them for their work quarantine measures are being gradually lifted there and people who earlier came into contact with the infected have now been allowed to leave self isolation. was the weekly care of r.t.
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