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this is deja vu news live from berlin germany reports its highest daily death toll from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic in one of the worst affected parts of the country the eastern state of saxony it's not just hospitals that are working to capacity crematoriums are also struggling to keep up with the surge in dams also coming up relief in sight for truck drivers stranded in southern england as france lifts its coronavirus blockade france will allow truckers to cross provided they test negative for carbon actually. the pandemic goes truly global
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reaching a research station on what had been the last cold 1003 continent on earth. and then exiled turkish journalist critical of his country's government is given a lengthy prison sentence for alleged ask be an arch of aiding a terrible we will get reaction from if. i'm sumi so much gone it's good to have you with us germany has reported its highly highest daily coronavirus death toll since the start of the pandemic 962 people have died from or with the virus in the past 24 hour period that is according to germany's national disease control agency and we can take a look at how quickly the numbers have been rising for the past few weeks you can see here on november 4th that germany registered. 151 cold related fatalities just
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3 weeks later that number had risen up to 410 and now today as we said at the latest daily record high the overall number of deaths attributed to the virus stands at almost 28000 we'll talk to our correspondent about the rising test death toll in a moment but 1st this report from one of germany's hardest hit regions saxony where it's not just hospitals that are struggling to cope. they have been working round the clock and mice incriminatory in the current virus means have had to deal with many more bodies this year. the i'm compact and this is it would coffins have covered 19 victims inside with a safety precautions in place it's nearly impossible to have direct contact with the dead but it cannot come. here in the state of sex in the current maximum capacity that half the coffins have
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a coronavirus tica highly infectious the state premier is warning residents the next 10 weeks will be the most difficult. and. there will be a 3rd wave the question is how high it will be. and everyone who is dealing with this is war and about how much higher than the current peak it will climb. the number of new infections might last be leveling out to people in mice and what answers from their late as they just kind of gray there were no clear rules no one is going outside anymore people are infecting their own families some people are following all the rules and others a coming up with their own theories they say there is no corona virus. but every day there are more coffins in the criminal containing the bodies of covered 19 victims. let's get the latest now with our political correspondent. it's good to see you we know that coronavirus fatalities here in germany they are
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continuing to rise despite stricter lockdown measures that are in place to tell us what's behind this. well a sunni in fact we see here is an increasingly diffused transmission was and that means that there are more and more clusters and more and more of those are happening in nursing and care homes where you will find the most vulnerable people the elderly sick people and also there's more infections happening in community facilities in villages events in fact in any of the places where there is to contact between people and added to that is one key factor in trying to curb infections is to be able to trace the infection chain and that is no longer possible in most cases now we're seeing nearly 25000 new infections today oh most of house and best for single day if you look at the 7 days incidence rate it does also been skyrocketing nearly 200 cases 400000 inhabitants this is 4 times higher of what is already a critical critical pressure and so it's fair to say that the situation is no
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longer under control at the moment and public health authorities are saying that tougher restrictions might be necessary if these numbers keep rising so what could that look like. that might be necessary because the goalie's and has always been to prevent the spread of the virus by reducing contacts hand social interactions could be further impacted the head of the institute issued a very stark warning he said he want people not to travel and many scientists in fact fear the effects off christmas on the pandemic with people traveling to meet with their families at that time of the year and some states have already introduced new rules in the very out for example all travelers returning from high risk areas have to undergo a corner virus test any neighboring bought a veteran back over there with a a quarantine requirement from people who are coming form neighboring countries such as france and switzerland as oh so a huge debate at the moment here in germany on whether or not churches should
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cancel christmas services something that is meant to is a position from some state premier is for example in north rhine-westphalia. we know looking ahead that germany is going to start vaccinating on december 27th that's just 4 days from now in terms of logistics is everything in place to ensure a smooth start. well there will be there with 1st maybe around $150000.00 dozes off to buy into pfizer vaccine that are due to be delivered in germany on december 26th and a 1st vaccinations would then take place in elderly care homes the following day so on time and further dozes off to vaccine will be to you later in the week the health ministry say doubt it 3 to 4000000 doses could be given out in january only and up to $13000000.00 by the end of march they will be administered 1st in care and nursing homes then in special vaccination centers which have been set up over the country over the past 2 months and vaccines will 1st go to the most vulnerable
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that includes that includes the elderly and also medical personnel and then to the general population and germany has ordered those that buy and take quite so vaccine and to medan of vaccine which is still awaiting approval from the e.u. regulators our political correspondent reporting for us good to talk to you now france has technically lifted its coronavirus blockade and will now allow truck drivers stranded in southern england to cross into the country but they 1st have to test negative for cope with 19 france is also allowing passengers from other e.u. countries to travel from britain borders were close to travelers from the u.k. on sunday after a fast spreading coronavirus variant was identified there britain says it will take $2.00 to $3.00 days to process the current backlog of vehicles. what a way to spend the last days before christmas hundreds of trucks queued on the road
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to dover in a line that stretches on and on and on for dozens of kilometers some pulled over into the service stations it's here we meet. i don't know gunter from germany we've got it we want to spend christmas at home with our family it will be very bad if we can't. my wife has been really upset since she found out about all this but what can i do often. these drivers couldn't have known the french quarter would suddenly slam shut on sunday since they've been stranded here some forced to literally live life on the road their anger growing as the hours pass. when you're basically big people you see here the whole cheer going to. what. the closure of dover didn't just her drivers one 5th of all goods bound for britain passed through the ports supermarkets and warned of shortages of basic goods if the
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port had remained closed much longer a key demand from france before reopening its border was testing the drivers getting those tests up and running and you know it can happen relatively quickly but in terms of the details of that but it's something that both the transport sector in his counterpart will be discussing right now so i don't want to speculate in terms of you know the nature of the tests it and how soon that could be up and running and all truckers will now be tested but that is said to be a huge logistical challenge with thousands stuck on various roads and time is of the essence only when test results come back negative will the stranded truckers finally be allowed to head home. let's go right to london did i've used standing by for us there france has now eased its ban on travel from britain on the condition of a negative coronavirus tast how are those plans for testing going. sumi
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as far 1 as i know it's still in preparation supposedly really imminent and the army is supposed to help the n.h.s. workers and clearing up this huge backlog of trucks they're in and around there were pictures of some scuffles between truck drivers would look to be truck drivers and the police because there is obviously frustration with people having been stranded there not having enough food not having enough toilet facilities and they desperately want to go home for christmas as as we have seen the report but it's on the way and hopefully in the next days the backlog will be cleared what about travelers who are stranded in the u.k. were trying to reach other countries when will they be able to leave. the 1st ferries have been disembarking in france there's a huge relief that the french have now relented it's been
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a very stance diplomatic issue there were many commentators newspapers here in the u.k. who have blamed the french president and money on the core and one tabloid paper even called him a covidien it's so quite direct a tree. it's a huge relief that now many countries not just france are thinking oil have started opening the borders again we have seen. garion government issuing a statement that bulgarian citizens subject to a negative call the test can now return home to slowly the situation in another countries not just european countries but countries across the world it looks like there might be in the easing of the ban on a new k. travelers and on the the outbound flights from the u.k. obviously subject to too negative test and this is a practical havel for many people who want to to leave the u.k.
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and return home because that needs to be arranged and needs to be done in time so it's still an organisational nightmare for the u.k. government and there have been concerns about the effect of these border closures on food supplies so there in london are you starting to see shortages of essential goods. personally i haven't seen any shortages in the supermarkets i've visited in the last days but they're all pictures of empty shelves and one big supermarket chain has limited. selling off essential goods like for example toilet papers and that obviously reminded people of the days in the in the coronavirus crisis where the shelves well and you don't people well panic buying votes with everything hopefully retiring to normal soon shortages should be about if it's fresh produce mostly that supermarkets and old school years have been warning could
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be short within the next days if the situation isn't clearing in the ports because the u.k. imports most of its fresh produce from the continent from the e.u. fruit and vegetables say this is where we're people will be looking at and the shortages would be felt most severely if they really were come to pass. in london thank you and we will have more of the impact on businesses and the economic fallout from the blockade on business in around 20 minutes time now it's been a year since the 1st cases of corona virus were reported and scientists are still trying to figure out exactly how the virus behaves the speedy development of vaccines is being hailed as a major triumph it is hoped that they will help help end the pandemic but mass immunity will make it harder to study the infection process that is why one british research company is hoping to launch
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a study using human volunteers willing to get inspected. also a pill has more than just 18 years old analyst is volunteering to do what many of us would find unimaginable he wants to be deliberately infected with the coronavirus he's campaigning to take part in a human challenge trial to test a fact scenes to cope with 19. challenge charles have the potential to do an awful lot of good for an awful lot of people with. a significant a minimal risk myself and well it's a risk the docs and nurses take on pretty much every day like on the on the frontlines of the pandemic and have been doing for quite a while now in traditional vaccine trials volunteers may never be exposed to the virus in a challenge trial scientists hope to study infected volunteers in clinical condition mice isn't rooms like this one but we could be about to see a wall bust one fears deliberately infected with the virus that causes. well it
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is what we quarantined here for up to 2 weeks with safety measures in place like trace insistence to stop the bharath from spreading. child services company h b they already runs challenge chiles in the u.k. but they have to be approved for it 19 you can see we have all the moon c equipment you'd expect the c.d.c. press trawlers of course to make the trial as safe as possible scientists would 1st establish the smallest dose of the virus it takes to become infected. and the pet will be put just inside the nostril and very slowly just putting small droplets of of bars into the nose it would offer a unique opportunity to examine the virus in its very early stages cause these trials being set up primarily to test vaccines but a lot of learning benefits that will come out of these trials as well not just
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about how the forest interacts with the immune system in the human body therapy the really important to be able to improve things and improve 3rd place but also about the disease course itself about of our lives how quickly it records how quickly can be cleared from the body all these can really help the management of patients going forward with vaccines already being rolled out h.p.v. says challenge child and now more important. never warning that she dish will vaccine trials will become harder as more of this are immunized. is there actually a vaccine candidates but don't solve all of the answers to the world's problem of arc scenes so we're going to need a way of testing the next generation vaccines challenge studies will still be able to be used to test very effectively the vaccine is working because they can be conducted irrespective of how much is going on the community. these trials need ethical and regulatory approval with the decision hinges on key ethical concerns you want a select group of people who are very healthy they are in low risk group they are
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true volunteers so there's no pressure put on them or no. rivalry in terms of. people to do something that they're really not. only 18 to 30 is would be eligible and volunteers will have to be carefully screened before they are approved but not all risk can be eliminated for the long term consequences way significantly . on my mind that definitely definitely something to consider as part of making an informed decision about whether you know i want to participate in a challenge struck by i think for made the benefits of challenge trials so outweigh the risks and i'm more than have to take the risks on you know for more vaccines more quickly. allister isn't alone tens of thousands around the world have expressed interest in challenge child in the hope that the risk of the few will benefit the many she lays military says the coronavirus has
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reached a research station in antarctica at least 36 people have been infected at the bernardo o'higgins base following an outbreak earlier this month that announcement means the pandemic has now reached every continent on earth antarctic bases have been under strict quarantine. antarctica one of the last truly pristine places on earth several nations maintain research centers here chile's but not a higgins base is permanently staffed and run by its military until now research is on the continent thought they had largely escaped the coronavirus pandemic then chile's military announced the 1st cases. of their p.c. artists showed that 36 men tested positive for covert 19 of which 26 were army personnel and 10 were civilians from a contracting company doing shades of maintenance work. in the us. army officials
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confirmed another 21 people aboard a navy supply ship had been infected and one more case was detected at the nearby research village where the navy ship had docked surrounded by icebergs and oceans the research stations here are some of the most remote on the planet. the arrival of the virus is concerning doctors they fear it could be much more dangerous in such harsh conditions. we know that exposure to extreme weather affects a person's physiology isolation the change in seasonal lives with seasonal sensitivity can also be immunosuppressive we know there are several components that may further affect people and lower their immune systems in extreme conditions especially with the work they do there. but so far none of the infected are said to be experiencing serious complications. and with no other countries having
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reported any cases there is hope that the outbreak could be containable. let's get some other headlines now french authorities say a man suspected of killing 3 police officers and wounding a 4th has been found dead officials say a man opened fire as police arrived at a house in the central point of dome region they were responding to a domestic violence call president has called the officers heroes and israel set to have its 4th election in 2 years after parliament failed to meet a deadline to pass a budget prime minister binyamin netanyahu formed his current unity government with center politician ben guts in may after 3 inconclusive elections. a turkish court has sentenced an exiled journalist to more than 27 years in jail on espionage and terror related charges in connection with
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a newspaper report john don't bet it was the editor in chief of the opposition daily jim woody yet before fleeing to germany 4 years ago the charges centered on a 2015 article that accused turkey's intelligence service of illegally sending weapons to syria. let's get the latest on the story with dorian jones in istanbul hi dorian so the sentence is 27 years in jail what do you make of this. well i think the severity of the sentence will come as a shock in turkey given the fact that this report of smuggling arms to syria will already in the public domain have been widely reported in other social media outlets but given the fact the turkish president rejected a further one a bit of personally intervene into the case saying that he expected to be severely punished will lead to the expectation that the severity of the sentence will not be such a surprise and given the fact that we are seeing severe sentences in relation to
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the altering of freedom of speech earlier this month the kurdish member of parliament of the h.t.t.p. party she. was sentenced to 22 years in prison for a speech she made so it is seen now very much room as the norm these severe sentences that aren't out of meat will have a chilling effect on reporting in turkey turkey according to the us based committee to protect journalists this month rule found that turkey was the 2nd worst jail in the world with $37.00 reporters currently in jail so this sentence will only add to the feeling that independent reporting carry severe risks it can and will gender and as lawyers appeal the sentence. well yes the option c. of appeal is open to lawyers it's unclear whether they will take up the opportunity his lawyers will boycotting the airings today saying that the trial was a sham so it is unclear walty lawyers will do going forward. will now
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step up its efforts to extradite who is currently in thailand and where he's carrying on his independent journalist activities which are very critical of the government in tokyo prating a radio station a web page which does have a great deal of following in the country and this will undoubtedly lead to surface trade between i'm from berlin and paris very critical of the failure of what it sees as not in for a futile to return many people who have been accused and convicted of terror offenses you mentioned that the strain ties between onkar and berlin how do you think people abroad to countries abroad should see this sentence well certainly this will add to stir the strains between turkey in the european union e.u. has been increasingly concerned over what it sees as the lack of judicial freedom in this country in the way that huge issue has been used for political purposes yesterday the european court of human rights issued a very damning indictment calling for the immediate release of the leader of
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turkey's pro kurdish h.t.t.p. slots in them attach think he is on going to tension was unacceptable president one today is dismissed so school saying that they are not bound by these decisions on daschle this will lead to further calls in europe for sanctions possibly features used against turkey and also pressure from the united states with the president elect joseph biden who's also being very critical of turkey's human rights record so pressure will be building on turkey in this conviction of the end all will only add to those calls for action against iraq daryn jones reporting from istanbul thank you very much. tensions are rising in the central african republic ahead of the country's presidential election this sunday the un security council has condemned what it called violence perpetrated by armed groups and militias in the run up to the election incumbent thrust an ash on to her there is seeking another term in office but in the last few
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days there have been reports of an alleged to plot by militants oil to the former president francois busies who was overthrown in 2013 the militants are said to have seized control of towns outside of the capital bangui were wonder and russia have sent troops to help counter the rest some religious leaders are trying to frame the standoff as a clash between christians and muslims here's more. was. it's prayer time in the up illimitable who would in benghazi it's here we meet in mom was a lady. we muslims we have no right to wage war. sees the conflict broke out in 2013 but in mom together with other religious leaders has traveled across the country preaching a message of peace he says religion has never been the cause of the fighting in the christian majority country did its politics we both know to bring some profit in
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the conflict in ca our had been likened to an interlude just conflict ladies you know you know religion had nothing to do with it. the main actors are politicians they are the only ones who can give valid reasons for the situation in the central african republic. and groups of controlled large spots of the country sees the treaty if it's in civil war and there's been an increase in violence in the run up to the elections the government has accused the former president. of joining forces with rebels on attempting a coup. meanwhile the leaders of appealed for peace urging all parties to stop the violence and secure a peaceful election look at the central african people want to go to the elections it is the democratic regime that chooses its leader to bring light to illuminate the voice of an entire people the church indicates through the proclamation of the
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gospel whenever the mass is celebrated the word of god is also proclaim we pray that peace will be restored and that citizens will be able to freely exercise their right to vote. did have your business with chris colfer up next.
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