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this is d.w. news live from berlin britain's prime minister shuts down his country boris johnson instructs people to stay longer in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus the lockdown will last at least 3 weeks also coming out a warning from the head of the world health organization. the bunbury cuse accelerating new cases of covert 19 keep rising globally in some places that are at the faster pace of the ws there is still time to change the trajectory of the.
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pounds pressure builds to postpone the tokyo lympics the japanese prime minister acknowledges for the 1st time that the summer games may be delayed heat as canada and australia say they won't send us. i merely said i must and welcome britain's prime minister has announced a nationwide lockdown to fight covert 19 boris johnson told the british people the government is shutting nonessential shops and services and banning gatherings of more than 2 people let's listen then from this evening i must give the british people a very simple instruction you must stay at home. because the critical thing we must do to stop the disease spreading between households that is why people only be allowed to leave their home for the following very limited purposes. the
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basic necessities as infrequently as possible one form of exercise a day for example. with members of your household any medical need to provide care or to help a vulnerable person and travelling to and from work but only when this is absolutely necessary and can't be done from home. for more on that let's talk to the w.c. a lot of parts in london tell us a nationwide lockdown also in the u.k. now tell us more about the details well life is about to change prime minister boris johnson asked all people told to stay home for and they can only leave their homes for 4 reasons he set to go to work to help to get medical help if needed to go for exercise in the park once
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a day so those are the reasons that people are able to leave their home otherwise there will be fines and the police will be enforcing those rules another thing that is different in the u.k. from other european countries is that people who are vulnerable and the elderly are told to stay home to self isolate for 12 weeks now starting from today they've been called by their doctors and nurses to tell them to self isolate so is this kind of for you turn for boris johnson now. well critics have said that boris johnson acted tough heartedly and too late but he himself has always said that he would do the right measures at the right time and now the time has come for that nationwide lockdown he has gradually. introduced
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stricter measures over time closing pubs and restaurants before the weekend but as we've seen this weekend also people were still hitting the beaches hundreds of people were gathering in the parks and the social distancing rules were not at all followed so now has come the time for that national lockdown so a lot of parts in london thank you so much. the head of the world health organization says the covert 1000 virus continues to outpace efforts to contain this and that cases of the infection i accelerated more than 16000 people around the world have died of the infection he is well the head of the just a few hours ago more of the city 100 cows and cases of corporate 19 have now been reported to double. from almost every country in the world that's heartbreaking
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the pond is accelerating it took 67 days from the 1st reported case to reach the 1st 100000 cases. 11 days for the 2nd 100000 cases just 4 days for this. 100000 cases. and he has some more of the latest developments on the global covert 1000 pandemic for the 2nd straight day italy has posted figures suggesting the spread of covert 19 in the country is slowing down italy's europe's haddest had country un secretary general antonio terrace has called for an immediate global ceasefire that's to protect vulnerable people in conflict zones from the ravages of the virus and britain supreme court building is closing justices will switch to video
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conferencing to hear cases and hand down judgements in germany the country's leading public health institution the robot cult institute says new data suggests that the rise in corona virus cases might be leveling off here and for now concerns that chance that i'm going to america may have caught the virus has been dispelled . tourist magnets like the brandenburg gate should be buzzing with locals and visitors but lockdown may just mean people are after those only for essential reasons like going to work shopping king the dog. but germany's robert costa institute says there's reason to be cautiously optimistic that the measures are working. for. the indian 2000 we are seeing signs that the exponential growth curve is flattening off slightly but i will only be able to confirm this trend definitively on wednesday definitive kind of but i am optimistic
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that the measures are already having an effect which is very early because they've only been in place for a week. to find. scenes like these from just last week i think of the past for now anyway chancellor merkel is in quarantine at home she's been tested after contact with an infected doctor that test came back negative but she'll be tested regularly in the coming days meanwhile she's telling working finance minister all of scholtz will be covering some of her duties he's a vice chancellor has asked me to speak for her in the pond as tag on wednesday and we will manage this. however i believe that this is a very important sign that this infection can hit every one of us we are very vulnerable as human beings and you know one is protected from this. after today's virtual cabinet meeting the government announced a further financial aid package worth $156000000000.00 euros it's
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a break with germany's rules on strict budgetary discipline to take strawberry times require extraordinary measures. and to the u.s. now in the pentagon says it's preparing to deploy field hospitals to new york and seattle to national hotspots of the covert $1000.00 outbreak but defense secretary mike espy also said the global pandemic could impact u.s. military readiness new york is america's worst affected city where partial lockdown is in place authorities there say some 1800 patients are hospitalized with the virus the number. basis nationwide has reached almost 42000 with more than 570 deaths. from on the topic let's not talk to our washington correspondent out of a salad about donald trump just gave a press briefing where he stressed again that he would not let the cure be worse than the problem what does that say about his way of dealing with this tri says.
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he's contradicting his experts 1st of all these also contradicting himself to a certain extent but 1st and foremost he's trying he's afraid to lose his reelection and he even implied that in the press conference when he was praising the strong economy saying that this was all his achievement and that's now all taken away due to the coronal pandemic that's how he's putting it the problem is the president comes facing here is that the job approval rates have always been quite low except one field and that is the economy now ironically the all the measures put in place to fight the coronavirus are bad for the economy so all those lockdowns and stay in place shelter in place all of us have essentially one result in that is the unemployment is going up in the stock markets are going down and that is all reducing his chances of getting reelected again so what we saw here today is president trump getting slightly nervous the u.s.
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military will help out with medical equipment is that proof of how desperate the situation is in the u.s. right now. we are certainly is proved that the health system is increasingly overwhelmed in some cities and in new york city 1 mayor de blasio said that the city could run out of supplies as early as next week so there's a shortage of ventilators of mass and certainly also of hospital beds in particular are in intensive care units and that is where the military could fill in at the same time as politicians are trying to appeal to the to the american public to take this virus seriously. that in spite of locked in many cities people were seen in parts and new york's governor andrew cuomo use some very dramatic words to describe the situation and he said that the real crisis in the united states hasn't even started yet. but efforts to advance
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a trillion dollar rescue off the u.s. economy failed in congress today for the 2nd time why can't democrats and republicans agree on such a basic measure in crisis times it's an ideological divide and that shows again how strained the relationship between republicans and democrats is at this point a century the democrats are trying to demand that the financial aid that's this cost is used to protect workers and to avoid layoffs and the republicans allegedly are putting the corporations 1st and that is all very frustrating for the american public because they look at 2 parties who can't cooperate even in such a dramatic situation like the one we're experiencing right now. out of us that in washington thank you so much. it's becoming increasingly likely that the tokyo lympics theater take place in july and august will be postponed because of the
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coronavirus several qualifying events are already canceled and pressure has been growing on authorities to consider didn't they today japan's prime minister shinzo abby acknowledged that rescheduling the games may be the only feasible course of action for weeks needed japan knew the international olympic committee was prepared to countenance it now prime minister shinzo abi has tabled the possibility of postponement but obviously that. if the circumstances make it impossible to hold the games as planned then we have no choice but to consider postponing the. i.o.c. president thomas back had been playing for time saying on sunday that the decision would be made within the next 4 weeks but pressure from athletes and associations has grown massively canada became the 1st country to announce that they would not send any athletes to the games shortly followed by australia where the local m.p. committee is demanding a delay. it gives certainly to the athletes to get into our sports and that's the
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most important thing over the weekend in japan where public life is yet to be restricted as in other countries 50000 people gathered to catch a glimpse of the olympic flame the country is experiencing a growth in coronavirus case numbers and experts have been warning of the danger of a wave of infections similar to those seeded europe plans are now being made to scale back the olympic torch relay due to start on thursday for the games themselves postponement is looking increasingly inevitable. the finals also here for champions league and europa league competitions has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic finals today that the 2 finals along with the final of the women's champions league competition would be rescheduled due to the ongoing health crisis in europe no new dates were set for the showpiece matches which had been scheduled to take place and make the european championships have
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already been delayed until next year and all of europe's major domestic leagues are currently suspended for an uncertain length of time. in the last few weeks it's become a popular way to get through self isolation with others saying from your balcony here in germany they're even making up across the nation i'm here. in the land of me talking there could only be the great composers ode to joy from his 9 symphony musicians amateurs and professionals joined up to create a nationwide symphony orchestra on sunday evening. 250 years anniversary of beethoven's. and remind of the top story we're following for you british prime minister boris johnson has ordered
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a new. to slow the spread of the new coronavirus britons to stay at home with only a few exceptions. you're watching the news from berlin wall coming at the top of the hour and don't forget you can get all the latest news and information on our website that's called i mean phenomenal thanks for watching. whatever it takes. a running. mate.

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