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this is t w news coming to you live from berlin european states begin reimposing their toughest restrictions to fight the resurgence of cope with 19 authorities are calling this whole situation in some european states worse than during the pandemic 1st wave this spring also coming up another victim of the credit virus reporting the truth journalists around the world are facing censorship and intimidation. and the champions league group stage gets underway tuesday evening as legal leaders leipsic post turkish champions of bashar sit here the german side will be keen to
make moment bed each count against the club from istanbul. hello i'm terry martin good to have you with us the number of confirmed corona virus cases worldwide has passed 40000000 with well over a 1000000 deaths the u.s. brazil and india are reporting the highest numbers europe is also facing a surge in coded 19 infections with record daily highs in many countries let me give you a quick overview of how the situation has developed on march 1st this year health departments across europe registered 401 new cases keep in mind that testing was not as widespread then as it is now so actual numbers could have been much higher but you can see a clear. trend of rising daily infections in the spring peaking at the end of april
and early may well by then most of europe was in lockdown and you can see the effect of that here with new infections dropping to a low point in mid july but since the numbers have been creeping up again with new cases rising steadily since august on friday more than 137000 daily cases were registered across europe well one of the european countries struggling to cope with the pandemic is belgium hospital admissions of coronavirus patients there have doubled in the past week and the government is warning the situation is worse than at the beginning of the pandemic in march. there were long queues in brussels on monday people lined up socially distanced to get tested for corona virus belgium has recorded more than 700 fictions per 100000 people over the past
14 days the 2nd highest rate in europe many have had their 1st brush with the virus and now they want to be sure that they're not infected. you know. someone close to me tested positive so i want to get tested to be sure i don't have any symptoms but better to be safe than sorry. with such a high rate of infection belgium authorities implemented a raft of new measures on monday people have been ordered to work from home were of a possible and social contacts outside of the home should be limited to one. alcohol sales the band after pm and a curfew is being enforced from midnight until 5 am cafes bonds and restaurants will be closed for a month. many hospitality workers are frustrated with the return to some of the harsh measures experienced earlier in the year. it's like the 1st
time it's catastrophic we just have to try and survive we've had some state aid and that something it's better than nothing but we'll see. but belgian officials say the measures are absolutely necessary the country's health minister says the health system could soon be overwhelmed by infections and warned of a coming through nami of cases many doctors share his concerns. the sky is more or less blue but we can see a huge wave is about to arrive it's inevitable authorities hope the drastic set of measures will have a quick and pact they say they'll review the results in 2 weeks time. for more let's bring in our very own. in brussels when we look at covert fatalities relative to population belgium has the 3rd highest death rate in the world why has it hit belgium so hard. well terry this is
mainly to do with the way belgium is counting corona a related death so the blog criteria it has chosen to identify who they count as a corona death is the is the range of the reason why the numbers also high yes belgium has been particularly hard hit it has a small population it was hard hit in the 1st away from of the pandemic but 50 percent off the. death rate they have given is people who are not they where the forty's are not certain if they really had a corona this is due to lacking tests at the beginning of the pandemic so basically one said if a nursing home had 10 dead people to announce and only 5 were tested positive they presumed the other 5 wells of corona related death ok another hot spot is ireland
it's going into lockdown is the step that other e.u. countries are considering. absolutely i mean to take bale belgium for a for example were at least looking at a partial lockdown so not as radical as island but quite similar there's a curfew now from midnight until 5 in the morning also restrooms and cafes here are closed and that is quite a concern for people in the country but if you look at the netherlands if you look at france but even italy which had lower rates so far they are also considering tougher steps what everybody seems to agree is that schools and kindergartens are not the place where the virus replicates and so they they are hoping to keep those open also because economically that is of course important to leave their parents the space to go to work. what impact is this pandemic having on fundamental freedoms in the e.u. on solidarity movement of people for example. well quite
a bit of coronation going on there last week member states agreed that the traffic light system should be the foundation for coordination so where you have green areas once they are identified as green areas that is when people are allowed to travel from one country to the other what happens if the areas are green and red like now is one tricky there is different standards to current time measures and steps that are required if you want to travel but what do you member states absolutely want to rule out is the chaotic situation we have that the beginning of the pandemic where travel was restricted and you have the european borders you have huge traffic jams so nobody wants to see that back. thank you very much that was the deadliest gale glottis in brussels 3 and here are some more the latest developments in the credible pandemic the world health organization has linked rising case numbers in the northern hemisphere to a failure to quarantine people exposed to the virus it's called for more
consistency and enforcing self isolation measures india has posted its lowest number of daily cases in nearly 3 months infections have been decreasing since a peak in september and hundreds of fishermen who flew into new zealand to crew local vessels are isolating in the city of christchurch after 11 tested positive for the virus new zealand had gone 3 weeks with no community transmission of the illness. another victim of the global pandemic has been press freedom journalists have been harassed and arrested for reporting on the spread of the virus some governments have introduced laws punishing those who share information that doesn't support the official line muzzling the press can also in danger of public health. behind the mosque of corona virus censorship spreads journalists around the world have come under attack for reporting on the pandemic
it started in china where citizen journalists dared to deviate from the official narrative. images of overstretched hospitals in. viruses right in front of me or china's criminal prosecutors are behind me i'm not afraid of death do you think i'm afraid of you coming this party of china or. chang she should wear disappeared in february and was only seen again by friends in september. fung been another reporter remains missing he had released secret videos of corona virus victims. she. reporters without borders has documented coronavirus coverage restrictions in nearly half of all u.n. member states those who are jailed are at risk of infection. al jazeera journalist mohammad more near died in july from coronavirus after being arrested in egypt as did reporter. jailed for documenting corruption in saudi arabia.
in germany journalists have been attacked by protesters while covering coronavirus denier rallies the deliberate targeting of the press has worried the united nations human rights commission. across the world calling 1000 is also being instrumental lies to limit people's rights to speak to express opinion and to participate in making decisions that affect their lives in the russian federation china kosovo many other countries i know reports of threats and intimidation against journalist brokers and civic activist particularly at the local level with the apparent aim of this courage in criticism of the author this response is to call it 19. at a time when information can save lives press repression can fuel the pandemic. let's bring in said like a reality here he's the east asia bureau head of reporters without borders and joins us from taipei thanks for being with us 1st of all journalists are being
attacked by both governments and demonstrators for reporting on the credit buyers has your organization ever documented anything like this scale before. absolutely and in the spirit of pandemic it has never been more fights or for the public to receive accurate in comedy show no matter where there are in the world. it's somehow the truth that's censorship is not only the problem of the countries in where it applies but it's a global problem that democracies have to tackle globally because it is a fact that if journalists had been able to provide the allergy in china the virus probably would. have been addressed to an earlier europe would have left the chinese borders. what impact are these attacks on press freedom having on public
awareness about the pandemic. in the case of china the government has been every very active at orange on that it's been not less than 18 journalists for room correspondence exposed of course to leave china since the beginning of the year there has also been a wave of arrests in china after a quick burst of free expression because the chinese public was so upset when they realised the authorities has had been living and had been covering up the phenomenon that for a moment there. there was a lot of these preach like the free and free expression was released online but there have been a lot of arrests and we counted at least. 7 or 8 of these to detain the internet today. so mr allonby on what do you think can be done about
this how can a press freedom be defended in countries where it's being attacked so severely in this pandemic well. the. example of that's how the exemplary management of the $1000.00 crises without going against any principle of the rule of law. shows that it's an altar treatments of abandonment does not bring in the effects actually it is even very dangerous you can not free them but the virus is not there it's going to come. in remind you there so it's extremely important that the public could access accurate information on the virus arms and facts on the way to protect themselves or so because without this. it's. so much
energy to make its contents and mites take the wrong decisions which could bring the end of next to an even worse level sit like vianney of reporters without borders thank you very much if you know any. we apologize for the quality of that line well let's take a look some other stories making headlines around the world right now thousands of indigenous people are taking to the streets of colombia's capital bogota the protesters are demanding an end to the spiraling violence in their home regions in the southwest of the country they also oppose the government's social and economic policy. the u.s. supreme court has ruled that the state of pennsylvania can count some mail in ballots for up to 3 days after polling day even if they don't have a clear postmark the ruling is a blow to republicans who had sought to nullify such battles and it could prove consequential with pennsylvania one of the most critical swing states in the
election. the 7.5 magnitude quake off the coast of alaska has triggered tsunami warnings authorities urged residents to move to higher ground the quake was widely felt in communities along the southern coast note casualties have been reported. and president donald trump says the united states is ready to remove sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism trump tweeted that sudan had agreed to pay $335000000.00 to compensate u.s. victims of attacks and their families lifting the 993 designation would open the door to international loans for sudan. thailand's government is seeking to block the messaging telegram in an attempt to prevent anti-government protesters from organizing authorities have also shut down media outlets that have reported on demonstrations calling for thailand's prime minister to resign protesters also want reform. which is protected from criticism by strict laws for.
thousands of protesters but once again back on the streets of bangkok monday evening despite a ban on public gatherings of more than 4 people in the capital. we believe that the government needs to leave it now was the 1st for them it's not as if. people have shown their power and it's massive everyone's out here with the same goal and determination. the crowds give the 3 thing good salute that has become the symbol of their movement they remain undeterred despite the arrest of their leaders and warnings from the authorities now the government appears to be changing tack seeking to restrict media coverage police are threatening to shut down a number of tiny outlets that have been covering the protests life. is full the protesters create a sea of lights using their mobile phone flashlights the student led movement uses
the messaging app telegram to organize rallies at short notice and recruit support now authorities are moving to have the app blocked. the protesters are calling for democratic reform and want their political leaders to resign especially prime minister price. the former army chief seized power in a military coup in 2014 he's now agreed to a special session of parliament to discuss the protests. the government has been trying to compromise as much as we can we're just asking people know. to do any wrong and not to destroy a government or other people's property and especially to avoid all violence. added that his government must protect the monarchy referencing the pro-democracy movement demands for change when it comes to how the royal family operates but it's
challenging to be the entice society where the king has traditionally been revealed almost like a day 80 criticizing the king can lead to hefty penalties the government but also many conservative time oppose efforts to reform the monarchy. but the protesters have filed to continue their stand with more gatherings planned all over the country. police in france have searched dozens of homes belonging to suspect it is almost militants the raids are linked to last week's killing of a teacher in a paris suburb. had used cartoons of the muslim prophet muhammad in a lesson about freedom of expression in mom's were among the people who turned out to pay their respects outside the school where the worked. frons held a minute's silence for slain teaches some your party on monday 3 days after the islamist attack people continue to mourn crisis meetings went late into the night
in paris on sunday the result officials decided to authorize dozens of rides on properties beginning at 6 am on monday among them a proposal to aid organization i'm a charity investigators say at least 80 complaints against the spread of hatred on the internet have been filed since the teacher is murder. we have a clear message there would not be a minute's respond for the enemies of the republic. but is it not i peek the french interior ministry says it's countless investigating around 8000 active islamists men such as abdelhakim sift through a radical islamist who has long been known to police launched an online hate campaign against the murdered teacher and it's now in police custody. numerous frenchie moms expressed their sorrow on monday and clearly distanced themselves from the attack president to manual mccollum received the family of the mode of teacher at the el is a presidential palace meanwhile the police investigation into the killing continues
. the european union's breaks it negotiator michel bun is says he's ready to intensify negotiations on a trade deal with the u.k. last week with british prime minister boris johnson said talks were effectively over the u.k. and e.u. are trying to strike a deal by the end of the year. police have used tear gas to disperse demonstrators in nigeria's capital abuja a nationwide protest against police brutality started earlier this month amid widespread anger over a controversial police unit which the government has since dissolved protesters are demanding an end to all police brutality and corruption. is famous for its nightlife especially the club scene here it all came to a grinding halt though earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic nightclubs remain closed and now the city government has tried to impose an 11 pm closing time
on all bars and restaurants some bar owners have gone to court and won so they're allowed to remain open for now we've been up about see what's happening to the party metropolis berlin. but when once you nightlife capital has quietened down since the beginning of the pandemic there was a closed dance rules empty club as a not the only ones affected owners face a home winter without business many believe the city's cultural landscape will be the poorer. one skepticism to hear us there are 2 priorities during respond or the 1st safe people 2nd safe club culture leave experience what it's like to dance together to amazing music wrong to feel free and safe within a friendly crowd i know people often function better in a poem about a spirit than in mainstream society. when you realize that club culture is an
expression of how society should be day for the better because their shops are not . ready and is known as a haven for artists and musicians in particular they've been especially hard hit professionally and in that every day. for. the worse for. the matches have put a damper on socialising in the capital and they're a big challenge for restaurant and bar owners they fear limits on the opening times and alcohol sales will threaten their livelihoods once again. get on top and there are some things that we as a hospitality branch find out seemingly necessary upsilon social distancing wearing a mask those are really good measures and so is making sure the bars are not
crowded but what we don't understand is why for months the gastronomy and nightlife sector has been saddled with all the blame you've been treated as culprits and that's not the case as you understand of the situation. a custom is team have had to adapt some though willing to make sacrifices find images to fixing i just think about what i was about to do more but i don't think it changed the number of people i so and this inside don't know with these measures was so efficient it's now like that you're taking me inside your house if you're close friends like they change the laws so you get to know the people better and you get to see this thing much more time with this people for safety sake most people have accepted the restrictions on their social lives with grace but many do you wonder whether they need to be the same again. in football though in the champions
league group stage starts on tuesday night among the matches germany's. host to hear of this double life secret reached the tournament semifinals last season and despite losing their star striker in the summer they've started the current campaign with a bang. he has every reason to smile at the moment you need not goals and it's like a secret top of the burn this league unbeaten and scoring goals like this. i fear state may star striker team or van there after his move to chelsea see misplaced so far novels money is more than happy with the balance of his team. the young skin on the equipment and all the boys all get along with each other really well and so do the coaching staff has a good spirits among us and i hope the players notice that we all speak the same language and all have the same desire to win at the moment for sheneman spirit on
them out of those talks given. like 6 run in last season's champions league was ended by paris and your man in the semifinals the french side along with bush actually here in man. chesed united seeks group tricky but doable according to the man between the post's. flies. it is a clear group this season will be a little bit tougher than last season. but it's we want to do as well as roth ethan counts of the group. the 1st step in doing that and then down a maka against the sharks are here week in a group. now as the saying goes cats are said to have 9 lives but a rather special one in southern peru has been given a new lease on life after 2 millennia archaeologists restored the image of this giant feline figure to its former glory it measures 37 meters from head to tail
but years of erosion have left itself on hidden from view drawings such as this are known as geo glyphs they're considered archaeological enigmas as no one knows for sure why they were drawn or why they were so long. just a reminder the top story we're following for you here today on d w news european states have begun reimposing their toughest restrictions to fight the resurgence of covert 19 ireland says a new law down will take effect on wednesday authorities in belgium called situation there worse than during the pandemics 1st which. you're watching news from berlin coming up next my colleague monica jones will be with us with all the latest business news and get all the latest news information around a cocked on our web site you can also get all g.w.
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