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this is the the news live from berlin a controversial move by turkey's parliament in the fight against the coronavirus president other launch party and allies agreed to release thousands of prisoners to ease overcrowding but critics say the bill intentionally exploits journalists and politicians jailed a journey of 2016 crapped out also on the program as china announces victory over the coronavirus in a book on its threatened with a 2nd front on its remote blonde border with russia.
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i'm phil gal welcome to the program turkey's parliament has passed a law allowing tens of thousands of prisoners to go free as the country tries to reduce overcrowding in jails and curb the spread of the coronavirus but opposition parties and other critics say the law excludes anyone critical of president iran's government the temporary releases don't cover people jailed on terrorism charges including politicians and journalists who were arrested in the crackdown that followed the attempted coup in 2060. it's an awkward moment for a group photo members of air to one's party ignore appeals or physical distancing from the president of the turkish parliament perhaps not too surprising since they also ignored the opposition's criticism of a bill that commute sentences for about a 3rd of turkey's prisoners excluded from the bill are journalists aligned with the
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opposition or others critical of the government jailed on what are widely seen as flimsy terror charges. this is a sentence commutation that fits your political priorities. the law introduced by air to want to take a party and backed by his nationalist allies the m.h.d. converts some prison terms to house arrest the turkish justice minister says 17 prisoners have the corona virus and 3 of them have since died women's organizations and human rights activists have been campaigning against the legislation. almost all the crimes committed include theft fraud physical assault sexual assault and violence against women all of them $90000.00 inmates will be released from prison the coronavirus pandemic is keeping turkey's daily life on hold a 48 hour curfew went into effect last weekend and beginning friday residents of over 30 cities in the country will be on lockdown as demand is
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a member of the german green party and a prominent voice on turkish politics and relations with germany welcome to day doubly what do you make of this move well turkey is. given the number of the council on europe their country that has most prisoners 65 years all member states of the european council that expresses a lot said. about 296000 people are present in church and the decision of the church hard and that includes criminals includes people their children the people who are a person but not political prisoners so he should make good reports about sir corruption you stay in prison and your guy was corrupt the street so that explains everything how the situation to reduce. so given that situation then what do you think is his motivation this is about keeping what political enemies behind bars. i
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think it's beyond personal revenge because it includes people like former party leader of h d p r t. v dinner cherish who was running against him with a complaint to prevent it from becoming president of turkey bases are eventually look very prominent person is also my cover lot who is. one of the most prominent figures of search civil society. probably was one of the people who was very active in the role of the civil society in the protests case for personal revenge but is there at the moment for personal revenge this is a moment to save lives east people is it's a kind of the death penalty what arrogance decision means for these people to stay in prison. german green party m.p. to me speaking to me now the international monetary fund has issued a bleak growth forecast for the global economy and warning that 2020 will be the
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worst a year since the great depression of the $930.00 s. and i'm asked chief chief economist said the world economy was expected to contract 3 percent this year due to the a far reaching measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic these include the lock down to business shutdowns and travel restrictions the organization is upbeat about next year and predicts a robust to rebound a 5.8 percent growth. of pandemic means that lots of industries have ground to a halt but at least one group is still hard at work lobbyist for big industries are pressuring governments to delay regulations around climate change mitigation and the reporter joel that dull right has been following this welcome back joe was that one of the been doing well we've all been paying attention to the coronavirus well phil there's a saying never let a crisis go to waste and right now industrial associations are not only using this crisis as an opportunity to make a point against regulations but they're also using it as
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a reason. and for that i'll give you some examples so airlines are at the moment asking for public subsidies across europe to cover their losses but they're also asking to delay regulations on carbon emissions a new tax on carbon emissions the comic is are also lobbying against european regulations that would require them to produce more environmentally friendly vehicles while also asking for public subsidies to cover their workers and so forth and the farming industry is pushing back against new pesticide regulations saying that they have too many other problems to deal with well earlier i spoke with margarita silva now she's from the ngo corporate europe observatory which they monitor lobbying activity in brussels and she told me that a lot of still hard at work they're making using this new chance to make old arguments. in many ways this is a sort of but opportunistic attack these are the same regulations that this
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industries have been fighting for many years they do it mostly because it affects their business model. and it's very self interested of course that we have to handle the pandemic crisis and we have to handle the potential financial crisis so simply because someone say that because of this crisis we need to x. we should really have institutions and public officials ask do you really actually need it or are you just opportunistically using it it's really important that this crisis is not used or exploited to create the crisis that will come back in the future so joe what sort of success are the lobbyists having well there's no specific changes yet to european or national regulations it's still too early to tell but some politicians are starting to sound sympathetic to some of these demands from industrial groups for example on the weekend we heard from volves going steiger now he's the head of the economic council within the c.d.u. party that's the party of german chancellor angela merkel now he told
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a newspaper the german government should advocate for a deferment of climate policy targets on a european level so that's one of the voices in angela merkel's iraq right now now the european commission says that it's working on a post corona recovery plan that will stick to its so-called green deal which is aiming to have neutrality to climate neutrality viewed by 2050 but we're yet to see the details and i keep in mind this is all happening while activists are at home under the coronavirus lockdown on able to go out and demonstrate so it's really up to n.g.o.s to keep doing their work and for journalists like us to keep covering this to make sure that none of this goes unnoticed and so very briefly so that's what they do in the environmental activists are just they're just keeping their feet to the fire where they're trying to use on one measures online on campaigns and so forth but of course they're quite heavily restricted as what to what they can do under the lockdown conditions jole adult thank you.
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and i will have a look at some other stories making news around the world to india's krone virus lock down the biggest in the world affecting 1300000000 people is being extended to at least the 3rd of may in a nationwide t.v. address prime minister narendra modi said people's lives were more important than the economy restrictions have left millions of irregular workers dependent on food handouts. former u.s. president barack obama has officially endorsed a democratic contender joe biden in the race for the white house. mr obama gave his supporters to his former deputy and an 11 minute video inducement comes a day after mr vibes or chief rival bernie sanders also backed the former vice president. of south korea's military says that north korea house loan several missiles into the sea of japan at the south claims pyongyang fired cruise missiles and air to ground rockets the launch comes just days after north korean state media showed leader kim jong un visiting and brace
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a base. french president emanuel macro says france will have to endure another 4 weeks of lockdown so progress had been made he said the battle against a pandemic was far from over the country has been knocked down since the middle of knowledge. while the french everybody under tight restrictions for the moment germans are eagerly awaiting to hear what the chancellor has to say about a potentially scaling back of the lockdown here kind of restrictions are due to expire on sunday and there are growing calls for the country to gradually be reopened. germany has a grave decision to make keep restrictions in place like france or like austria start the country down the path towards normal life the consequences could be enormous either way easing restrictions could put people's physical health at risk but there are also risks to keeping them in place and the current restrictions are warranted but they have a very high cost not just an economic cost but also
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a social and psychological cost we need to think about how we can transition responsibly step by step into some sort of renormalizing nation and i think we need to do that quite soon germany's public health institute the r k i is not against relaxation but wary of how it happens as of tuesday morning the r k i's latest figures for do. many were $125098.00 total cases that's an increase of 2082 from the previous day total deaths are now at $2969.00 overall new cases have slowed that's the good news the r.k. i said but they've plateaued at a higher level so any optimism must be the cautious card americans cabinet ministers weighed in today some are leaning towards a rollback on restrictions with coffee outs this year. we should do it step by step and keep control over the outbreak and make sure that we're able to keep treating
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patients patient and 100 curran on wednesday the chancellor is set to discuss the country's options with the leaders of germany's 16 states as a federal system they have to be on board with what happens next a final decision is expected shortly thereafter. and one place the world is looking to for guidance on planning an exit from the lock down is china it was the 1st country to experience a coronavirus and it's the 1st to begin the slow return to normality for the recent increase in infections in our country's remote northern border with russia is causing concern. china has all but declared a victory in its war on covert 19. but now fears are growing that a 2nd front is opening here in the province of a long the country's north eastern border with russia. the government has rushed help to the area they're setting up a field hospital
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a mobile testing labs they want to counter the threat from china's northern neighbor russia which has become the biggest source of imported cases the chinese nationals based there tried to return home in beijing a spokesman confirmed that all but 3 new infections on monday came from overseas. gershom to shoot on monday with the chinese mainland reported 89 new cases treated 6 of those cases where imported from operad bhatia liberty rates were sure will be . china is determined to fight off a 2nd wave of infections and in the northeast it is leaving nothing to chance arrivals by ass forced to spend a whole month in quarantine. anyone from outside is tested i must give details of all recent contacts beijing does not want to jeopardize the recovery elsewhere in the country as knock downs are gradually lifted people are starting to venture out
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. measures such as temperature checks and physical distancing remain in place it will also be a long time before businesses recover with restaurants especially hard hit but the colombian owner of this cafe has some advice for other entrepreneurs facing uncertainty. don't panic and try to. to rethink because because things are going to change and it's not just going to be a period of 2 or 3 months it's going to be a new reality that we we're going to need to reinvent ourselves. and find a way. food for thought perhaps the millions of people across the world still in lockdown and probably a long way off from being able to enjoy a simple meal in a restaurant. just times a reminder of our top story turkey's parliament has passed
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a law allowing tens of thousands of prisoners to go free to reduce or prison overcrowding and curb the spread of a coronavirus critics say the bill intentionally excludes journalists and politicians a child in a 26 state crackdown. at the top of the hour or around the clock on the website. of a good. combating the corona pandemic. where does research stand. what are scientists learning. background information and news. hour carona updates. covert 19 special next on d w. if it is for me. is for. beethoven is for.
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beethoven is for. beethoven is for covering. beethoven 202250000 or verse 3 here on d w. in the fight against the corona virus there is still one big know how many people have actually contracted it maybe even without showing any symptoms one way to answer the question is by anti-bodies. an antibody is a protective protein produced by the immune system to destroy for example harmful viruses when a pathogen enters the human body the immune system recognizes it and produces antibodies that dark onto the pathogens and eugene's to remove them later
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a test can be used to detect these antibodies in a person's bloodstream the antibodies are also used in vaccines to make people immune to future infections but immunity doesn't always last a lifetime so what do we know about sars to and how long will people be immune after an infection. these will be some of our topics on this edition of covert 19 special here on d.w. news i'm chris coburn berlin wall computer program now in the quest to fight the corona virus is small town in germany could provide valuable answers and the state of north rhine-westphalia has become an epicenter of the current health crisis now scientists are using the town as a testing ground to find out how covert 9 has spread and how to move forward. the streets are empty in heinsberg the town on germany's western border with
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holland has become the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in the country it was here that the virus spread at a local carnival infecting dozens of citizens and putting the town in the focus of politicians and by rolla just like. times work. first the unique opportunity to us because the virus arrived here on a very specific date on february 14th or 15th during carnival. based on this we have sufficient data for example to determine unrecorded cases. has become a case study for cobbett 19 and the question how can we go back to normal a lot depends on how patients develop immunity to cope at 19 through antibodies to
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find out mouth swaps and blood tests were conducted in 1000 locals. and 15 percent of the population of the municipality here can no longer be infected with sars to. prove it's viola's computer talk. there has been some criticism that the study might not be representative of other regions also some experts fear it might be too early to say whether or not antibodies prevent further infections with corona virus. we'll talk to leading scientists here in a moment if and if so how the search for anti-bodies can help the fight against covert 19 1st a quick reminder what exactly we mean when we talk about anti-bodies anti-bodies are produced by the immune system to neutralize pathogens when for example a virus enters the body the immune system produces specific anti-bodies that dark
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onto the viruses and the genes to remove it now these antibodies can be detected in a person's bloodstream later on. so let's take a closer look at the matter with jack housing he's a professor of epidemiology at the handhold center for infection research it's good to have you on the program does finding entitled he's mean that the pathogen has been eliminated the infection is over not necessarily know and your body it's just the fact that the human system has had contact with the pathogen and all that also the fact that data on off their disease has been kossuth and caught that then the body is human resource time against new infections and so how does detecting these anti-bodies help us against the fight against the corona virus here ok so this helps at. the creation also at
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individual level so the population that you know homer you chris sent us a book they sure do have antibodies we do also know that those people will not be able to transfer it and because of the to be cation transmission process of the epidemic and more so this now is in this essay what kind of measures we need to do it also helps us in determining how many percent of the cases that column thing do actually exist and that helps us to assess only cases dying and course it was a case that actually exists so those figures are very important as assessment of the risk of their identity but also for the assessment of the strategies to fight against it and then now some experts say visionaries does anybody test don't deliver accurate enough results that antibodies against other forms of corona corona virus get to take to and then get mistaken. this is co i think this is
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a big difficulty that we have so so far i think the available antibody tests and some costly i give the election to the to the other call no access and it is difficult to assess our losses this phaedo at this percentage actually is the hope that in the future and actually my that it's working on that you were at the party to be available that it will be more precise and more specific and there are reports about potential really infections despite the people supposedly being immune what are we to make of that well i think that quite so far they don't imply that people got an infection in the side or the new they would die only that this detection was biased as possible after people have we covered it and that to see it another thing so not necessarily does a person that we caught us with it at as had a negative test with it in that virus section necessarily have immunity probably
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infection or doesn't also mean that the crohn's lisa case so we need to look into that more and more this week to look at the antibody detection of those patients and then we need to also see it as a patient who had we i think the cation and detection of federal agents got ill of it just carry us the pathogen you know from any other diseases that people maybe carry has a disease or a pathogen is actually fighting you know. is there a way to determine how long immunity will last in terms of sars cover to. i'm afraid the only bait is this time we need to look at the patients who are at the disease at one point in time from which you have antibodies from a good time and then reactivate and go into the future but there are cases among those when to get the disease again now your institution wants to conduct antibody
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testing similar to the one we've seen in the report but on a much larger scale what do you hope to show by doing that so by the colleagues in hyderabad done a very important study with a very specific focus and a very exclusive look at the t v 5 number of studies at different times for incident different look at the country in order to get a better section on the you that you that in their own local predation but also on that change of units that are over time and by that you ought to be got ready for the ticks and policymakers and decision making us on how to adjust the interventions in the fight against it and then your job calls and the whole center for infectious research thank you for sharing your thoughts with us you're very welcome. and not a staple segment on our show you send us your questions about the coronavirus we
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try to answer them and the man hard at work and doing so is our science editor eric williams. if i order take away and in fact it could be delivery person sneezes on it can i get covert 19 i can use this a lot it's something that worries people let's put it this way there is no evidence so far suggesting that takeout or takeaway food contributes in any way to cope with 19 transmission there are no reported cases that have been linked to food there aren't any full blown studies yet on covert 19 but there have been some similar studies on this topic with other corona viruses and they show that transmission in those pathogens doesn't really happen via the digestive tract in the 1st stages of the infection at least coronaviruses in general invade the cells in the upper
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respiratory tract sars cove to also often appears to gain its 1st foothold in the nose which food doesn't enter of course viruses that are swallowed in food and up in the digestive tract and are eventually killed by the acid in your stomach so as far as we can tell takeaway food doesn't present a danger packaging probably presents slightly more of one that's why many experts also say if you want to be extra safe you can transfer take out food to your own household dishes dispose of the containers quickly and of course then wash your hands thoroughly. drinking water carry the virus and. we still don't know everything there is to know about the transmission of source code too but we're learning all the time and as far as we can tell there's no way
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to get covert 19 from drinking water the w.h.o. says there is no added. about the survival of the virus in either possible water or sewage and other corona viruses are not transmitted this way source code to is actually what's called an envelop virus which means it has a quite fragile membrane that doesn't protect it all that long outside the body standard treatment methods used in most municipal drinking water systems like filtration and in this infection should inactivated just like they do other pathogens if you live somewhere where you don't have access to safe treated drinking water then the precautions that you've always taken to protect yourself like boiling your drinking water should also inactivate in the coronavirus that was our science editor derek williams answering your questions about the corona virus
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and that wraps up this edition of covert 19 special for more on the pandemic to check out our social media channels and our website a d.-w. dot com it has dedicated covert 1000 pages in 30 languages i'm chris coburn brilliant thanks for watching and take care. thank you kathy. some live last. year some media. music a kind of culture walk the middle son mia phenomenon. in the family a little. we
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were. they've lived with this trauma for decades. stealin children the kidnapping campaign of nazi germany starts april 28th monday w. . must . i made it up against them.


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