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biala guest at frankfurt airport city managed by for. this is d. w. news live from berlin the united states now has more than half a 1000000 cases of covert 19 new york state alone has more cases than any country in the world but there are signs of hope we'll go to new york for the latest on the situation. also coming up pope francis leads good friday ceremonies at the vatican without a live audience live streaming his address as italy's government extends the coronavirus
lockdown into may. and after years of devastation in syria's civil war it live faces a new danger fear's growth of the novel coronavirus could sweep through the war torn region. a 1000000 go across welcome to the program the covert 19 pandemic has reached a grim milestone the global death toll has topped one 100000 as reported by johns hopkins university the number of total infection stands at nearly 1700000. in the eye states alone more than $800000.00 people have died from the novel virus that puts the u.s. close to overtaking italy as the country with the world's highest death toll the total number of confirmed cases has topped 500000 in the u.s.
new york state alone has more cases than any other country. passengers have thinned out on new york subways but that snow is surance to many people who need the ride it's very frightening to be here i mean if i got it with that one right now like i said there's a lot of homes for training this thing for you to get away next training getting fired so that's not me. you know new yorkers we don't miss it that's. 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 unprecedented mobilization where government can produce
these tests in the millions president trump pointed to progress in the numbers of new cases the other side you have the numbers of beds being used we're just saying substantially reduce that's usually the sign that it's heading in the downward curve but the death toll continues to mount hundreds of 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 rise is being attributed to coded 19 and joining me in new york is journalist addict abby what's the latest there. william as you know the now the numbers are staggering thousands of deaths here in
new york 777 people died between thursday and friday alone and the daily briefings governor cuomo has to present these numbers to the people of his state and he says it's extremely painful to do this these are families that have lost loved ones but he is saying that there are signs of hope right now and that's what we have to look at as we move forward in terms of the hospitalisation is he saying the number of hospitalizations are down slightly and also the number of people entering intensive care units are also slightly down there is about that differential was about 17 people it seems like a very small number when you look at the previous week where over 300 people entered the i.c.u. wanted daily basis this is sign a hope of optimism for him there so he has been highlighting those facts but of course this needs to keep those hot guys ation numbers down the new yorkers need to do what they've been asked to do and that's to stay at home unless they absolutely have to go outside their own essential work or if they're making that grocery store
run and if they do go outside to socially distance themselves from others we just saw those aerial images of unmarked burials at heart island really harrowing things to see what more can you tell us about that. yeah i mean those images have certainly been making the rounds but i do want to point out the fact that hart island have been holding people there as their final resting place for over 100 years this location in the bronx has been taking people who passed away who don't have families or whose families can't afford private burials but of course as we know given what the hospitals in the morgues are experiencing right now they're running out of space in capacity that they're having to send people there so generally in the past with happened there's been one day of burials where they see about 24 bodies on average there right now they're seeing that number every day and it's 5 days a week so certainly a spike there and this again is happening because the morgues are running out of capacity the medical examiner's office has now said that anyone that passes away
they'll hold the bodies report to days before sending them to heart island and there are reports that if family members come forward at some point they will be able to move their loved ones to another location and i do want to say before i have and this topic is that married male the blog has tweeted about this and said that there are no such thing as mass burials happening there he's saying that every person is being treated with respect well. quickly if you can of what is the rest of the united states looking like right now. i think one of the biggest concerns right now when you look across the country is that the u.s. had its 1st confirmed case of 1000 on january 21st we're now into april and there's still no nationally ordinated response president trump has resisted issuing a nationwide lockdown california issued there is on march 19th florida did it after spring break on april 2nd and this to infectious disease experts is not the ideal situation they want a nationwide response president is not willing to do that right now and there are
concerns about that all right journalist avakov center in new york thank you very much. christians around the world have celebrated good friday marking the crucifixion of jesus and the start of the easter weekend but the coronavirus endemic means that like other data rings religious events have been banned in many countries italy has been locked down for weeks that it can city is no exception to those rules so the pope to spend good friday largely on his own it's the time of year he usually drools hugely. conducts the good friday without the public. due to the ongoing coronaviruses lockdown worshipers are at home watching the live stream online. almighty and eternal god provided of shelter for the suffering look with compassion on the affliction of
your children who suffer from this epidemic. the scale of the outbreak continues to cost a doc shadow on italian life these firefighters in sicily are farewelling a colleague who died from the chorus i feel he's not 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 easter alone with you will see our children and our grandchildren in video
conference it's very sad but it is what it is. 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. let's take a look at some other coronavirus related news from around the world. apple and google have announced plans to work together to create contact tracing technology to slow the spread of the corona virus the 2 companies mobile operating systems powered 99 percent of the world's smartphones while a tracing app could be a powerful tool in combating the virus there remains serious privacy concerns. the united kingdom has seen a record daily death toll from the current virus surpassing italy's worst $980.00 people lost their lives in just 24 hours raising concerns that the country's national health service lacks sufficient ventilators staff and protective clothing . germany's government is asking the e.u.
for help after the german n.g.o.s ship rescued 50 migrants to the libyan coast italy and malta have warned that foreign flag ships will not be allowed to dock because of the corona virus and deming meaning the people on board will have no way to leave the vessel. the world health organization has warned african states to expand coronavirus testing it says clusters of community transmission have emerged and at least 16 countries there the un health body said some african countries are likely to face a huge peak in cases very soon. the syrian region of it has been one of the worst affected by 9 years of civil war a cease fire in march finally reduce the civilian death toll there but the spread of covert 19 poses a new threat to the region's 3000000 people observers are on edge about what an outbreak there could do. in the bombing has fallen silent
but now fear is spreading about an insidious killer coronavirus no one knows how far it is intro treated the city at the hospital everyone's temperature is taken but there aren't the resources to tackle an epidemic. what we need most urgently are doctors there aren't enough and we have very little medicine or medical equipment if the virus starts to spread our supplies will be used up within a few days simo down not. as yet there are no confirmed cases of the virus in the liberal perhaps because testing is only just begun the lab here only got the equipment a few days ago it's a race against time. to close is a refugee camp where 300000 people live packed together it's not a question of whether covert 9000 will surface in the camp but when.
it is as vulnerable to the coronavirus as all the others there's no disinfection no medical staff god help us if it spreads here it would be disastrous there would be many deaths. what will happen when the sickness strikes as long as the cease fire holds chances of survival here should be higher but the highly contagious corona virus could make life in even more dangerous than ever. when british jocking enthusiastic livy a strong saw how many people in her area taken up running during the coronavirus lockdown inspired her to turn the sport into a fundraiser for the country's national health service that idea has gone on to so far raised more than 200000 euros for those on the front line of the health crisis . exercise time has become more valuable than ever during lock downs with many taking up jogging to maximize their time outdoors
a phenomenon which gave a livia's strong a bright idea. so i kind of stopped metron and i thought well 5 kilometers is a good distance for people to be able to run which spiral ised into the fund raising campaign which was to set up. the run for heroes campaign invites people to use their recommended daily exercise period to raise money for health workers before nominating friends to join in via social media the fundraising campaign we've set up is to run 5 kilometers to make 5 pounds and then nominate 5 people in your social media to do the same. the campaign has already raised more than 200000 euros and inspired people from all over the world to support hell stuff. we've had participants and runners from all across the globe from sydney to the cayman islands to hong kong to toronto which is the amazing altogether that's been now over 30000 runners with outdoor exercise offering
a welcome rest bike from the home olivia will continue running her campaign as long as the n.h.s. says it's ok to do so. while the n.h.s. say that it's still a good thing to do for mental health for your mean system i think that we should really use you know. our one form of exercise a day to be able to put us at livi as targets of raising a quarter of a 1000000 euros will surely be left for dust with the campaign still picking up pace. with football leagues across europe suspended in players ordered to stay home like everybody else russian premier league club senate st petersburg came up with a clever way to present their player of the month award check it out they did it by drone brazilian forward malcolm x. . that his trophy through the open window of his apartment before thanking fans for their votes. leaks in russia have been suspended until further
notice in line with most other european countries there's still no word on when or if the season will continue. the watching do w. news from berlin world stories is up next i have it here but you're in good hands because we're back to rehearsal being here 45 minutes with more news thanks for watching. ruins my road. conflict in the philippines between the muslim and the christian population. as fighters occupied the city center to close the president to tears.