tv DW News Corona Special Deutsche Welle April 16, 2020 8:00am-8:30am CEST
this is news coming to you live from berlin germany announces the 1st steps towards lifting its law down in reopening the economy. we have to understand that as long as there's new facts we have to live with the virus. that's michael says beginning next monday small shops can open for business again but social distancing measures will stay in place also coming up on safe ground the 1st unaccompanied migrant children from greece's overcrowded camps landed in luxembourg to begin
a new life and great art inspired by self isolation if you getting bored at home trying reproducing well works of art in your living room bedroom bathroom. fellow i'm terry martin good to have you with us germany is preparing to gradually reopen its schools and allow a smaller shops to resume business german chancellor angela merkel announced the measures wednesday after consulting the leaders of the country's 16 states many restrictions will remain in place though as the country continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic the chancellor's head the country's efforts to contain the outbreak had been partially successful but that the situation remains fragile. it's been 3 weeks since chancellor angela merkel announced the initial restrictions on
contact now have been largely extended social distancing rules will remain in place until may 3rd groups will remain limited to 2 people and at least 1.5 metres must be kept from of us. from may 4th schools will gradually re-open 1st for school leavers in primary and secondary education day care will remain shut religious gatherings will also remain banned while major events including germany's beloved football will be called off until august 31st meanwhile restaurants cafes there to cinemas and music venues will keep the shutters down only shops up to $800.00 metres square can reopen from monday face masks are also being recommended in shops and on transport. announced in the amended restrictions chancellor angela merkel warned against complacency but the. what we've achieved is an interim success
no more no less and i emphasise it is a fragile interim success this is now determined our deliberations should be no rushing forward even if it's with the best intentions we have to understand that as long as there's no vaccine we have to live with the virus. that's kind them to become in the. country ols along germany's land borders with its neighbors in the schengen free travel zone will also remain in place for another 20 days. from now germany will continue keeping its distance the curve may be flattening but the government it seems is taking things slow. to w. a political correspondent has more on the story for a say motherwell small steps here back to normality how are people reacting to the government's plans. well i think they weren't really surprised that for example social these dancing would be reconvicted would go further but of course the
announcement that for example some stores might be able to reopen in the coming weeks that comes as a relief for those people working in those industries and also there's a relief for example for some parents for some students that key classes for example the final years with exams will be reopened at the beginning of may for those of the students who have exams to pass and now it's worth noting that more than half of the german population was actually happy we do restorations currently in place with even around 10 percent wanting even more stringent measures so they weren't being taken by surprise that the social these dancing measures were conducted government money well is recommending wearing face masks on public transport for example why isn't mandatory if it's considered so important.
indeed the government subs very short of making it mandatory that i'm going to america highlighted the fact that we are seeing more and more people aware in mosques even without it being made mandatory by the government does of course the example of neighboring austria where people for example are being handed the entrance of supermarkets and since store can only stores here in germany i can only reopen was they have made sure that their respect social distancing and hygiene has become very well imagine something similar in that people of their own will wear mosques without it being mandatory all these measures that were announced yesterday be imposed across the country or will german states continue to implement their own rules. well there will be implemented across the country indeed however this is up to 16 states to be responsibly for doing so for example how we tend where schools
we reopen to each region each german state to decide and of course this would all depend on the evolution of the pandemic even the current stays flat eat dinner ember of infections don't increase then more and more places will be able to reopen and there will be a new evaluation of the situation on a pretty thorough it is but i'm going to america warns that as long as we don't have to live with the virus was no perspective of a vaccine or of a cure this won't be back to normality it might well thank you very much that was the political correspondent a man will shout. quick roundup of some other coronavirus developments around the world the g. 20 group of leading economies has agreed to suspend debt payments from the world's poorest countries to free up money to combat the pandemic efforts to slow the spread of the virus or choking africa's vulnerable food supply and lockdowns and 33 of the country's 54 countries have blocked farmers from getting food to market and
many informal markets are shot carmaker boats why and will resume production of passenger cars in europe next week starting with plants in germany and slovakia factories in countries like the us russia south africa and brazil will follow suit all strongly as prime minister scott morrison says the country will keep lockdown restrictions in place for at least another month in the meantime it will expand testing and improve its ability to contact trace and new york state will require face coverings in busy spaces where people cannot maintain 2 meters of social distance. all migrants heading for europe fled war in poverty in their own countries but many ended up stranded for months at overcrowded squalid camps in greece now the 1st 12 on a company of migrant children from those camps have landed in luxembourg under a new program that aims to eventually resettle more than $1600.00 of them around europe. touched down in luxemburg safety finally for
12 and accompanied minors they were living in refugee camps on the greek islands of chios most and. now they have the chance to start a new life in luxemburg after a period in quarantine. course we've not made the world a better place or made it more beautiful what we have here in the framework of the european union's peace project is actual solidarity with greece but also with people who have a right to a dignified life without hunger without was here and also one life in peace. i believe in freedom. thousands of minors are stuck on the greek islands living in overcrowded camps they are mostly boys who fled their countries alone before the coronavirus crisis a group of european countries pledged to take in 1600 of them but the process has
stalled and observers report the situation in the camps is getting worse. thought and. there's not enough space is not enough medicine not enough doctors on site to deal with the situation appropriately it's really embarrassing and we're here in europe and we're not able to make sure these people's lives and no longer in danger and even before. germany wants to follow luxembourg's lead it is expected to take in up to 50 unaccompanied minors next saturday. there's been international condemnation of donald trump's decision to freeze u.s. funding of the world health organization president trump accused the u.n. body of failing in its response to the corona virus outbreak although he's been under fire for his own handling of the pandemic 1st part the w.h.o. says it regrets trump's move. the world health organizations response to the white house on wednesday was clear the world's most vulnerable may now be at greater risk
. w.h.o. works to improve the help of many over the world this poorest and most vulnerable people. bluto is not only fighting corbett 9 to trump's decision to cut w.h.o. funding amid a pandemic has stunned the global community and drawn criticism from experts back home you know credible. concerns. absolutely can be raised right now from the public health perspective we believe that the president should reconsider its decision despite the backlash trump on wednesday reiterated his concerns over the w h o's handling of the early stages of the outbreak. and you see what happened in italy you see what happened to spain you see what happened to france. w
h o's guidance had failed to control their borders at a very crucial phase quickly unleashing the contagion around the world the us is now the worst affected country worldwide with more cases and more deaths than anywhere else white house critics believe more should have been done by the trumpet ministration and that the president is now deflecting blame the united nations health agency says unity is needed now more than have a short. and now let's take a look and smell the stories making headlines around the world today partial results from south korea's general election show a landslide election victory for the left leaning governing party the democratic party to gain a majority in the national assembly boosted by an effective response to the corona virus the election was carried out under strict social distancing rules.
u.s. senator elizabeth warren has become the latest high profile democratic party figure to endorse joe biden to be the party's presidential nominee warren who ended her own bid for the white house last month announcer's reports in a video message mr biden has now been endorsed by all his major former rivals. and a 106 year old woman has been released from hospital in britain after recovering from tobit 19 great grandmother connie is believed to be the country's oldest patient to recover from the disease she said she felt lucky to survive and was hungry for her month ordeal. in countries around the world people are staying at home to stop the spread of the russia it seems that cabin fever is making people creative as well members of one facebook group or turning themselves for walls in the great work start.
flying into a painting from the old bad. sink into the tragedy of malays ophelia is from your kitchen. from. 2 michelangelo social media uses a giving classics a quarantine make over. the russian facebook group is. isolation started as a challenge between friends in moscow just a few weeks later it has nearly half a 1000000 members from all over the world. no one expected such a huge reaction that's for sure the group grew so quickly right away people are really taking time for this going through our books looking at the websites of international museums to find the right picture for themselves and their families through. the roof of the group a simple use
a classic like this leonardo da vinci painting take the photo at home and use props that you happen to have lying around in quarantine photoshop is not allowed. just when i decided to take part in the art heist lation project because i'm sick of my cat and she's sick of me. project because it is uniquely wildly joyful and it gives everyone positive emotions gives you a break from the difficult situation we. used to say many of the recreate are a spontaneous thing but some people have been so in customs. and getting the whole family involved including that. now there are around 2000 new posts every day according to the page administrators each one is a glimpse into how self isolation can sometimes open up new doors or draw as to
creativity. this is due to the news in berlin they're getting it all because there's rather talk from r.t.w. up on e.w. dot com i'm terry martin thanks watch. combating the corona pandemic. where does research stand. what are scientists learning. background information and. our corona update. from the covert 19 special next on d w. the global
corona crisis you can find more information online at e.w. dot com and on t.w. social media channels. anything me how does it feel to have covered 19 it was as if somebody had taken scuba diving. into water. i was immobile or even the time i couldn't move my. i looked out of the corner of my eye and i saw people falling. i didn't know if it was real or not.
but i was not on the scene and i wished for that. they were lucky to survive the global tally of coronavirus deaths has already passed the mark of 120000 in hospitals everywhere medical staff give their all towards slowing the rise. and seeing young patients old patients people of all. age ranges who are just incredibly sick and you can even hear it now as i'm walking through patient rooms at the hallway you just hear oxygen and. the virus has not been selective with its targets and each case has its own story so what exactly happens in the body in your own code 19 and are there any long term health effects. these are some of the questions on which we're going to focus on this edition of
covert 19 special i'm chris coburn berlin and it's good to have you with us now high fever a dry cough and difficulty breathing those are the most common symptoms of covert 19 some people show mild signs of the disease other more severe forms so let's take a look at how long a person actually stays sick after contracting the virus. if they caught the virus on day one they will probably be contagious starting on day 2 or 3 and this lasts for about 2 weeks symptoms might start of the later and might even be present when people are not contagious anymore on average some 14 percent of patients with symptoms have to be admitted to hospital for up to 20 days and half of these hospitalized patients on average end up in an intensive care unit
now for more let's bring in professor close abi is a palmeri doctor and former president of the german respiratory society it's good to have you on the program how does covert 19 differ from other respiratory diseases and what does it mean to the people treating patients 1st of all. thank you for having me this is a relevant question that's been asked to doctors like me all the time this is there are commonalities and it's commonalities obvious is a virus infection it means that it gets a certain school off such as disney and some patients someone answers it is as you described it. the awesome difference and that is what we've learned we've learned that people who may have symptoms for a few days at a basic 78 they become severe they did all of this. sort of if you teach it to do x. and they may sometimes fall it makes these people 2 percent with most of the diseases
when this is when you need insecure troops what is the biggest problem with people that need this intensive care treatment. one of 2 things obviously the meat of the capacity had to post them and to treat them in hospitals that have seen the reports from around the world shortages of intensive care beds has been. a major shortfall in this this is gosh in systems like ours in djibouti and prisons wearing out about capacity that seems manageable although takes a lot of toll from the nurses and adults is the intensive care units immediate care in intensive care with oxygen supply with the delivery of is a crock it including the education is something which is needed then. they should he says we don't we have a lead treatment and a little other than sort of met treatment in the if you do severe individual right and patients that end up in intensive care usually need to be ventilated at which
point do you decide to do that. well there will said i'm not coming specific if you want someone who develops this full of pneumonia which starts with an interesting should you know me as we say it in the c.t. scan and it's that of all these people who drop with the oxygen tension these people get says it is now it may be measured in oxygen tension below a certain level that's a time when you realize that there's a fatigue of respiration be beneath that sort of support these people have been put on and then to think that in intensive care some people will breathe maybe with not in places that education to avoid mechanical ventilation or a lot of people and that can occur ventilation and this is where they end up and as you this is not a point that it's a good different different we learned which time the duration of the insulation these individuals he's a loner it dissipated and it takes quite a few days until it does it's decided we should think ok and what doesn't mean
being ventilated for the patients themselves. it means that you're not conscious it means that you are deeply sedated in it wait a coma that's what it's something to report it what else you will be injured they would choose and the air system where you can relate it and you will be met today to buy a machine with a certain oxygen delivery a certain pressure to take over the mechanic or who you are leading at the time when you look at a poll of saturating you're going to build such it's in extreme situation it takes a lot of tall and it is a cd you state and you know from the figures that a lot of people unfortunately die under these conditions can you tell us anything about the long term possible long term impacts to patients lungs fully recover once the infection is over. i think that's a very relevant question and we've been asked this before for people of this
decision wrong or this certain terms of the disease it's called a.r.v.'s people probably have seen this emergence of pute respiratory distress syndrome it means there is chaos if you wanted the love there is legion is of the vessels and all the man brings is the love there's a lot of information going on we know from the literature from the air tickets that a lot of people have follow up problems with the novels they scar they will give them some sort of what we call for gross these things may last for quite a long time once you survive so the research is now addressing this already the long term consequences of the known disease but also other diseases the heart is one of the oil says that it will be affected so who you would expect then once people survive and it's intense candidate nation there's a high chats for long term follow ups where a lot of for our obligations unfortunately. dr thank you for sharing your insights
. thank you very much for having me. and staying with the experts he's a biologist a science journalist and our resident corona expert williams and he's been answering many of the questions you sent us about the corona virus pandemic is our latest human a segment. on someone who has had covert 1000 catch it again there were some disquieting reports earlier this week from south korea's centers for disease control that 91 patients there who had copd the 19 and survived it tested positive again later for the disease the w.h.o. has also stated that it's unclear whether recover patients are immune that's critical because immunity is at the heart of strategies for combating the virus the
problem is that the body reacts to different pathogens in different ways sometimes with a sustained immune response that lasts a lifetime sometimes with one that lasts practically no time at all so the answer to the question of whether or after how long you can be really infected is we don't know yet however a couple of different studies have looked at how long the typical immune response lasts with related coronaviruses ones that cause colds and they show immune response they are remains fairly robust after a year and studies of how long sars and burrs patients continue to produce defensive antibodies against those who wrote the viruses seem to back that estimate up so what experts are hoping is that infection should provide some extent of immunity to most people for at least
a year but it will take time to figure out. can you really use disposable masks if you leave them out for 3 days between wires this is a really tough question to answer because there's been so much debate surrounding not only the question of whether masks need to be worn by one but also whether or not they can actually prove dangerous if they're not put on properly or or handled correctly. disposable masks are made to be disposed of after a single use and the name the w.h.o. continues to recommend disposal after a single years but but masks are in short supply during the pandemic and even medical staff in many places are having to consider questions like whether they can be cleaned or re used the centers for disease control in the us recommends that
when there simply aren't enough masks to go around health workers only reviews them every 5 days and store the masks after use in breathable paper bags of course that's for trained professionals acting in a crisis but it's a guideline lacking others it's what i would probably do myself but it's really a sub optimal solution w. science center william speaking there and that's it for this edition of cover 1000 special for more on the pandemic to check out our social media channels on our website at the w. dot com which is dedicated to covert 1000 pages in 30 languages we'll leave you now with the story of a 12 year old boy in mexico doing his part to help bridge supply gaps and face shields for medical staff. has been using is 3 d. printer to create the shields and each one taking about 45 minutes to make he's already made some 100 visors to give to medics in his state of walk up 12 year old
corgi certainly doing his bit there i'm. bolen thanks for joining us and take a. mortgage . the. opportunities for everyone regardless of ethnicity or appearance unfortunately for many migrants in germany that may be a distant dream. many companies are trying to make their application process is more inclusive but does that really help against discrimination. made in germany. v.w. . when others give up. natalia keeps on
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