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i. the street. this is news coming to you live from a grim marker for the united states more than a 1000000 people in the u.s. have been infected with the coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases rises some states are lifting their restrictions president trump insists that enough testing is being done to protect americans. also coming up a logistical challenge for bringing germany's children back to school with
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classrooms set to begin reopening next week we'll look at how teachers plan to keep their students. as confirmed cases of the virus russia president vladimir putin extends the country to make 11000 tells russians pandemics likely to get worse. oh i'm terry martin welcome to the program a credible iris has now infected more than a 1000000 people in the united states the latest death toll stands at just over 58000 according to data from johns hopkins university the virus has reached every state in the country in massachusetts nearly 70 more better it's who tested positive for coated 19 have died in just one nursing home state officials say
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they're trying to determine what went wrong at the facility. but just about a 3rd of all global cases the u.s. is grappling with the worst outbreak in the world here's a look at how the virus has spread through the country. like many other countries in the early days of the pen demick the united states was in denial about the tree danger of the coronavirus it's going to disappear one day it's like a miracle it will disappear the name of jesus and. but the miracle didn't happen and the prayer didn't help certainly not in states like new york 1000 hit the big apple hard hospitals were soon fill to capacity and morgues were overwhelmed state governor andrew cuomo entered crisis mode and issued a warning to the rest of the country. new york is in crisis helping new york and then pick up. and then go to the next place as this
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roof across the country a prediction that turned out to be true the virus spread rapidly from coast to coast by early april it was impossible to deny the seriousness of the situation. during a very critical phase of our war against the coronavirus the sacrifices we make over the next 4 weeks will have countless. american lives saved we're going to save a lot of american lives. we're in control of our own fate very much. despite the sacrifices within a week the united states let the world in 1000 deaths it still tops the grim list. confirmed infections have now topped the $1000000.00 mark a milestone that nobody wanted to reach at a time when calls to reopen the country are growing louder peaches and california
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are already packed at the weekend and several cities and states are preparing to lease and stay a time restrictions. earlier we spoke to did always correspondent in washington d.c. stephan simmons we asked him whether u.s. citizens are confident the president trump has the crisis under control a lot of susans and experts who saying like this is not a prime performance from the administration to the contrary just because the president says there is enough tests just because the president says there is. he and his work to save millions of lives that may be so however the death rate is now 858000 people died $58000.00 people and just a month or a little bit more than that the president said like 15 cases and all will go away so. another example of the vice president showing up today at the my old clinic in
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minnesota without a mask surrounded by experts and doctors and patients with the mets and he's not wearing a mask that is exemplary for how many many people in experts see this handling of the trombonist ration the handling of the coronavirus crisis and well they can't and are not very happy with the administration is a roundup of some of the latest developments in the pandemic president trump has signed an executive order to keep meat processing plants open amid growing concerns over the food supply unions say that puts workers' lives at risk may change municipal government says it will lower its coded 1000 emergency response level from thursday allowing some people to enter the capital from low risk parts of the country without quarantine poland says its hotels will open for the summer holidays even though infections are still on the rise meanwhile germany has extended
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a travel warning for all tourist trips abroad until at least june 14th. staying in germany schools are preparing to gradually reopen next week under the government's plan to begin easing the law down schools closed in mid march leaving many families struggling to adjust to the challenge of home schooling now teachers are facing a different challenge bringing lessons back to the classroom while keeping students safe. this is the ass to linger in elementary school not far from minds stop harry getting ready for the children's return to school. new physical distancing rules means a maximum of 12 pupils will be allowed in the classroom. 2 distancing begins before the children even enter the narrow hallways. that's where i'm going we've made markings out in front of the school where the children are lined up each child was only then be allowed to enter the classroom individually. the new
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measures mean tabletops and door handles must be thoroughly disinfected daily something the school also has to organize along with making sure there's always enough soap and disinfection liquid available. the 1st stocks of arrived but the school's principal is hoping for more help from the government upon troops must and from the school it's an adequate supply of facemasks we can't assume each child will always bring his or her own. one major challenge for the school staff is how the children will spend their breaks once they're back. thank you i am happy that we can go back to school i can't wait to see my teacher and my friends again and some parents would prefer to continue home schooling and children. their business. but we all know that at least until the summer holidays classes will not be the same as before the coronavirus price says. so i
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don't know if it's worth taking the risk for the small amount of learning that is possible under these circumstances. the principal has already been getting calls from worried parents showing understanding in consideration is crucial she live music in that moment i wouldn't require these children to return to school the alternative would be homeschooling but i would like the education ministry to supply clear guidelines on how we as teachers should deal with parents who feel this way 5 minutes president into. the school will also have to continue offering childcare services. the principal is concerned that more parents will be needing this service so they can go back to work. he's worried with an increase in the number of children needing care physical distancing will. come all the more difficult. well for more now we're joined by sara blakeslee she's the chairwoman of berlin kids international a private school association here in berlin thanks for being with us what do you
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make of germany's germany reopening schools at this point is that the right decision it's a difficult thing because of course on one hand we have the numbers of cases that are no going back up so it does seem like on the one hand we have the kids who are stuck at home with parents and need this social interaction you need to schooling and on the other hand we do want to really watch out for the safety of our children well speaking of the safety of the children are you worried about the risk that this poses not only to the children's health but to the health of their families. i think there is concern there because of course not every family deals with the shutdown in the same exact way and have different ways of dealing with the social interactions and who they're interacting with and of course when you're sending your children to a school with other children you can no longer keep track of who they're meeting
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with and how why does that not in that circle is so of course there is the risk that they could be bringing it back home do you have the impression that berlin schools are prepared for this step. it's a it's a it's a difficult thing i know that in our school we've had parents that have stepped up to make masts for instance and the schools are taking measures to really make sure that the hygiene. regulations are are kept. up to date and also to really make sure that the teachers stay as safe as they can of the staff it's a it's a challenge. i think they are doing the best they can and we're all in new territory so it does make it a challenge for sure. homeschooling talking about new territory that was a big issue in recent weeks with parents having their kids at home what was your
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experience with. my own personal experience it was like being thrown off the deep end i don't feel like i was equipped to be an art teacher physical education teacher or a math teacher or a german and an english teacher and it was definitely a challenge i think the teachers certainly in the staff in our school have done a fabulous job trying to digitalize and a very very short period of time and we as parents you know are coping as best we can with our own careers and time constraints that we have on our time as well as trying to make sure that the children do learn something during the day it is an incredible challenge but i think over the last 4 weeks we've all learned so much that it's almost as if we're trying we're starting to get into a groove of things so it's expend i think now a good experience we're finally now getting into it and and now there's the consideration of them going back. sara blakeslee chair of berlin kids international
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thank you very much for talking with us thank you. now for a quick look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world today anti-government protesters have returned to the streets of the lebanese capital beirut for a 2nd day clashes broke out with security forces outside the central bank after the lebanese pound fell to a record low the confrontations are the latest in a string of protests fueled by the country's deepening economic crisis. moley would store. their fun khan has died at the age of 53 the indian born actor became internationally known through his roles in the films slumdog millionaire and life of pi in 2018 khan announced he had been diagnosed with cancer he died in a hospital in mumbai. russian president vladimir putin has extended his country's lockdown until may 11th as the confirmed number of corona virus cases
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approaches 100000 their troops in war and that the outbreak had not yet peaked almost a 1000 people have died of coated 9000 in russia so far and the health care system is reaching its limits. this ambulance is rushing to sing peter spoke of crow ski hospital many health care workers and russia are doing that most to cope with the coronavirus epidemic but they have reaching their limits more and more medical workers are now testing positive themselves. which indeed there are 32 coronavirus patients in our unit and 10 of them are medical workers yes you didn't mishear me you know all of our employees are now infected. russian president vladimir putin now acknowledged the problem during a televised meeting with his ministers as you know when the situation is still difficult and we're in constant contact with our specialists to coordinate our
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plans and actions we have yet to pass the big bully. russia has been on a strict lockdown since late march now russians are being asked to stay home until at least may 11th. in his speech the president thanked the people for abiding by the restrictions until now it now is that the way we manage to slow down the spread of the epidemic this is the result of our joint work with the responsibility of millions of citizens who listen to the recommendations of doctors and specialists it's used the kremlin underlined that it will come up with measures to support russia's fragile economy and ordinary russians many are struggling to make ends meet due to the country's strict regulations which force residents to stay at home unless absolutely necessary in the capital people are counting down the day. until may 11th but even then a quick return to normality is unlikely. the berlin zoo has reopened after being
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closed for nearly 6 weeks in corona law. while some of the zoo's inhabitants have not yet got the hang of social distancing visitors are expected to adhere to strict guidelines despite the many restrictions in place a large number of the exhibits are open to visitors and many berliners large and small are happy to have something fun to do outside their own 4 walls. you're watching t.v. news i'm terry martin thanks for being with us. to go beyond. the stories that matter to you. today. whatever it takes. you are running.
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