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for green walls for it's using. art believed through. russia's coronavirus death toll reaches 8 for 4 lives lost in the past day tougher measures have been introduced to stop the spread of the disease also to come italy now accounts for one 3rd of the world's fatalities from the outbreak with more than 10000 deaths. i've taken asked that has come out positive. and among the stories of the week the british prime minister test positive for cope with 19 writes a letter to sent to every household in the u.k. telling people to stay at home.
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oh they're welcome you're watching the weekly here on r.t. international and our look back at the main stories of the last 7 days and of course that is the pandemic that has dominated so let's just give you some of the latest numbers on that more than 685000 cases have been confirmed globally one 146000 people have recovered but more than 32000 have now died. i mean. well here in russia 4 people have died of the virus in the past 24 hours and that brings the total figure to 8 more than $1500.00 cases have been confirmed across the country with 2 thirds of them here in moscow despite rising numbers though authorities are still predicting the virus could start to recede by may although the world health organization and russian government do stress that that is a best case scenario or to help contain the spread across russia starting from
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saturday all restaurants cafes and non-essential shops have shut their doors only supermarkets some pharmacies remain open although deliveries of food and other items are still permitted public parks though have been shut and people over the age of 65 have been told that they should stay indoors as easily be franker has been out on the streets of moscow. 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 gems 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 take quarantine
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commitments score. so i start my tour around moscow's most popular spas swizz 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 promenades outside it and i can tell you ali 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
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soaring bridge we're 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
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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 have and 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 night clubs and soul 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
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course i guess it's a bit of a hard time for the market traders. well earlier this week president putin to chair a meeting with the city authorities on containing the pandemic and he also visited moscow hospital where coronavirus patients are being treated he thanked staff there for their dedication and efficient work. have. proof. blueprints and court order to ensure. the world. you know notice what. good it will do it will. do. well across europe more than there are more than 400000 confirmed cases of 19 and italy has suffered the most with more than 10000 deaths in the north the
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country there have been overwhelmed with the sheer number of dead and large numbers of coffins are being stored in churches russia has launched a massive aid operation to help fight the pandemic a total of 15 russian military cargo jets have landed in the country over the past week and they brought with them ventilated protective gear testing kits and also disinfection trucks on top of that say about 100 russian specialists in broad i've also been sent to italy they'll be helping out italian hospitals which are currently swarmed by patients. all.
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would almost. every for all the troops. simply. you. know there are more there are. more throws of the fluids is also. what currently much of the world's population is living under restrictions in europe 2nd worst affected country after italy is in lockdown and more than 6 and a half 1000 people have died from the outbreak there but excel working around the clock to treat the infected is a job that comes with huge risks hospital staff now account for almost 14 percent of the country's total coronavirus cases they work with limited supplies as
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hospitals reach their limits i think on time or scorn who find ourselves in an extreme situation in which we've all experienced extreme emotions and just as anguish emotions that many of the professionals may have experienced previously but this situation of will make it even more intense fear anger anguish sadness a very difficult to handle. were a lack of workers and when people go out to the streets you know what happens they get sick where like an equipment medication. germany memoirs almost 60000 coronavirus cases but the country has managed to keep its mortality rate far lower than in spain with more on this here's our europe correspondent peter oliver. 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
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germany thankfully hasn't seen the type of cases and fatalities of covert 19 that have been seen in countries like italy and los recently spain patients are having to lie on the floor as there simply aren't enough beds to treat them in hospitals while in the 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 library waves come and 1000000000 of the difficult days are coming that's are going to test on one of the very limited capacity of resources. that about without doubt 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
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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 found older people completely abandoned sometimes even dead in their bad spanish health care services fighting against collapse this is a significant problem for healthcare system this collapse which is being talked about could happen in some places while 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 deal. generate and with such tragic consequences peter all over r.t. berlin. now in the u.k. there has been informatic spiking cope with 900 for tallis is over the past week
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more than a 1000 have died more than 4 times the number this time last week the british prime minister has written a letter to the nation urging people to stay at home but after boris johnson himself tested positive for the virus i developed moyle the 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 far isolating and that's entirely the right thing to do but be in no doubt that i can continue thanks to the with technology to communicate with all my top team to lead the national fight back against corona virus so infection numbers then do continue to rise in the u.k. despite the nationwide lockdown many citizens have refused to comply with the restrictions going at a meeting friends as normal twitter users the brand of them with
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a new hash tag. and you want. to get. 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 whole day still at home the longer you persist in behaving like idiots the longer this is going to continue. people ignoring the keilar down and treating it as a special holiday event video at. all the backlash against those who ignore social distancing advice is also happening in rural areas of the u.k. some national parks have been busier than ever and locals there have been telling visitors to go home but we spoke to regional authorities who were left stunned by
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the influx of visitors and they say that the confusion is partly down to mixed messages coming out of westminster. i don't know whether it's a deliberate ignoring or whether it's. 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 are unless you specifically into isolation and i think i don't think you'd like 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 but it's my hope that it just happened people and they just didn't stand in the gravity of the situation unfortunately that was an element of their digital until years and i was
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very pleased to see the mayor of the town of course call come on to the airwaves to put a more rational case forward because use it as. misguided wouldn't call them stupid because those rules are not at all clear and we've had a huge ego moment which was encouraging people to go out and gain munity you prime minister as far as saying it was going down the pub seconds after the prime minister advised people not to so you have to. have to be aware. so there are very mixed messages and that's the challenge now the pandemic has brought entire economies to the brink of collapse after the break we'll look at how that could actually affect our lives also coming up intensive care units in new york running critically low on supplies is fatalities there to continue to spot. you.
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the atlantic alliance the bedrock of the post world war 2 global security order is slowly but surely unraveling more and more often washington in brussels by virtue of them for the foreign policy issues today europe has a choice to defend its interests or fade into oblivion. join me every thursday on the alex simon short and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then. believe named weird things by the way is called superstition or magical thinking believing weird things like that is not a bug in the system it's
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a feature comms equipped in the software of our program even to try to connect things in the environment just in case there's a real connection. welcome back to the way governments around the world off they saw faced with a dilemma at the moment when dealing with the coronavirus break they need restrictions to prevent it spread but financial aid could prove to be catastrophic for their economies. the difficult choices they face. economies across the world have ground to a halt kilian measures have been announced. to governments offering to
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pay full salaries you 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 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 all the 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
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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 for now will keep things taking along over some point that will end governments who will have to choose between keeping the economy running or treating populations it is impossible to leave even self isolation 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 the money top sliced off by our governments in taxes then goes towards paying for
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essential services be that the doctors and nurses who are currently at the frontline of the war against $98.00 all the ability to purchase ventilators and other essential medical equipment governments need money and money comes from a healthy working a quantum me 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 rest spike from infection peak rates the so-called flattening the curve model but
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the impact that could have gone wrong 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 call me lately i'm mentioning all talking about fear of contracting 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
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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 di lemma given that a vaccine for the virus is still possibly a year or even 2 years away that we're being warned by health experts that kovac 19 will remain a deadly force when recess or take over the financial system becomes the more pressing issue how will they sell the exit strategy from containment. well over in the us containment measures there have forced businesses to shut down and lay off staff and employment claims did hit 3300000 this week smashing previous records that number is 5 times higher than joining the peak of the 1900 were session meanwhile the senate has passed a 2 trillion dollar stimulus plan to keep firms afloat we heard from economics
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professor though richard wolfe who does think that the measures won't be enough we . were rushed condition of unemployment now when employment goes up right along like every conceivable struggle szell raglan we have. a little child that you do. you name it gold really it that's one of the reasons you can either believe predict the next 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 is that this bill assumably in the form it takes what finally it will also be true little and too late. well i'm of the economic turmoil us all producers have started to pay can she miss to take their crude that
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is storage units fill up amid collapsing demand prices internationally have tumbled as the coronavirus pandemic shrinks economies benchmark oil prices on wall street a whole ring around $20.00 a barrel but in the world of physical oil where actual barrel steel changed hands trading houses a bidding a negative $0.19 a barrel effectively making producers pay for the luxury of shifting their reserves and analysts have warned that things could still get a whole lot worse for produces and to dip out from the consulting firm if all associates told us merges and layoffs are inevitable for suffering industry. right expect that we're going to see bankruptcy isn't consolidation in new york over the next couple of months they were already saying way arse in the permian basin because the producers are cutting their capital expenditures by anywhere between 30 and 30 percent and that means that those service providers to those oil producers
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are not getting revenue windows are the ones who are seeing the bride to be were up by the cry right at the moment we're going to see oil production go up 3000000 barrels a day so huge supply demand imbalance however i do think that we're going to see where prices in the next few weeks are met going up for us so saudi arabia and russia countries agreement to limit production perhaps go back to where big were in december 2019 in order to start placing some amount of stability and do you well market of course that does not sour the situation until that passes and people go back to work. well the u.s. is now at the center of the pandemic with a large number of cases globally more than 123000 americans have tested positive for the virus more than 2200 have died new york state has been by far the worst hit with more than 50000 cases that's almost half of the total nationwide 893
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people in the state have died almost as many people have called the emergency services line in new york city as after the 911 terror attacks trinity chávez 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. unfortunately it's my get to suggestion you have to pick and choose what you're going to do are you going to do. the doctor say a lot of people call it not really survive expire but you put the same machine another person as medical staff operates out their limit hundreds of more people wait lining up outside to get tested for covert 19 but officials say the 545 bed hospital is overrun and in desperate need of medical supplies you know the system's
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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 group of idiots shows teens setting up a makeshift morgue outside of bellevue hospital something that was done during hurricane sandy and $911911.00 was nothing compared to this we were open waiting for patients to kabul never came. 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 adds that while only about 15 percent of cases have required hospitalisation the state in to support $140000.00 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
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has passed away from colvin 19 the hospital saying in a statement today we lost another hero a compassionate colleague friend and selfless caregiver meantime the hospital system initiating a procedure called plasmapheresis where they transfer antibodies from patients who have recovered from co 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. . well amongst all the glowing that it does appear to be a small right of light to perhaps because new cases of the virus in china's hu by province have fallen to almost 0 holding chinese authorities is where the global outbreak began and on saturday 122 of the workers who were sent to the region from elsewhere in china returned home they were seen off by a crowd of locals there who were polled of them for their work quarantine measures are being gradually lifted to you and people who were came into contact with the
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infected haven't i been allowed to self isolation. so that brings you up to date for now you've been watching the week you were packing and more stories about halfway. your government and our government and all the other major governments of the world know what's going to happen and when it's going to. but they haven't told you and they haven't told me they haven't announced. imagine something as big as the earth . is going to cause tidal waves earthquakes volcanoes are going to wrapped and it's
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going to help. so very for a while right. my great grandfather's. nobody would care about the law or prison so you'd have wallace this should have. a turtle life between now and the. in europe people are taking to the streets to protest the lack of transparency in treaty negotiations.


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