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i look at those 2 problems and make them one solution. valley $6.00 to $13.00 on g.w. . this is news live from berlin growing anger in chile as latin america has declared a new coronavirus hot spot and. desperate families forced to find new ways to make ends meet in an economy battered by the pandemic also coming up. more than $100.00 are feared dead after an airliner crashes in a crowded city neighborhood in pakistan among the victims for families traveling
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together to celebrate the eve holiday. and out in the sunshine celebrating the views you know the locked up pub or looters are enjoying their new freedoms. welcome to the program i'm aaron hilton the world health organization is warning that latin america has become a new flashpoint of covert 19 infections are rising sharply chile has more than 60000 cases that's the 3rd highest number in the region after brazil in peru in chile the growing frustration over the lock down and job losses is rekindling anger behind recent anti-government protests. fernanda is shopping not for herself but for those who have stopped going to the supermarket because of the threat of the coronavirus fernanda is an actress but lost work because of the pandemic she took
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this new job to help make ends meet i used. to write i feel you. know like most of the dying but now i don't have money to pay for. fernandez and her partner ignazio have a son ignazio a musician now gives lessons online but their household income doesn't suffice to pay all the bills like many chileans they're worried about the future. last year thousands in chile took to the streets to protest against injustice and poverty. their anger has returned now that the pandemic has made the crisis even worse. when you leave the fear of seeing one's family members die or loved ones die the fear of one's own death this has given way to the fear of hunger and insecurity.
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the government is searching for solutions president sebastian pinera has announced a comprehensive aid program the poorest 2 and a half 1000000 families will soon receive food but members of chile's middle class like fernand and of our own feel left out and the corona virus has not stopped spreading in chile. now for more i'm joined by john bartlett a correspondent in santiago chile john it's good to have you on the program now as we heard there are food aid is being prepared for the hardest hit families but is it enough to stave off the economic fallout from the pandemic. yes thank you for having me on i think it's very difficult question to answer i think the very early days the party going to go in terms of the actual you know that the handing out of the food. it went to 32 districts i think today in santiago it's going to be going to go around over the weekend in the capital and then over the next week we're
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going to be going to see food given to people across the country i think it's very difficult to know what the economic consequence of all this is going to be obviously were on the back of it just by the 7 months of social process and the tensions that both groups are very much oversold so it's been very difficult and i think we saw some footage there at the protests so i'm. in santiago and over this. now let's stay with the protests there just for a minute it we've seen these violent protests returned to chile in recent days is that likely to continue given how quickly the virus is spreading there. think it's a very dangerous precedent when anything i think we've seen that despite circumstances people willing to go out still have cause to go. and they should never really been the case i don't think people felt the need to going to the coast that is a column's the streets and risks that are in their own safety without enough
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without sufficient aid from the. relatively quickly the government really really steps up the the 8 the aid program and financial aid which is fairly modest at the moment. and the food aid as well but i think the protest movement is we've seen over the last week it's very much there were people taken the. protest indoors for now there's been a lot of online conversation going on a lot of these kind of online meetings with people being kind of discussing the problems and what they want to see from the chile the protest movement is being isolated little bit and now that we've got the constitutional referendum coming up in 25th of october this year which was delayed for from last month originally so i think everything's going to ramp up again. to start. with all this and. you know just briefly if you could is the country's medical system prepared to deal with an outbreak of this size. in a word no i think it's very difficult to see how the health system is going to be
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going to deal with this we've already got i think the latest i saw was 93 percent of the intensive care beds ventilates is nationwide to reduce at the moment already so that some see quite a quite troubling statistic to. have to see if you know it works but not when all the peak of the of the. by any stretch i think would be the disparities between the capacity in the regions outside of the company in the countryside and also with the indigenous population in chile as well we're seeing that the pandemic if anything is exacerbating and failing again with the inequalities that brought millions of people into the streets so i think it's difficult to see this it's difficult to see this. going well over 'd the next couple of weeks as we reach the peak but i think we're already starting to see a situation where the government transposing patients out of santiago whether they be 80 percent of the cases being treated in other cities but this capacity at least
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for now so that's the that's the water all right some sobering information john bartlett covering the story from us for us right now rather in chile thank you for that. a passenger jet carrying the early 100 people has crashed in a busy neighborhood in pakistan's biggest city. there are 2 confirmed survivors with everybody else on board feared dead. also killed on the ground among the victims are whole families who were traveling home together for the holiday it's thought engine failure may have caused the crash. smoke rises from a dense neighborhood outside karate residents heard an explosion and felt the impact of a crash soon word spread a passenger plane had gone down among shops schools and houses. i saw lots of smoke in the sky from the rooftop of my house so i ran toward the
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scene and saw the wreckage of the plane's cockpit and the body of a pilot inside. of it as. emergency personnel arrive to search for bodies in the charred wreckage of the airbus a $320.00 which had crushed houses and was wedged in a narrow street. but. there were children men women elderly inside the plane when it took up from the runway again they started shouting and crying everyone started praying. to god this is. my seat number was. when the plane caught fire and fost my seatbelt and saw a light and i came out of the plane i jumped from a height of nearly 10 feet. after that the ambulance arrived and they took me to general hospital did you know. the cause of the crash is being investigated the pakistan international airlines flight from lahore to karate reported engine
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failure upon arrival pakistan had resumed domestic commercial flights earlier this week ahead of the muslim holiday adolf iter marking the end of ramadan prime minister imran khan tweeted his condolences to the victims' families saying he was shocked and saddened by the crash and that he would initiate an inquiry into the disaster. local authorities say a small number of passengers survived but they fear a high number of casualties as doctors report dozens of victims among the neighborhoods residents. let's take a look at some other stories making news around the world. china's plan to impose a new secure or new national security law in hong kong has sparked fresh anger beijing says the law aimed to curb so vention and separatism in the chinese territory but local lawmakers and pro-democracy campaigners fear the authorities will use the measures against them. president donald trump has
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ordered u.s. states to allow the reopening of places of worship classifying them as essential services churches synagogues and mosques have been closed under stay at home orders trump warned he would override any governors who failed to follow his order. the world health organisation and unicef say that global health emergency has interrupted immunization programs putting 80000000 children at risk a new report warns that lockdown measures have caused many countries to suspend vaccinations for measles polio and cholera. the top adviser to british prime minister boris johnson is accused of breaking lockdown rules dominic cummings allegedly traveled hundreds of kilometers to his parents' home while suffering symptoms of covert 19 the guidance says people should stay in their main home and not visit relatives. and seen in britain people arriving in the
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u.k. from abroad will soon have to self isolate for 14 days. all international arrivals will have to provide details of where they will be staying anyone caught in breach of the pointing rules could be fined a 1000 pounds some essential workers and people traveling from the republic of ireland will be exempt the aviation and tourism sectors are warning that the new restrictions could end air travel but the government says the move is necessary to curb new infections. now we are past the peak of this virus we must take steps to go out against imported cases churkin a resurgence of this deadly disease and as the transmission rate across the united kingdom fools on the number of travelers arriving in the u.k. begins to increase importunate case it could begin to pose a larger and increased threat here's a look at some of today's other coronavirus developments a new study says the malaria drug pushed by president trump eyedrops the
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chloroquine does not help treat the virus and could make heart problems worse turkey has impose its 1st nationwide lockdown ahead of the eve holiday celebrating the end of the muslim fasting month of ramadan the number of infections in africa has now topped 100000 with south africa reporting the most and mexico has canceled the rest of its soccer season without crowning the winner a 1st in the league's history. the pandemic in europe appears to be slowing despite the us killing situation around the world people here in the german capital are welcoming the chance to savor the sunshine as temperatures climb and the government rolls back lock down restrictions. spring on sun in berlin restaurants are open again shops playgrounds and cafes to and germans both young and old a making the most of it the country continues to ease restrictions on there is
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a sense that public life here has almost returned back to normal. when you walk around hocks like this one here in berlin or around neighborhoods where people are enjoying themselves having lunch outdoors or drinking coffee you may easily forget that only a few weeks ago the situation here in germany was very different back then people had been asked to remain mostly indoors you do get the impression that people here a much more relaxed now and that is for many a matter of concern. but leno's are clearly enjoying their regains freedoms but they are also skeptical. when the skit i think it's going too fast because i think there might be a 2nd wave come close all its momentum now in the cafe it is quite ok but i miss the gym and the clubs i have mixed feelings on a mission since all and all i have to say it's a bit too early with all that has happened before. despite these concerns germany
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seems to have the outbreak mostly under control and a vast majority of those who have tested positive for the coronavirus have since recovered nevertheless chancellor merkel has said people should remain vigilant as even though it would be depressing if we had to go back to restraint sions that we all want to leave behind because we want too much too fast. a clear warning as the country reopens i'm just months leave their homes to enjoy the warm weather italy has also begun cautiously easing into lockdown restrictions in rome people have been enjoying their 1st evening drinks with friends in more than 2 months. many came out to enjoy the aperitif hour under the watchful eye of the police. troopers are supposed to wear masks and keep 2 metres apart not everyone stuck strictly to the new guidelines but there was general agreement that the gradual
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return to more normal daily life is most welcome. you're up to date and you're watching t w news we'll have more at the top of the hour don't forget you can keep up to date with all the latest news on our web site that's d.w. dot com and you can follow us on twitter and instagram as well. i mean untold number one thanks for watching. combating the corona pandemic. where does research stand. what are scientists learning. background information and news. hour carona update. covert 19 special and next on.

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