possible. but i waﬂr ecugit u it‘ﬁ'fi manyjobs as possible. but i think we are really seeing this dividing line between people were incredibly compliant when the lockdown was first introduced. members of governments were surprised by the level of compliance. no one expected people to respond to that call so effectively. the problem was, stay at home, save the nhs, what's that message really was so effective during the reversal of that, it's very difficult. people are frightened and that led to of them being compliant. you can't steadily lift that fear. it's very hard to tell people they're going back to normal, but on the other hand, when you do have people saying we have to learn to live to the virus, there is no going back to normal. it may be a
very tough winter. when you see the unemployment for the world continue to worsen over the coming months based on different surveys and outlooks on how they will maintain their staff levels are not. it's a very complex situation, but there are several factors that have made it harder to communicate the message of please go back to your offices, evenif of please go back to your offices, even if you can potentially worth home because we need you to go and support the economic ecosystems surrounding your office. please go to the pub after work, please go to that coffe e to the pub after work, please go to that coffee shop, that's a hard balancing act to follow. anna, your thoughts on the story. this one also in the daily telegraph. in the wall streetjournal as well isa story about tiktok and amazon.
amazon workers being told to delete the tiktok app. tell us a bit about that because tiktok is under investigation and both the us and the uk, isn't it? yes. tiktok, which is this short video technology platform, massively popular, being usedit platform, massively popular, being used it innovate and communicate lots of different ways. it is a chinese company. as we know, china has gone under lots of scrutiny in the scrutiny reviews going into the use the scrutiny reviews going into the use of chinese technology. the concerns use of chinese technology. the concerns are use of chinese technology. the concerns are that tiktok as a chinese company could be used to some extent to breach data security to effectively spy on devices, and that's the concern that led to, appeared to lead to an e—mail being
sent to staff at amazon and asking them to delete the app on their phone. otherwise, their e—mails, their access to secure information what work. we've already seen a message come out from amazon saying actually, that memo was sent in error. it's an even more constant but —— error. it's an even more constant but — — collocated error. it's an even more constant but —— collocated story as more details break —— complicated story. whether the tory holdup or not, it still is quite a conversation —— whether the story. tiktok has said before they don't share any information with the chinese state, but dual companies and other countries also believe that —— do companies? if the question of trust and whether or not, given the authoritarian nature of the chinese state and its desire to really have a finger on every hi, what's going on in hong kong and crackdown on the
democracy they are, whether or not anything chinese could be trusted. it's very important debate to be have. whether or not amazon did or did not send that e—mail deliberately, there is clearly a discussion going on whether or not tiktok was a safe platform to use. of course, tiktok is used by people a lot younger than us most often. they probably don't read the daily telegraph. whether they care as much about these issues as perhaps we do is another matter, and whether videos of dogs doing silly things, whether they... they make use of this platform with the threat of china spying on their information is another talking point. it certainly is. let's stay with you, lance.
get some thoughts on this headline on the new york times. this is the story we've been covering all day today. hagia sophia and her feet on covering all day today. hagia sophia and herfeet on my turkey will be a mosque. the new york times is reporting this will cause news divisions —— new division. turkey was founded as a secular state, and the president has wa nted secular state, and the president has wanted increasingly to make it more and more in the image of his party and more in the image of his party and of his... causing enormous tension. it's been almost 20 years he's been in power. there's a big question about why he's done it, he's made the suggestion several times in the past as i understand, normally at a time in political difficulties. it seems to be the turkish equivalent of what we've come to call a dead cat when things are going difficult, when you got
problems politically. you throw the equivalent of a dead cat onto the table. the president has suffered reverses , table. the president has suffered reverses, he lost control of the council of municipality and extendable. it appears —— in istanbul. it appears to be a leader trying to use this symbol to shore up trying to use this symbol to shore up his popularity at a time when he's in trouble. right. if we look at the ramifications of this decision, anna, this is notjust about turkey, is it? there's likely to bea about turkey, is it? there's likely to be a response from several countries? we have to understand the cultural significance of this and the role it played for historical objects in recent years. it's really sort of a landmark in a city that
people feel a certain ownership of, and as lance pointed out, this tradition is disturbing to people in lots of ways they feel it's going to change the nature of turkey, even more than we have seen recently, lots of her nailing of the press —— lots of her nailing of the press —— lots of her nailing of the press —— lots of curtailing. this is seen as pa rt of lots of curtailing. this is seen as part of that overall movement, and also at the site as a very complex history as well as being a site full of very significant objects for lots of very significant objects for lots of different cultures. and to lots of people certainly. let's bring it back to the uk with a look at the guardian. borisjohnson looking boris johnson looking at borisjohnson looking at a radical nhs overhaul, he set up a task force to devise plans on how ministers can regain much of the direct control over the nhs that they lost in the
past. lance, what could be the reason behind this? the charitable reason behind this? the charitable reason would be that the health secretary and the prime minister feel they are trying to tackle an enormous health problem. and they have insufficient control, because they can't tell the nhs. the article seems to be personalising simon stevens, they've been urging to do things he can't —— they can't make them do. i think what we do have is a very activist government that is looking across institutions of the state and asking questions about whether or not they are sufficiently able to get back to the role of government. now the health service as well. i think in the long term, it's probably on lies from their
point of view —— unwise from their point of view —— unwise from their point of view if they felt the nhs would be political it —— politically driven by the government rather than the people who are real experts in the people who are real experts in the health of the nation. simon stevens the health of the nation. simon steve ns a nd the health of the nation. simon stevens and his fantastic team within the nhs. they lose trust in what they been told by the health service. i think the much more sensible idea for all of us as citizens that the nhs is one step removed from ministerial control, andi removed from ministerial control, and i think it's in the interest of the government as well. if you have that degree of independence. the government as well. if you have that degree of independencem the government as well. if you have that degree of independence. if i canjust quickly that degree of independence. if i can just quickly bring anna and, the timing of this. as the pandemic have anything to do? we have heard about increasing frustration that they haven't had the ability to issue
urgent... immediate action there was a lot of frustration in the collection of statistics. there's been general frustration about the devolved nature of different health services and part of the different guidance we seen from scotland and wales. it seems to be part of a move to centralise. to centralise that power within number ten and bring it closer together so that when it comes to these emergency responses, they can issue things faster. i'm sure they'll be lots more to be set on that topic. we do have to leave it there for now. thank you so much to both of you. that's it for the papers. goodbye for now. stay with us here on bbc news.
hello. if you are hoping to stay dry during friday, in many parts of the uk, the weather had a different idea. there is some heavy downpours to be dodged and over the last few days, you can see on the satellite picture, different clumps of cloud working in bringing outbreaks of rain. now, a gap appearing between the clouds, an area of high pressure building its way just the clouds, an area of high pressure building its wayjust in time for the weekend. that means it is looking dry for the vast majority. there will be some areas of the cloud. one or two showers but most places will be fine with some spells of sunshine. saturday morning getting off to a chilly start. some spots down in single digits, but through the day, looking at long spells of sunshine. i think we will see some of patchy cloud tending to bubble up as the day wears on. there
will be one or two showers in these areas, the majority will stay dry. noticeable west or northwesterly breeze. a bit of sunshine, i7—2id. a bit of rain will skip across saturday night, otherwise dry with clear spells into the early hours of sunday. another rather cool start on sunday. another rather cool start on sunday morning. with the area of high pressure still in charge sunday, it will be another friday for most. high pressure centre to the south. that's where we will have the south. that's where we will have the most of the sunshine. you can see this frontal system, that will introduce something of a change very late in the day i suspect to northern ireland and western scotland. some swatches and rain, but for most it stays dry. warmer on sunday, 19 degrees for glasgow, 23 or 2a down towards the south of england. area of high pressure try
to hold onto into monday, but that frontal system will make some progress southeast. it's bringing some splashes of rain on and off. the rain quite showering, quite sporadic. it should stay dry. still warm here, but slightly cooler and fresher for the north and west. through the week ahead, there will be lots of drier weather. spells of sunshine, warm as weather down towards the south. some rain at times, most of that towards the north and the west.
this is bbc news, i'm nancy kacungira with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. turkey's president signs a decree converting one of the world's most iconic buildings, istanbul's hagia sophia, back into a mosque. another record jump in coronavirus cases in the us. we report from arizona where infections are surging. arizona is now the coronavirus hotspot, not just for the united states, but the world. singapore's opposition party makes record gains in a general election as the country votes on the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. and britain's prime minister appears in a mask for the first time in public, hinting at a tightening of the rules.