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court of the. drones are deployed to enforce a lockdown in the united kingdom as police are given extra powers to contain the spread of covert 90. delivery service is a fear for the safety of the staff as they supplies go in while white collar workers stay at home. and rush forth from covert 19 is the government puts tougher restrictions in place we hear from a russian pediatric surgeon and w h l advice. for me this is a test a few man it really we are for the most important lesson for us is to rebuild the
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health care system. bringing you the latest global news headlines thanks for joining us here on r.t. international. first take an overview of the cove in 1900 number of confirmed cases worldwide is now approaching 600000 that is up 20 percent over the past 24 hours the virus has claimed more than 27000 lives and so far 133000 people have recovered. well let's start with news from the u.k. where the government has been ramping up its coronavirus containment measures police have been given new powers deploying drones to ensure that citizen stick to
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the rules and stay at home. will the video message was posted by police in the county of darbyshire it urges people to avoid all nonessential movement and includes walking the dog in the pig district or going for a long hike and instagram as are singled out they're told not to go out of the way to get a good selfie disease arlie has been putting the lock down rules to the test. one of the conditions to be allowed to go out. for stanton said people can go out in order to have an exercise once a day. and ironically you've probably seen this part busier than ever. there's
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a game behind me. the parks full of people going for a walk just before sundown. it's almost like. this. crisis coronavirus crisis is. affecting that people are actually maybe socializing more and going for walks that they wouldn't normally do and getting more in touch with nature. in ways that they wouldn't normally. outdoor exercise machines. see that aside i've been knocked off and the police and police tape all over the police do not cross. has been a lot of crime taking place here a lot of murders or the police have been busy keeping people away or even if people are in the park they're not using the machines that use in the play ground slide swings and so on and so forth to the extent people are keeping to the rules of the
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lockdown just destroyed by an officer here bob agreed not to put him on camera how hard he finally gets in force in the city. itself people have to do something for hands off of the money not being too cautious people. but sure there's a place to. do it just like it. was governments around the world come up with new ways of fighting the pandemic there a face that things might never get back to normal i guess they have looks at how the global lockdown might change our lifes. this pandemic will and already it is changing us society i do mean the economy or social distancing i mean privacy freedoms these are now a danger to our health this isn't about judgment condemnation or endorsement this is a global health crisis many lives are at stake and desperate times call for desperate
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measures but look and see what's happening before our very own eyes troops and armored vehicles on the streets of western cities drools patrolling cities and ordering civilians to return to their homes. ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah. nationwide look downs police and troops detaining civilians for violating curfews a lot in the middle east or china but in europe and italy alone more than $100000.00 people have been charged for violating the law act out drones monitor citizens from
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above where they walk their dogs where they park where they congregate governments attending neighbors and friends and family to report each other if they find out someone violated quarantine we have created an online report in port au where people can submit a form to advise of and a gathering that are not in it here is with the guidance and easy to demand on one on one all of this was completely unimaginable a few months ago but it's all about stopping the virus at whatever cost. in the fight against this senator a crisis it is paramount that we anticipate the spread of the pandemic and its likely peak in each country in israel they started tracking people's movements with their phones to catch those violating quarantine or to warn people who have been someone who was infected in america in europe in russia they're talking about doing
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the same thing mobile phones have been turned into tracking devices for our own good they say it's hard to argue with that and personally for the duration of the crisis i don't mind my question isn't when this will end this total control my question is will it head and the european data protection supervisor of stresses that such developments usually do not contain the possibility to step back when the emergencies go how often the governments or police give up powers you don't need me to answer that you know full well yourself we're all afraid we're all confused and worried for our loved ones fear has gripped world our society because of that we have given up without complaint our freedoms to our governments for our own good i'm not here to judge i'm only stating the obvious
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with the hope that when this nightmare is over and that fear passes will get our freedoms back. italy has recorded almost a 1900 deaths in just a single day that's the highest figure since the start of the outbreak hospitals there are under huge strain as admissions continue to soar an intensive care unit in the northern italian city of brush is now running at 5 times capacity we heard from a doctor there who said that the medics are having to improvise in order to save lives. but out of hospitals at the forefront of many aspects of treatment and intensive therapy we have suddenly found ourselves having to invent new treatments and use new machinery that we would have never used in a normal condition about 2 thirds of the patients spend a long period in intensive care. the number of beds has to be consciously increased because there are always more people coming in than being discharged i spend 13 to
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14 hours a day here at the hospital my colleagues have tripled their duties and are working night shifts to cope with the influx of patients. in the new reality of self isolation millions of white collar workers get to work remotely but for most blue collar workers that's not an option that includes delivery services and unions in europe have raised concerns about the safety of their staff with more details these are the charlotte ski. just a few weeks ago they were deemed unskilled workers i'm talking about the people who stack supermarket shelves or deliver our groceries books clothes and gadgets now it's covert 900 forces us to hunker down in our homes they have become alongside health professionals some of the most essential workers of our time without those people we wouldn't be able to run as a nation we wouldn't have an economy and people won't be able to cook food on the
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table we just various clutches tissue. rolls of toilet rolls we've always done. in getting these products out. just like doctors and nurses who are fighting a war against this virus delivery drivers are also putting themselves on the front line and potentially at risk of be lying if i wasn't if i was saying that it wasn't . especially with everything else in the media well we've obviously implemented a lot of protective measures and social distancing to make sure that they're not as much risks and that we so many minds as these new key workers are ensuring essential and non essential deliveries many of those who once considered important stock at home either an able to be economically active or at best working remotely
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the french and british governments are amongst those that have offered to cover a significant proportion of their wages to people who can't be in their place of work during the lockdown unions warned that this led to a feeling of inequality. there is an impression of inequality between blue and white collar workers. truck drivers delivery and postal workers those in trade and management many employees are in the front line mostly women and the working class and like the executives who shuddered when they didn't leave for their holiday homes this is causing more and more anger there's also concern that work is only possible if you're a so-called white collar worker so if you tend ball work as a salesperson in a clothes shop it's pretty impossible right now to continue that type of employment
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now these roles are often based on short term always 0 hours contracts meaning employers don't have to keep them on when they need to tighten their belts give food already took care. of such work if containment measures become the new norm while a vaccine is being sought could working itself why didn't economic inequality show that you can ski. paris. we got reaction to this story from political commentator close morality and market analyst craig. greeley is to to our economy is i don't throw away we're out of this in the next few months this is obviously our present situation in iraq and we are facing like this for a moment our it's the whole train obviousness which is really really vulnerable to
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these kinds of shocks and you know a little baby car and. i've gotten better because i'm going to where you go on same way and. governments can come together to support their citizens or the next few months or years right now through this pandemic what we're seeing is one of the benefits of being a white collar worker is that in many cases and that's not all cases but in many cases the. ability to work from home is much easier than maybe even offices previously envisaged were but now that we've been forced into the situation what we're learning the more i think what it continues to learn over the coming weeks is once you have the infrastructure in place and now many people will have the infrastructure in place it's actually watch more simple than what we previously envisaged meanwhile here in russia a 4th coronavirus patient has died the victim was a 56 year old woman she was a cancer survivor with only one lung russia now has more than
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a 1000 confirmed cases and to help contain the spread of the virus starting from today restaurants cafes and shops will be suspending their work only supermarkets and pharmacies remain open food in of the deliveries are still permitted the public parks have also been closed and earlier president putin announced their week long paid holiday for non essential workers we discussed the pandemic and russia's response with. russia's top pediatric surgeon and an expert at the world health organization he told us that this crisis is a test for humanity. sure humanity has endured other terrible appeared both the plague and cholera before this one we've had 3 other types of corona virus this is another one and will not last forever this is a new virus it will also pass but with was lost this is the question.
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with. the hype the fear mongering for russia i emphasize is not very relevant the situation in russia is not so tragic the media will not be able to ask the cas to russia i support the measures if a quarantine was imposed factories and transport would stop and this would cause a collapse that is worse than the virus. british didn't or that you know i'm not a fortune teller in a best case 2 or 3 months. for me this is a test a few manity how ready we are for upand damage if i were an examiner looking at what is happening in need to leave spain and other countries i would give a c.
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minus great the most important lesson for us is to rebuild the health care system we must be prepared for serious disasters we must be prepared for serious pandemics we must be prepared for serious terrorist attacks we must be prepared for everything and above all our health care system must be prepared this is health system is currently coping and isn't as overstretched is in some countries from workers are working around the clock to keep the virus and by including it one of moscow's main airports where 2 brothers decided to show their appreciation. it was him who decided to volunteer and give free coffee to all medical stuff in
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the airport workers who are in the vanguard of the fight against the corona virus in this country our idea is to help with all that we have we can make coffee so it's not difficult for us to do those tackling the virus. national day of constant we don't have any medical education so we can help them treat people the only thing we can do is make coffee and give some sweets to help them through this tough time the ultimate idea is that if we can help theoretically anyone can to. elsewhere doctors in the united states have been accused of stockpiling medication for themselves and their families and bring that story under this when we return.
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problem with having too many claims of gold is really hitting the markets in a serious way people want their gold now because they realize that the money world is collapsing and then they go to get their gold and these exchanges where the. b.m.a. are saying no we don't have the gold actually. here and so that's causing people to they want their gold even more than all the countries that have repatriated their gold ever since we told germany that they don't even have the gold on their own soil then they repatriated their gold now everyone wants to repatriate they want their gold back and sell the physical price of gold is now zooming higher and the paper price soon will become a meaningless price. believing weird things by the way it's
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called superstition or magical thinking believing weird things like that is not a bug in the system it's a feature it comes equipped in the software of our program to try to connect things in the environment just in case there's a real connection. welcome back the coronavirus pandemic starting to take hold in the palestinian territories and doctors in gaza have warned of an impending catastrophe we've really quick to cope after years of living on to these really blockade the details his middle east correspondent pull the slip. i'm standing at the checkpoint between jerusalem and the occupied west bank city of bethlehem every day until recently thousands of crowds would queue here the large crowds the poor ventilation was the perfect
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opportunity for the coronavirus to sprayed the israeli army is now closing or checkpoints and at the same time it's tossed the police with trying to stop the spread of the virus however in the case of gaza people they will find themselves trapped in a dainty populated strip with a fragile health care system which according to the united nations has been crumbling away before the pandemic but the last 3 in the gaza and the west bank are fragile areas due to the continue siege there has been deteriorating all our medical capabilities for the 14th year and a row it's meant the gaza strip has lost all its basic facilities which provide health and human interest here and that's the condition and which today we're facing this virus won't be able to fight this problem if we don't receive significant need for the health sector especially medical supplies and i see. the world health organization which visited gaza this week also gave its verdict the strips failing health care system will not be able to deal with
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a pandemic or law rather even superpowers couldn't control these waters not to mention the high density of population here which can lead to a severe escalation of the pandemic so. the situation here now is harder than during any war we had before we've witnessed 3 of them that this scenario is definitely worse. we ask all concerned countries to show a bit of humanity and stand with us we don't have enough money to buy those masks we buy only one per day and even this not everybody can afford it most people can only buy food and most of the youth are unemployed despite this so far as he's in gaza are trying to be prepared for whatever is coming they are building a common team saying. to host up to 500 people while issue factory in the west bank has now switched to making medical masks it's reportedly the only place in the area that produces the vital protection israel also apparently understands the severity
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of the problem is they will deliberate hundreds of medical kits to the enabling observation of the virus also there are joint tutorials and professional medical workshops participated both by israeli and palestinian medical staff where they are given the knowledge regarding the virus and probert in dealing with it but with a population of more than 2000000 people it's clearly not enough and guard service calling for the united nations and international community to provide it with urgent aid to battle the crisis in 2013 the american pluck bester world war z. it predicted that a common enemy a zombie plague would force israelis and palestinians to unite and end the decades long conflict it remains to be seen with a covered 19 can do the same. r t m checkpoint we asked the israeli authorities to comment on the situation and we will let you know if we receive a response journalist gideon levy says that israelis are now getting
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a taste of what life is like for palestinians. for many years israel is heard about their reality of course through heard about the reality in which people move from one place to the other heard about petro of birth or soft soldiers and policemen in villages in streets in cities but they've never experienced it and now all of a sudden it's becoming a reality in our hometowns in our cities in our villages what we are doing to the palestinians for over 50 years now is becoming grid. our reality it is the un comparable because what they fear. is routine is still 100 times worse than what we are now facing in our closure but i hope that some israelis will make their miller g.
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and remember that we are doing it for so many years the palestinians maybe now we understand a little bit more about the situation. united states has the most covert 1000 cases in the world now exceeds 104000 that's up from 85000 just yesterday more than 1500 americans have died from the virus ventilators original supply president sort of the automotive giant general motors to produce the devices for coronavirus patients he accused the company in fact of wasting time he says fast action is needed in order to save u.s. lives while officials across the country said that the situation in hospitals is desperate john the reports from miami. basques you know that and i do 5 mask we've talked so much about over the past few weeks surgical gloves and of course ventilators among other things running out in fact as we've seen and continue to
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hear about medical professionals from florida to new york new york to california expressing their frustration about not having enough people that were being zaya that they'll need more and all those things the gallons the gloves the face mask the ventilators will eventually run out as they continue to be besieged by new coronavirus cases there's been the contention between the governors of various states most notably governor andrew cuomo of new york charlie baker of massachusetts and president trump and other federal officials about adequate supplies being delivered by the federal government to the various states or or that are available as of now well today president tweeted 1000 and i'm assuming this is a typo but 1000 of federal government the liver ventilators found in new york storage new york must distribute now in texas the associated press shot video of 750095 masks just sitting in a houston warehouse basically in limbo because the governor of texas accuse the
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distributor of price gouging something the warehouse owner that distributed denies doing but instead saying that he sold them the willing businesses or individuals who planned to distribute them to health care workers and or hospitals like that remains to be seen we don't have really more details on that but president trump has essentially told states to order their own p.p.s. rather than rely on the federal stockpile which is something that governor baker said that his state did expressing his frustration during comments to the media listen to this. i stand here is someone who is a confirmed orders for millions of pieces of gear evaporate in front of us and i can't tell you how frustrating it is you know we know how other orders that are outstanding. are probably quote unquote confirmed but we've literally got to the point where the basic position is until the until the thing shows up here in the turmoil of the mess that doesn't exist. but i'm telling you people are spending
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hours and hours and hours trying to get this stuff year new york there really seems to be at this point as far as this overall issue disconnect between governor cuomo sconce yesterday during his press availability that the state's hospitals are now stocked up on p.p.s. and the head of new york state nursing association basically the union representing all the nurses and says that the governor is wrong that nurses are having a really is their equipment because of the ongoing shortage is so while that debate continues so does this ongoing fight for more ventilators. meanwhile some doctors in the u.s. have reportedly started to stockpile medication for themselves and their families that's according to pharmacy regulators in several states the new restrictions a big imposed on how much medication one person can buy we heard from 2 pharmacy board members about the crisis. initials scripts the pharmacists reported to us were filled for large quantities the report was the prescriptions were written for
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$180.00 tablets with 6 refills for the physicians and members of their families and the pharmacist a regular patients who were on this medication routinely for other indications and that they were concerned that they would not have enough medication or the patients who have been stabilized on this medication because of this type of prescribe being board a pharmacy promulgated a new rule that prevents pharmacists from dispensing more than a 14 day supply to any one patient unless they were previously established on the medication and that those patients can't get their usual refill we just wanted to. tell the pharmacies what they you know give guidance to them for dispensing the medication so that there would not be shortages for patients who are being treated for things like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and that needed to medication and marty established on those drugs. keeping you out across the
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