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in search of the answer. starts may 21st on t w. this is t w news coming to you live from battling the corona virus long term germany announces a more aggressive plans to expand testing for the virus and. seasonal flu vaccines to hit of infections later this year also coming up a sign of confidence from china the capital beijing loosens restrictions on movement and mask wearing as so low risk areas drawing nearer to
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a new normality and british fund raising hero captain tom celebrates his 100th birthday just days after completing a record breaking charity walk to raise money for health care workers battling the . slow and terry martin good to have you with us a stark warning from germany's health minister he says there will be no swift end to the coronavirus pandemic as a result germany is introducing new measures for dealing with the buyer's long term including more testing and stocking up on additional flu vaccines to prevent a wave of double infections in the fall. the latest figures from the whole bad cop institute provided the clearest picture yet as to how the epidemic has developed in
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germany the calculations show when and how many people became infected and when key steps were taken to slow the virus spread the ban on public gatherings took a while to make a noticeable difference the closing of schools brought infections down considerably . german health minister sponsors the number of registered acute infections in germany has been falling for over 2 weeks and is currently at 37000 but regional differences remain so the government announced that testing will be stepped up even further from nearly half a 1000000 tests last week. refillable news that we will introduce more regular testing in care homes including for asymptomatic patients we're also changing some of the rules for tests to get a better overview of the epidemic and we're introducing compulsory reporting of negative test results when they get to return to. work on an antique over
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1000 vaccine in germany has meanwhile taken a step forward minds based company biotech says the 1st group of 12 participants had received a trial vaccine on wednesday. but with the progress of infection still unpredictable across europe germany's foreign ministry has decided to extend its global travel ban until mid june foreign minister said that europe needed to find a coordinated approach. over the last 4 weeks we brought 240000 tourists from all over the world back to germany we will not carry out such an operation again this summer which is why a lot will depend on how we get on with fighting the pandemic here and in other countries pardon me because i am for one so remember the women right to argue. protesters and pressure groups meanwhile are urging the german government to ease even more of the current restrictions on thursday the state premiers of germany's
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16 states will reassess the situation with chancellor angela merkel. let's get more now from our political correspondent thomas sparrow tell us what can we expect then from chancellor merkel's talks with germany's state premiers later. terry this will be mostly a discussion on the measures that were already taken a few weeks ago as a sort of into remote balance if you will where the regional leaders and on that i'm a go will take stock on what was decided and what progress has been made that could be decisions for example in the reopening of museums or the conditions that have to be met for religious gatherings to take place or also for example something particularly interesting what will happen with german football the board as league but it is not expected that there will be very big announcements those big announcements if there id be an announcement would be spectator in the meeting that will take place next week so again this is mostly a sort of interim balance of the measures that were already taken a few weeks ago ok
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a lot of focus on opening schools of course if we just bring back up the graph we had in our report it shows new infections in germany initially rising and only seem to start falling once this country schools were shot of course lots of other things are happening at that time too but it's been decided that schools will start to reopen next week thomas is that a risky move from a public health perspective. it is a risky move when in fact a group of leading german viral lodges just this week published a report in which they said that children could be asked infectious adults and they cautioned against an unlimited reopening of schools in the present situation so it does explain why this situation of reopening schools is such a complex and difficult one and it also explains terry why authorities decided to give school some time to prepare in order for children pupils to go back to school with the necessary health measures with the necessary hygiene measures with the
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necessary social business that measures but it is a very difficult and a very tricky situation how exactly to have that a gradual reopening of schools let's talk about the vaccine trial that's begun here in germany 12 people have now received doses of vaccine candidate does this mean that development of a viable vaccine could go faster than the 12 to 18 months we've been hearing about german health experts have said that this could certainly take that time and in fact germany is not the only country that is having these clinical trials we've seen that in other countries as well although there are development projects for a vaccine in many different parts around the world but health experts have indeed indicated that it could take the time it is not something that is going to happen very quick indeed almost thank you very much political correspondent tony sparrow. now some breaking news coming in germany has banned the iran backed group hezbollah
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on its soil and designated it a terrorist organization since early this morning police have been conducting raids in 4 cities on mosques and associations suspected of affiliation with the group interior minister wholesale hope has said all of the group's activities in the country are now outlawed as a shiite muslim political party a militant group based in lebanon on germany german security officials believe up to 1000 people in germany belong to its extremist wing. the united states has seen its biggest quarterly dip in the economy since the global financial crisis 12 years ago the us economy shrank by 4.8 percent during the 1st 3 months of the year with much of the country shut down during the last 2 weeks of march an estimated 30000000 americans have lost their jobs since the coronavirus crisis began to drop and as the longest ever period of economic
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expansion in the us. is roundup of some of the latest developments in the pandemic south korea says it has recorded no new domestic cases for the 1st time in 2 months the korea's centers for disease control and prevention reported 4 new cases all of them imported japan is expected to extend its state of emergency by about one month for the entire country it's currently scheduled to expire on may 6th south africa has seen its largest single day jump in cases with the total surging past the 5000 mark and the health ministry in guinea bissau house says prime minister gomes now b m has tested positive for coated 19 the west african country has so far recorded 205 cases and one death. as parts of the world debate whether and how to ease lockdown restrictions china is trying to transition to
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a new version of normal the capital beijing and surrounding region is lowering its emergency response level people can leave the city again and will no longer be required to quarantine for 2 weeks if they return from low risk parts of the country the solution was made after no new code in $1000.00 cases were reported in beijing for 13 straight day. or for the very latest i'm joined now by correspondent poppy on cuts in beijing from be on with beijing and other municipalities loosening restrictions is the credit virus outbreak in china largely defeat it. well i think it's too early to say that but i mean it's remarkable that actually beijing has east the rules and restrictions because it had one of the strictest karen team rules in the whole country and also i mean you have to consider that you know the president lives here and also the political leaders so they the government actually put an extra effort to keep buyers free but now
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citizens can basically leave the city come back without having to undergo a parent for most parts of the country and but there are some high risk areas still for example in the north in being there in a pile way from the russian border there is this growing fear that the 2nd wave of infections might appear tool class of some of the infections that he broke out notably 187 year old man he infected more than 80 other people it set you up and there are also many a lot of cases from the border to russia and many chinese citizens want to return to their home country and asked so this there's a fear of a 2nd wave of infection but if you consider the mess of amount of population here 1400000000 people then the numbers of new infections are you still quite low. the communist party leaders have agreed on may 22nd as the date for holding the delayed national people's congress that event usually brings together thousands of officials from around the country it seems the government is confident that the
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event can be done safely. yes i mean it's expected that all the thousands of delegates will have to undergo karen scene before they i mean hold the session but yeah i mean most likely the president will. publish some kind of that week to reopen the virus and also what is quite notable that prime minister leakages young he will publish the growth of all of the growth targets for the ongoing year in terms of the economy and of course international community will watch very closely if there will be a plus or minus before the digital growth target for 2020. thank you very much that was correspondent for in beijing. now let's get a brief look at some other stories making headlines around the world today a fire at a warehouse in south korea has killed at least 38 people and left another 10 injured the blaze broke out in the city of itchy on some 50 kilometers south of the
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capital seoul an explosion in the basement is believed to have triggered the fire. despite a coronavirus law protesters took to the streets of tripoli and love it on for the 3rd night in a row and clashed with soldiers the country's in a deep economic crisis and this latest wave of bond rest come after a further plunge of the national currency. facebook has seen earnings climb amid a growth in its user base during the pandemic social media group earned $4900000000.00 in the january to march quarter more than double the amount a year earlier. now in the u.k. world war 2 veteran captain tol moore celebrates his 100th birthday captain tom has become a beacon of hope after completing a record breaking charity walk around his own garden to raise money for britain's national health service needless to say as many friends around the world didn't
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want to miss out on the chance to wish him well in this very special birthday. a flood of birthday wishes. they sent him 1st amazing outpouring of love for a great man captain told me i think it's cool he says everybody in this country and this is what it looks like really we've had 125000 cots in the last week and a bit. the centenarian being celebrated as captain tom moore he's famously completed 100 laps of his garden with the help of his walking frame and in doing so raised more than 27000000 pounds to support britain's national health service during the coronavirus outbreak crutchfield it's. right here in america and captain tom's aim was to raise just a 1000 pounds with his charity walk but his humble mission became an unexpected hit
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as people tuned in from across the globe to watch his progress online. he gave. the list oakland to get. to the nub. having raised more donations than any charity walk in history he's even earned himself a spot in the guinness book of world records while politicians athletes and stars are jumping at the opportunity to applaud the captain's initiative for his donations have already enabled the opening of a brand new 500 bed hospital facility in yorkshire leaving little doubt that there is nothing a 100 year old with a strong sense of solidarity and a sturdy walking frame can do. a coronavirus lockdown in france has made it difficult for many to exercise even extreme athletes are having to learn to adjust cmon no good era is
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a free rider who usually scales the most famous buildings in paris but now he's limited to taking to routes that are within 2 kilometers of his apartment the 25 year old says he's noticed that the air is a lot fresher now that there's less traffic. you're watching t w news we've got lots more for you about the coronavirus crisis and other news that we don't want to overlook on our website that's a t w dot com my name's terry martin thompson next hour thanks for watching. combating the pandemic. where does research stand. what are scientists learning. background information and. our corona update.
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