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russia's coronavirus death toll reaches 8 with 4 lives lost in the past day tougher measures have been introduced to stop the spread of the disease italy now accounts for one 3rd of the world's fatalities from the outbreak with more than 10000 deaths . i've taken asked that is come out positive. and among the stories of the week the british prime minister tests positive for cope with 19 and writes a letter sent to every household in the u.k. telling people to stay at home.
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hello welcome you watching the weekly here in r.t. international our look back at the main stories of the last 7 days and of course that is the pandemic that has dominated so let's just give you some of the latest figures that we have on that more than 685000 cases have been confirmed globally one 146000 people have recovered but more than 32000 have died. i mean. one here in russia 4 people have died of the virus in the past 24 hours and that brings the total figure to 8 more than $1500.00 cases have been confirmed across the country with 2 thirds of them in moscow despite the rising numbers over thora seas are still predicting that the virus could start to recede by may although the world health organization and the russian government has stressed that this is a best case scenario where to help contain the spread across russia starting from
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saturday all restaurants cafes and non-essential shops are shut their doors only supermarkets and pharmacies remain open although deliveries of food and other items are still permitted public parks have been shut and people over the age of 65 have been advised to stay indoors r.t. . has been out on the streets of moscow. it's the weekend and it's this country's turn the people have been calling the measures that have been announced quarantine all kinds of places from restaurants to gems are shut down but there's been no formal ban on people leaving their homes unless they're over 65 years old the weather is beautiful it's a fantastic weekend and usually all the people would be out. that's why i want to check out a few locations and see what's gone on and get these places take quarantine
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commitments and the score. so i start my tour around moscow's most popular spas with remember the scorpion song full of the most down to gorky park that's right. gorky park here it is officially it is shut down but there are a couple of beautiful promenades outside it and i can tell you ali see 2 people here so i give it not out of 10 for edsel location quarantine commitments score. moscow there's
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a whole new place for selfies with the kremlin in the background it's called the soaring bridge we're approaching it right now you can see it over there. and it's completely deserted no axis and i've been told that technically it's part of a park that's also closed so. like i said access restricted no people 10 out of 10. we're all nikolsk a street this place was a magnet for football fans from all over the planet during the world cup 28 saying it literally felt like a tin of sardines in here. well
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at this point as you can see i wouldn't say that of all the encountered one or 2 passers by the restaurants are closed but there you have and so probably i'd say 5 out of 10. where the place called the depo food mall which is a combination of the food market and a food court this hip complex is also full of fancy bars and even nightclubs and soul not used to seeing this place almost completely empty actually i was sure that i'd see some hipsters just trying to hang around here even out signs it turns out that the food part is actually operating because it counts as groceries but other than that everything shut down and i don't see anyone here pretty much so just for the public's responsibility i guess this place gets 10 out of 10 but of course i
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guess it's a bit of a hard time for the market traders. early this week present though you can do a meeting with the city authorities on containing the pandemic and he will say this to to mosco hospital care but coronavirus patients are being treated thanks stuff for that education and efficient work. for. instance i'm going to sure. you know notice what we're going to get didn't. you. but across europe there are more than 400000 confirmed cases of good 19 in italy has suffered the most with more than 10000 deaths in the north of the country
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tremont organs there have been overwhelmed with the sheer number of dead a large number of coffins are being stored in churches russia has launched a massive aid operation to try and help fight the pandemic a total of 15 russian military cargo jets have landed in the country over the past week or so they brought with them ventilators protective gear testing kits and also disinfection trucks on top of that about 100 russian specialists have also been sent to italy and they'll be helping out italian hospitals which are currently swarmed by patients. who. want. all. the.
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rights you. know. would almost. all pretty. simple really. no remorse there are. more for the lives of so. well currently much of the world's population is living in lockdown in spain europe 2nd worst affected country after italy is such a case and more than 6 and a half 1000 people have died there from the outbreak medics working around the clock to treat the infected it is a job that comes with huge risks hospital staff now account for almost 14 percent of the country's total coronavirus cases and they work with limited supplies and
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hospitals reaching nearly as a single into a mosque or find ourselves in an extreme situation in which we've all experienced extreme emotions and stance anguish emotions that many of the professionals may have experienced previously but this situation will make it even a more intense fear anger anguish sadness a very difficult to handle that would happen were a lack of workers and when people go out to the streets you know what happens they get sick we're alike in equipment and medication germany has almost 60000 cases moment but the country has managed to keep its mortality rate far lower than in spain with more on this here's our europe correspondent peter all. here in berlin we haven't seen the type of lockdown that's being put in place in other parts of europe although social distancing itself isolation being practiced germany thankfully hasn't seen the type of cases and fatalities of covert 19 that have been
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seen in countries like italy and los recently spain patients are having to lie on the floor as they simply aren't enough beds to treat them in hospitals while in a car but twist of necessity this ice rink normally a place of enjoyment is having to be used as a makeshift mortuary so far spain is the 2nd hardest hit in europe madrid has been the epicenter of the spanish outbreak authorities have had to put in place the strictest measures in an attempt to stop the spread of the momo library the way it was common in of the early difficult days are common those are going to test the very limited capacity of resources. without doubt the balance as a society or the coronavirus has overwhelmed some of spain's medical facilities so quickly in fact that some of those that were most at risk from the virus were left
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behind in the panic dozens of elderly and sick people were found dead at home the situation made all the more harrowing when the army had to disinfect their resting place as the army during certain visits found older people completely abandoned sometimes even dead in their bad spanish health care services fighting against collapse this is a significant problem for healthcare system this collapse which is being talked about could happen in some places while germany seems to have the spread of covert 19 under some semblance of control a quick glance to our neighbors elsewhere in europe like spain shows just how quickly the situation can degenerate and with such tragic consequences peter all of our artsy belin. ok let's have a look at the k. now because that has seen a dramatic spike in covert 900 tallit ease over the past week more than a 1000 have died more than 4 times the number this time last week the british prime
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minister has written a letter to the nation urging people to stay at home but after boris johnson himself tested positive for the virus i developed marl symptoms of the corona virus that's to say a temperature and a persistent cough and on the advice of the chief medical officer i have taken a test that has come out positive so i am working from home i'm so feist waiting and that's entirely the right thing to do but be in no doubt that i can continue thanks to the with technology to communicate with all my talk team to lead the national fight back against corona virus so infection numbers then do continue to rise in the u.k. despite the nationwide lockdown many citizens who refuse to comply with the restrictions going out to meeting friends is normal and twitter users have branded
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them using a new hash tag. and you want. these bloody idiot seem to think they're enjoying a summer's day in the park the u.k. is in lockdown for. its lockdown people not a whole day still at home the longer you persist in behaving like idiots the longer this is going to continue people ignoring the key log down and treating it as a special holiday event video it's. well the backlash against those who ignore social distancing advice is also happening in rural areas of the u.k. some national parks there have been busier than ever and late course have been telling businesses to go home we spoke to regional authorities who were left stunned by the influx of visitors that they say that the confusion could be down to
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mixed messages coming out of westminster. i don't know whether it's a deliberate ignoring or whether it's. the advice at the time just wasn't clear enough people and i think unless you you've had something directly impact on you and last a member of the family has been impacted are unless you specifically into isolation and i think he i don't think that the seriousness of the situation you know we're very reliant on on people coming to the area for the local economy. i think it just hasn't hit people but it's my hope that it just happened people and they just didn't stand in the gravity of the situation unfortunately that was an element of their digital until years and i was very pleased to see the mayor of the town of
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course call come on to the airwaves to put a more rational case forward because visitors were misguided wouldn't call them stupid because those rules are not at all clear and we've had a huge ego moment which was encouraging people to go out and gain munity you prime minister as far as saying it was going down the pub seconds after the prime minister advised people not to so you have to. have to be aware that there are very mixed messages and that's the challenge. you watch and we can hear an r.t. we're back with more stories for you just after the break. i.
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a feature that comes equipped in the software of our program to try to connect things in the environment just in case there's a real connection. but i welcome back we have some breaking news because the russian government has just introduced new measures to prevent the spread of corona virus starting monday self isolation at home will be imposed in moscow for people of all ages so let's get more details now from gaston of who joins us with more details the mood i just outlined that exactly what spain said and how strict these measures are. well it's important to make a distinction between what came into effect yesterday which was soft quarantine many entertainment venues such as restaurants parks and cafes was shut citizens moscow residents were to stay in their homes to self isolate and restrict all
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unnecessary travel what what these new amendments that they're making to this quarantine century this court is going from soft to hard to the you know this is going to be very very strict so all travel in the city that is unnecessary is prohibited in fact only people with special passes issued by the city for essential services such as doctors such as nurses such as employees of stores grocery stores as well as officials ministries only they'll be able to travel to drive around moscow it doesn't these new m m m m and exactly restrict travel to and from moscow but inside moscow itself so for example if you have a pet you are now only allowed to take it out for a walk within a 100 meters of way you live and police will presumably be asking for permits so you know this is this is going to be enforced very strictly aside from that from
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you know self isolation this involuntary self isolation everybody must by law now maintain a distance of one and a half meters from each other and this is also the case with various enterprises and businesses this new law stipulates that they must provide conditions for employees it organizations that are considered essential that is still working for them for the employees to maintain a one and a half meter distance from each other anyway the employer cancer for example by making marks on the ground on the in the office or working space wherever it is as i say this is. drastic escalation of what these soft quarantine laws that came into effect yesterday and what we're going into now authorities also warn that the the crisis the coronavirus crisis is projected to get much worse so be ready for that
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it hasn't yet been russia russia has so far been spared the 10s of thousands of infected but obviously authorities are projecting that it will get much worse on the bright side there has been a marked improvement. unemployment benefits have been raised significantly across the board across russia so indeed. buttoning down for what's to come. ok thank you murder that was murder against of their own the latest quarantine measures that have just been announced here in moscow. now governments around the world are faced with the dalai lama when dealing with the pandemic because they do need to restrict the need restrictions prevent it spread financially that could prove to be catastrophic for their economy charlotte looks now the difficult choices they face. economies across the world have ground to
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a halt kilian measures have been announced. to the government offering to pay full salaries to cannot work there is a scramble to inject amounts of money into the system to counter the economic fallout of the pandemic the costs are expected to exceed germany from economic crisis to natural disasters in recent decades as knock downs are implemented with no clear end in sight the real question perhaps is now how long could the world afford this this pandemic has brought the 3rd and most serious economic financial and social crisis of the 21st century the strict measures applied around the world although essential to control the spread of the virus plunge our economies into an unprecedented paralysis from which they will not come out easily or automatically already we know that some $67000000.00 us citizens
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are worried about how they going to pay their credit card bills because of the pandemic other fears about finding money for the more essential basic needs of life accommodation and food while the multi-trillion for now will keep things taking a long and over some point that will end governments will have to choose between keeping the economy running or treating populations it is impossible to leave even in self isolation and to cure people if we do not continue the economic activity that quite simply allows us to live in this country our daily life so that eating out to restaurants going to the cinema meeting friends perhaps for a drink or even having a haircut these are all activities that contribute to. keeping our economies taking over the money top sliced off by our governments in taxes then goes towards paying
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for essential services be that the doctors and nurses who are currently at the frontline of the war against. all the ability to purchase ventilators and other essential medical equipment governments need money and money comes from a healthy working a quantum me we have already been warned that when containment measures finally and this will not be over the virus will not magically disappear. this idea is that if you close schools and shut restaurants for a couple of weeks you solve the problem and get back to normal life that's not what's going to happen this virus is going to be circulating potentially for a year or 2 so we need to be thinking on those times goes. social distancing may provide a respite from infection peak rates the so-called flattening the curve model but
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the impact that could have gone wrong term economies could some believe provoke spikes in deaths elsewhere in the u.s. state of massachusetts a suicide prevention hotline has seen a surge in cools the majority of people call me lately i'm mentioning all talking about fear of contracting the virus economic impact and prison loneliness or isolation we anticipate and there will be an increased need for services like ours for a time to come in countries where social safety nets on particularly robust or or perhaps nonexistent this is a real concern president trump is well aware of this that despite lawmakers agreeing on a 2 trillion dollars stimulus package trump knows like china he may have to prioritize the economy we have people get tremendous anxiety and depression and
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you have suicide over things like this when you have a terrible economy you have death probably i mean definitely would be in far greater numbers than the numbers that we're talking about with regard to the various governments who they know acted draconian lockdowns now face an even bigger die lemma given that a vaccine for the virus is still possibly a year or even 2 years away and that we're being warned by health experts that covert 19 will remain a deadly force when recess or take over the financial system becomes the more pressing issue how will they sell the exit strategy from containment. well in the u.s. containment measures there have forced businesses to shut down and lay off staff unemployment claims hit 3300000 this week smashing previous records that number is 5 times higher than during the peak of the 1900 recession meanwhile the senate has
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passed a 2 trillion dollar stimulus plan to keep the firms afloat we heard though from economics professor richard wolfe does think that the measures won't be enough. we are going to worst condition of unemployment now when employment goes up a little more like every conceivable store szell raglan we had. a child that you did you name it gold's really it that's one of the reasons you can either believe predict the stall out of all of this everything that government has done since we 1st learned about the a coronavirus in december of last year has been too little and way too late and my judgment as best i can see is that this bill assumably in the form it takes one and finally there will also be true little and tooling. i mean the
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economic turmoil he less oil produces have started paying consumers to take their crude at a storage units fill up amid collapsing demand prices internationally have tumbled as the coronavirus pandemic shrinks economies benchmark oil prices on wall street are hovering about $20.00 a barrel at the moment but in the world of physical oil their actual barrel still changed hands trading houses beating a negative $0.19 a barrel effectively making produces pay for the luxury of shifting their reserves and analysts have warned that things could still get a whole lot worse for produces and for the consulting firm powell associates told us merges and layoffs are inevitable for a suffering industry. right now we're going to see bankruptcies in consolidation in new york over the next couple of months they were already saying where you are in the basin because the producer. the expenditure is by anywhere between 30 and could
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be pushed. back those service providers that was our producers are not giving away i mean when those are the ones who are seeing right. right at the moment we're going to see your production go up 3000000 barrels a day so there's a huge supply demand imbalance however i think we're going to see prices in the next few weeks in mexico and of course so saudi arabia and russia. agreement to limit production perhaps go back to where we were in december 2017 in order to start placing some amount of stability to. the situation until that parasitism people go back to work while the u.s. is now at the center of the pandemic with the largest number of cases globally more than 123000 americans have tested positive for the virus and more than $20.00 to $1.00. 100 have died new york state has been by far the worst hit with more than
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50000 cases natural most half of the total nationwide 883 people in the state of died almost as many people have called the emergency services line in new york city as the after the united levon terror attacks from the chavez sent this report. hospitals in new york struggling under the weight of the pandemic people come in they get integrated they die the cycle repeats elmhurst hospital in queens the bureau with the most coronavirus cases in the city in the center of the outbreak right now it's every day it's nonstop literally and. unfortunately it's my get to suggestion if you can choose what you're going to do are you going to do. as the doctor say a lot of people call the doctor the survivor to expire and you pulled the same machine one other person as medical staff operates out their limit hundreds of more
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people wait lining up outside to get tested for kovan 19 but officials say the 545 bed hospital is overrun and in desperate need of medical supplies yeah those are the systems overwhelmed all over the place the situation in new york worsening by the hour the state accounting for roughly half the cases across the country this grim video shows teams setting up a makeshift morgue outside of bellevue hospital something that was done during hurricane sandy and 911911 was nothing compared to this we were open waiting for patients to kabul never came. ok now they just keep coming however a small sign of hope governor cuomo announcing that for the past few days the rate of hospitalizations is slowing although he cautions that the peak of the crisis could still be about 20 days away the governor adds that while only about 15 percent of cases have required hospitalisation the state into supports 140000 people will need to be hospitalized.


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