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this is data over the years live from christians around the world mark good friday in isolation pope francis leads ceremonies at the vatican without a live audience live streaming to his address instead it's a place government extends a coronavirus marked out into many. programs germany starts flying thousands of seasonal farm workers to help with the harvest. from the eastern europe for a strict medical checks before they can stop work.
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i'm filled girl welcome to the program more than 100000 people now confirmed to have died of corona virus infections the figures were reported by johns hopkins university the number of infections stands at more than 1600000 news comes as christians around the world and into the easter weekend one of the most important celebrations in the calendar the pandemic means religious and other gatherings have been banned in many countries italy home to vatican city has been locked down for weeks so even the pope will have to celebrate alone it's the time of year he usually draws huge. part conducts the good friday service without the public. due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown worshipers are at home watching the live stream online. almighty and eternal god
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provided of shelter for the suffering look with compassion on the affliction of your children we suffer from this epidemic. the scale of the outbreak continues to cause a dark shadow on italian life these firefighters in sicily are farewelling a colleague who died from the virus a funeral isn't allowed. the streets look set to remain empty for a while longer italians were hiding lock down measures would be relaxed after easter but it will be extended. more we have just prepared a new decree with which we are extending the restrictive measures until the 3rd of may a difficult decision but a necessary decision for which i am full of course assuming food political responsibility. and at a time like easter the lockdown hits hard. when
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easter alone will see our children and grandchildren in video conference it's very sad but it is what it is. that's the number of people in intensive care begins to fall officials are urging italians to not get complacent and you could hear strictly to the lock down. straight to the italian capital that correspondent sima go up to joins us from rome welcome assume it is normally center stage during the christian easter celebrations what's it going to be like this year. well it's going to be a very different easter for sure generally it's a time for family friends to get together there's feasting easter monday traditionally the idea is to get out go to the countryside go to the seaside enjoy the good weather we have here recently and this year will be very different the authorities are calling on people to stay at home there are increased patrols and checkpoints that have been set out particularly on the roads leading out of the
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city as well as the authorities are using draw to make sure that they can keep track of people to ensure that they don't go out that sit there with a crease creasing temperatures in better weather we are seeing more people on the streets as well despite this call of the authorities and say while the numbers appear to be improving your guard down and how harsh has the italian lockdown bayne well we're now into week 5 and the lockdown has a controlled every aspect of life you can only go out if you have work reasons or health reasons or for essential activities such as getting groceries or perhaps going to the pharmacy and you need a self declaration or build out before you can do that so it's very much continue can contain and if you are going out just even to take a walk it has to be close to your home and you're going to your child it has to be one parent at a time it's
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a very strict controls what people can do but the authorities are saying it's necessary in order to contain the spread of the virus and to look at the numbers now it appears as if the curve of infections is decreasing and that's because the authorities say the measures are working and talk to us about the differences in the way that people in the north and the south a handling this situation. well in the north particularly in the hardest hit region of long tails course the people have had to deal with this infection in a very harsh week with a large number of the deaths unfortunately also with that region but down south the authorities are say the number of infections are actually contained but if they decide to perhaps move on to the 2nd phase where we live with the virus and relax the measures by region that risk creating spikes in other nations where we're now seeing a lower number of infections so we are going to face to the authorities the state
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it's going to happen nationally for now to know it has been stepped it was knocked out knishes till the age of the there are some exceptions there are allowing clothing stores for children as well as book shops and stationery shops perhaps to be opened a little earlier and you finance ministers have agreed on thursday big financial package what is the feeling bad about the way the e.u. has handled this crisis. i think there's been a lot of frustration in the past of italians with regards to the european union there's a feeling that it's really is really struggling right now with an immense death toll was close to 18000 and so because of this immense death toll and the suffering at that experience here it's healing it's as if the european union has abandoned italy at the time and suffering the bowls and they are still calling for the idea of a euro bond mechanism of dealing with the financial situation the economic crisis that the country is facing on top of
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a health crisis even individuals that are pro european union are feeling as if the viewer has turned its back on it and particularly the countries in north that it's really it's excuse me in northern europe in particular germany and that they're the ones they feel that they need the support right now and it's not a case of good talking to thanks for joining us seem a go to interrupt. well 18000 people have died from corona virus infections in the united states but in the u.s. on track to overtake it's in a as a country with the highest death toll about half 1000000 americans are confirmed infected new york state has borne the brunt of the u.s. pandemic we have more cases than any country besides the u.s. . passengers have thinned out on new york subways but that snow is surance to many people who need the ride it's a very frightening experience i mean if i got hit with that one right yeah like you
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know if there's a lot of this you want to take. this thing so you can get away next training getting fired so that's not me. you know your kids we don't miss it that's the problem keeping your distance from others experts agree that social distancing combined with aggressive testing of suspected cases is the fastest way to tackle coded 19 but there aren't enough tests for the job in new york and elsewhere in the u.s. new york's governor says companies now cannot provide the numbers needed we need. an un precedented mobilization where government can produce these tests in the millions president trump pointed to progress in the numbers of new cases on the other side you have the numbers of beds being used we're just
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saying substantially average is that usually the sign that it's heading in the downward curve but the death toll continues to mount hundreds in new york die every day hospitals or repurpose in refrigerator trucks as makeshift morgues and in the cities reserved for on mark graves burials have spiked the weekly average is now being reached every day the raw. is is being attributed to coded 19. then we can take a look at some other. related news from around the world the united kingdom a cena records daily death toll us a passing italy's of worst $990.00 people lost their lives in 24 hours i mean concerns that the country's national health service lacks sufficient ventilators staff and protective clothing. several people in the kenyan capital nairobi were injured when crowds desperate for food aid tried to force their way through an office gate in the city's kibera slum police ended the disturbances with tear gas
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kenya has banned people from entering or leaving the city and other areas and leaving vast numbers of informal workers unsure about whether the next meal come from. oil producing countries have agreed to cut oil or world production by 15 percent in the hope of stabilizing low prices had been resistance for mexico but in the closing to back down after the united states agreed to scale back production. now the german government started flying in thousands of seasonal farmworkers' ministers hope to recruit about 80000 vegetable and fruit because despite the imposition of travel restrictions because of the pandemic the workers are mostly from eastern europe and the being brought to germany in controlled groups to prevent possible infection. markovian. rimini and seasonal workers cheek by joel before roll call it clues your port. somewhere
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masks others don't. transport to germany to help with the harvest after an exception was made to the country's travel. before. before they probably enter the country there will be a health check and this will be sent to the responsible health office because i'm tired they will not be allowed to make individual trips when they get here due to company must make sure the workers keep a certain distance during transport and the people work together in groups. on and the 1st 14 days is a near quarantine tag i know they're wondering which they can work. but there are questions as to how effective a near quarantine can be given these preflight conditions and if it's enough to perform a health check rather than a specific test for covert 19 a disease that can be symptomless the desperation to admit these workers is
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understandable germany's travel ban has caused a huge personnel shortage on farms and fields which employ their own 300000 such workers last year those coming in this year some 40000 in april and again in me will pick crops like quite asparagus considered a seasonal delicacy in germany others will head to bavaria to harvest crops for one of the country's best known products beer despite the lack of eastern european workers so far this year brewers have a reassuring message. we won't run out of beer or old stocks and contract. but as their country tries to strike a balance between staying safe and kick starting the economy many germans will hope they don't reap more than they bargained for. well people around the world have been marking good friday bad various lockdowns may have had to do it in ways that a month ago might have seemed unbelievable many stream to their services on the
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internet and a group of worshippers in western germany a foot a drive in cinema to good use. songs of worship for drivers and passengers alike this is normally a drive in cinema but on friday $900.00 christians from various denominations and dusseldorf celebrated what's known as an ecumenical service. and we don't want to be abandoned by you. is this the i think of the only way for us to come together even if it is with distance the churches are empty so many people are watching online. but in this way we can create a feeling of community even if it is a bit strange. at 1st i think is. in some materials church in munich the good friday service took place without worshipers. instead many took part at a distance from home. mentioned today people also feel abandoned by god like jesus
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on the cross people are going through difficult times they're afraid like jesus was and his story has now become ours and that's why it is good that we celebrate this service together this time in an empty church but connected to many people through other channels. both spiegelman is 84 years old she's lucky chaplain francisco is from bruiser laga visits her once a month to hold communion. i have a hard azar it's about just being there for them i've just given some support in showing that we are there for you that we will not abandon you that god would abandon you either. to have for me that he comes to my home. at the drive in cinema remembering the suffering in the death of jesus christ offers hope and strength. just being supported to be received in supported by community especially now during this time in unusual service for unusual times on good friday 2020.
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the disease spreading like wildfire in developing nations with millions of deaths. welcome to our covert 900 special here in the w news i want to get jones in berlin good to have you with us the pandemic affects us all yes but while rich countries can cushion the economic fallout from the crisis others like mexico stare into an abyss. the virus has already claimed some 200 lives in mexico but so far there have been no lockdown measures like in other countries and so case numbers are rising as people continue to gather including to protest. here hundreds of waiters air their grievances in front of the presidential palace their restaurants of closed and they've lost their jobs. or vehemently if i don't have that income i can pay my rent a comp a my bills and i can support my daughter. or your. son today we can no longer
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survive day to day by being at home so exposing ourselves to come out in congregate we know there were exposing ourselves to have virus or exposed to the contagion that you'll. mexico's president offered encouragement in a speech on sunday he also announced a rescue package focused soley on supporting the poor. better there more we will defeat the coronavirus will revive the economy in a mexican will continue to stand up and show the world its glory and its greatness. but for now acapulco those famous beaches remain empty tourists went off of much help for the forseeable future and there are great concerns about another perhaps more important economic sector oil prices have fallen sharply. and mexico isn't alone among emerging economies the collapse of
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tourism and oil prices has hit nations from russia to brazil india and south africa from a for more i'm joined by the head of the united nations development program in new york at him steiner stand a good to have you with us now emerging on deck colonies developing countries they are very much exposed to this crisis this virus crisis which region worries you the most in terms of the pandemic and the following economic decline. and as of this morning we know that 212 countries and territories are affected by cope at 19 so the concern of all of us but also the united nations is for all countries but indeed as you point out in many parts of the well africa perhaps being one key region of the world but also parts of asia latin america central america areas where the virus is beginning to impact both in terms of a crisis in the health system but then also the social economic impacts and the
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issue of greatest concern for all of us must be that many of these poorer countries and economies don't have the health system infrastructure to cope 1st of all with the suppression of the virus secondly with also providing the kind of social safety nets that i needed in order to deal with this extraordinary impact sister organization international labor organization yesterday publish new numbers in terms of expected job losses 195000000 jobs lost intentionally this is a number that is without precedent and that is a shock to not only our economies but our societies to livelihoods especially when you bear in mind that over 60 percent of people employed in the world arms or in the informal sector no work means no livelihood means no safety social safety net these are the frontlines of the battle indeed english pandemic which is both a health crisis it is becoming a social and economic and developmental crises and it is one that requires us to work together in ways as we have never been challenged to do so before i mean that
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disinterest us an audio that you're describing here also tells us that this virus of course causes havoc everywhere and even rich nations a struggling to deal with the economic fallout from the penn demick how then can poor countries hope to cope with it. well i think the 1st priority must be what the w.h.o. has told us over just to suppress the virus this is the 1st line of defense and much of the work of the united nations of the international community right now must be focused on helping countries to 1st of all be able to stabilize their health systems and to have that health systems response in place secondly and these are the programs that are urgently needed is to provide fiscal means governments need money right now 1st of all to respond to the health crisis but secondly are also to an unfolding social and human and economic in development crises and this means having resources available with which to finance mitigating measures cash
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transfer programs being able to stabilize local parts of the economy and as you also said countries very often are confronted with even the consequences of the virus somewhere else in the world take small island developing states many of them rely on tourism tourism has imploded very often that's 304050 percent of the g.d.p. of these nations this is economic collapse but i mean what you're describing here is really that we have to give a helping hand to each other even though we're affected by this condemning ourselves and this at a time when multilateralist is he is weakened and people have become more instinct there's more nationalism around do you think that this is weakened our ability to give a global response to this crisis. well perhaps in the 1st reflex there is a tendency to look after oneself and this is understandable it is natural and i think every country is confronted with unprecedented challenges right now but this
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virus has taught us one thing and that is that it is a global pandemic that can only succeed in controlling and ultimately overcoming this or that by working together there is no go it alone solution and therefore the ability of richer nations also step up right now 1st of all through the kinds of measures that have been proposed through the international monetary fund but also looking at issues of debt relief and debt cancellation in order to allow countries aat 7 in need of help not to have to use the funds that they receive from the international need to pay off debt is right now there is a need for massive investment in developing countries it will rely on the richer part of the world but it is also in our current interest because even from our perspective economic recovery the markets into which industrialised nations will sell off this pandemic on the markets of also the developing world so there is a common interest in enlightened self interest as much as the need for solidarity right now in order to massively round up this support because otherwise we will not only see the economic collapse there are social geopolitical consequences that i
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think none of us have either considered so far clearly enough and the need urgent attention right help others to help ourselves basically i think steiner the head of the united nations development program in new york thank you so much for your time . now time for your questions questions you sent us on you tube twitter and facebook e-mail as always our resident corona expert derek williams stands ready to provide some answers. are fake talent he writes of code with 19 related to blood types. i'm not aware of any studies looking at faith tally rates and blood groups for covert 19 but but this is a really interesting question because what other types of viruses blood types have been shown to affect susceptibility to infection as well as severity of outcomes though we still don't know exactly why a recent preliminary study carried out by chinese researchers did indeed discover
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what they think are some connections between blood type and susceptibility to the new coronavirus it says people with blood group a did indeed seem to be more likely to catch it than other groups while blood group otoh appeared less likely to get it that data is still unconfirmed but if it's correct it could have an impact later in clinical practice but the differences if there are there are unlikely to be really major. what risk could cope with 19 posed to pregnant women and their unborn children. if you're pregnant or have a newborn these days i'm sure you're probably frightened even more than the rest of us the w.h.o. has a question and answers page dedicated to you some of the key takeaways though are that 1st there is currently no evidence that pregnant women are at higher risk of
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severe illness than anyone else so the precautions they should take are simply the same as those were all taking we still don't know if a pregnant woman can pass the virus along to her baby durant. pregnancy or delivery but the w.h.o. also recommends prioritizing pregnant women with symptoms for testing as they may need special care if they have the disease and finally it says women with coded 1900 can breast feed if they wish to but they should wear a mask if one is available they should wash their hands before and after touching the baby and also regularly disinfect surfaces in the household. can you protect your lungs from coburg 19 by giving up smoking. in this pandemic smokers are in particular danger for
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a couple of different reasons 1st when it comes to possibly contract ing the disease a smoker's lips regularly come into contact with their fingers which is one of those things that you really want to avoid and of course regular smoking also leads at some point to one disease and reduced lung capacity those are 2 co-morbidities that can have a major impact on outcomes if you do catch code at 191 study of data from around 1100 patients in china indicated that severe disease and case fatality were over 2 and a half times higher for current smokers than people who had never smoked which really shouldn't come as a surprise so jake up there's never been a better time to quit. and a quick look to india where billions are required to stay indoors for 3 weeks to slow the spread of the coronavirus among other measures the state of punjab
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installed a so-called code 960 station where workers can wash their hands and half their temperature taken before being sprayed with disinfectant a similar initiative for people on motorbikes was started in chennai. and that was our go benighted special on this good friday for me the team in berlin . in good shape. can a genetic test help you stay healthy some diseases can actually be. the simple tell you. do you know what's hidden in your d.n.a. . genetic screening burden. next on. every day you can see
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