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the. headlines this hour more sky issues a ruling to all residents to self isolate is russia's death toll from coronavirus doubles to a paper italy now accounts for one 3rd of the world's fatalities from the outbreak with more than 10000 dead. i've taken last night is come out positive. and among the main stories of the way the british prime minister test positive for cope with 91 writes a letter sent to every household in the u.k. telling people to stay.
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low good evening welcome you're watching a weekly here on r.t. it is our look back at the main stories of the last 7 days and of course it is the pandemic that has dominated so let's have a look then at the latest numbers that are in for the day more than 710000 cases have been confirmed globally 150000 people have recovered but more than 33000 have died. while here in russia the government has just announced new measures to prevent the spread of the virus starting this monday self isolation at home will be imposed in moscow for people of all ages were aghast as the details. 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
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residents were to stay in their homes to self isolate and restrict all unnecessary travel said this court is going from soft to hard to do you know this is going to be very very strict so all travel in the city that is are necessary is prohibited in fact only people with special passes each should buy 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 these new member amendments to 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 with 100 meters of where you live aside from that from you know self isolation this involuntary self isolation everybody must by law now maintain
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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 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 in the ground on the in the office or working space wherever it is authorities also warned that the the crisis the coronavirus crisis is projected to get much worse be ready for that it hasn't yet and russia russia has so far been spared the 10s of 1000. the infected but obviously authorities are projecting that it will get much worse on the bright side 'd there has been
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a marked improvement in. benefits of being raised significantly across russia so indeed. buttoning down for what's the car. well the death toll from corona virus across russia has risen to a papal more than 1500 cases have been confirmed across the country with 2 thirds of them here in the capital authorities to predict the numbers of infections could pick by may although both the world health organization and the russian government do stress that this is a best case scenario all non-essential public places were closed to moscow to residents yesterday the streets of the russian capital have been almost empty train was out and about to assess. 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 gyms are shut down but there's been no
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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 commitment to 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
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a couple of beautiful promenades right 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 a whole new place for selfies with the kremlin in the background it's called the soaring bridge where 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.
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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 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 haven't 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 a soul not used to seeing this place almost completely empty actually i was sure
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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 guess it's a bit of a hard time for the market traders but only this week president paints in chad a meeting with the city authorities sometime in the pandemic and you'll say see the moscow hospital say where coronavirus patients are being treated thanks stuff their dedication. to. bluetits and cook more mature. instantly.
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you know notice that. included didn't. do. well across europe there are more than 400000 confirmed cases with 19 italy has suffered the most with more than 10000 deaths in the north of the country their criminal reasons have been overwhelmed with the sheer number of dead and large numbers of coffins of being stored in churches russia meanwhile has launched a massive aid operation to help fight the pandemic a total of 15 russian military cargo jets have landed in the country over the past week or so and they brought with them until later as protective gear testing kits as well as disinfection trucks of up to a back 100 russian specialists in religion have also been sent recently and they'll be helping out in italian hospitals which are currently swamped by patients.
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who. are really. what you think all of. these are. going to do for you guys you. know you. would almost. this. is your theory for all 3. things. this is. remorse or. remorse for the loot is also. we're currently much of the world's population is living under restrictions spain
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europe's 2nd worst affected country after a sleaze in lockdown more than 6 and a half 1000 people have died from the outbreak there medics are working around the clock to treat the infected it's a job that comes with huge risks to hospital staff now do account for almost 14 percent of the country's total coronavirus cases and they work with limited supplies as hospitals reach their limits. we find ourselves in an extreme situation in which we've all experienced extreme emotions and dance and wish emotions that many of the professionals may have experienced previously but this situation will make it even more intense fear anger anguish sadness a very difficult to handle i don't want to hear it were a lack of workers and when people go out to the streets you know what happens they get sick we're like an equipment and medication. now germany does have $60000.00 cases but it's mortality rate is far lower than spain's with more on this and to
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look at the reasons why his our europe correspondent peter oliver. here in berlin we haven't seen the type of lock down that's been 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 seen in countries like italy and los recently spain. so having to lie on the floor as there 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 fast. i mean is the 2nd hardest hit in europe madrid has been the epicenter of the spanish out brick authorities have had to put in place the strictest measures in an attempt to stop the spread of the momo like
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a very tough way it was common belittles the difficult days are coming this is going to test run up with a very limited capacity of resources and a moral system that about without doubt i balance as a society the corona virus 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 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 places the army during certain visits found some older people completely abandoned sometimes even dead in their bats 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
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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 r.t. berlin. now in the u.k. there has been a dramatic spiking cope with 19 fatalities over the past week more than a 1000 have died more than 4 times the number this time last week the british prime minister meanwhile 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've taken a test that has come out positive so i am working from home i'm so far isolating and that's entirely the right thing to do but be in no doubt that i can
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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 despite the nationwide lockdown and many citizens have refused though in recent days to comply with the restrictions going out and meeting friends is normal and twisties is a branded them with 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 sake it's a 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
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a special holiday event video it's a backlash against those who ignore social distancing advice is also happening in rural areas of the u.k. some national parks have been busier than ever and locals 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 mixed messages coming out of westminster. i don't know whether it's a deliberate ignoring or whether race and. the advice at the time just wasn't clear enough people i think unless you you've had something directly impact on you and last member of the family has been impacted or unless you specifically been quite into isolation and i think he i don't think he had people at that point the seriousness of the situation you know we're very reliant on on people coming to the
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area for the local economy and i think it just hasn't hit people is my hope that it just happened people and they just didn't sound the guy in the gravity of the situation unfortunately there was an element of the digital until he is and that i was very pleased to see the mayor of the town of course call come on to the airwaves to put a more rational case forward i think those visitors were misguided i wouldn't call them stupid because those rules are not at all clear we've heard the u.k. government which was encouraging people to go out and gain who would immunity you prime minister as far as saying it is 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.
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in the depths. or a made in the shallowness. join me every thursday on the alex simon show and i'll be speaking to us from the world of politics or business i'm show business. welcome back governments around the world are faced with a time when dealing with the pandemic because they need to impose lock downs to prevent it spread financially could prove to be catastrophic for their economies. the difficult choices they face. economies across the world have ground to a halt kilian measures have been announced. to the government offering to
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pay near full salaries to those who cannot work there is a scramble to inject colossal amounts of money into the system to counter the economic fallout of the pandemic the costs are expected to exceed anything known in 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 of all essential to control the spread of the virus plunge our economies into and i'm president said paralysis from which they will not come out easily or automatically already we know that some $67000000.00 us citizens
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all 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 multitude. for now we'll keep things taking along and over some point that will end governments will have to choose between keeping economy running or treating populations it is impossible to leave even self isolation to cure people if we do not continue the economic activity that quite simply allows us to live in this country our daily lives 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 government taxes then goes towards paying for
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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 economy we have already been warned that when containment measures finally and this will not be over the virus will not magically disappear this idea 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 rest spike from infection peak rates the so-called flattening the curve model but
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the impact that could have gone wrong term a qualities could some believe provoke spikes in deaths elsewhere in the us 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 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 you have suicide over things like this when you have
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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 enact a 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 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 have forced businesses to shut down and lay off plenty of staff in fact unemployment claims hit 3 point $3000000.00 this week smashing previous records that number is 5 times higher than during the peak of the 1980 recession meanwhile the senate has passed a 2 trillion dollar stimulus plan to keep firms afloat we heard from the economics
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professor richard wolfe he does think though that the measures won't be enough. we are going to have a worst condition of unemployment now when unemployment goes up right along like this every conceivable still szell problem we have i would call it a child that you didn't force you name it goes with it that's one of the reasons you can't i it's a billy predict the next fall 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 it now is that this bill assumably in the form it takes month finally it will also be true little and too late. made all this economic turmoil us oil producers have started pain consumers to take their creed
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that is storage units to fill up amid collapsing demand prices internationally have tumbled as the coronavirus pandemic shrinks economies benchmark oil prices on wall street are hovering above $20.00 a barrel but in the world of physical oil or actual barrel steve changed hands trading houses a bidding and 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 of the consulting firm all associates told us merges and layoffs are inevitable for a suffering industry. right expect that we're going to see bankruptcies and consolidation in new york over the next couple of months they were already seeing way off. base and because of the producer. capital expenditures by anywhere between 30 and could be put. back to service providers that was all our producers are not
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giving away i mean when those are the ones who are seeing right to cry right at the moment we're going to see your production go up 3000000 barrels a day so huge supply demand imbalance however i think we're going to see prices in the next few weeks and. 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 the. absence of 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 135000 americans have tested positive for the virus more than 2300 have died. york state has been by far the worst hit with nearly 60000 cases that's almost half
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of the total nationwide 965 people in the states have died and almost as many people have called the emergency services line in new york city as often the 911 terror attacks with more on the situation than his trinity chevys. 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 you have to pick and choose what you're going to do are you going to do . the doctor say a lot of people call the doctor the survivor expire and you put the same machine one of the 1st off as medical staff operates out their limit hundreds of more people wait lining up outside to get tested for kovan 19 but officials say the 545
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bed hospital is overrun and in desperate need of medical supplies you know the system's 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 $911911.00 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 warning that he. does not have enough beds or lifesaving ventilators and as medical personnel remain on the front lines we are
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learning that a member of mt sinai is nursing staff who has been treating coronavirus patients has passed away from colvin 19 the hospital saying in a statement today we lost another hero a compassionate colleague friend and selfless caregiver meantime the hospital system initiating a procedure reporting in new york trinity chavez r.t. who has just gone 1030 meeting here in moscow that's how things are looking we're back with more stories with the latest on the pandemic of the top and. believing in weird things by the way it's called superstition or magical thinking believe enough.


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