several countries prepared to lift the log downs but the world health organization says restrictions have to stay in place warning premature steps could be disastrous . european leaders failed to strike a deal on a massive new financial stimulus which would have included joint e.u. debts for the worst hit nations. and it is made dies of covert 19 at the prison where wiki leaks founder julian assange is being held while the u.k. court rules that his extradition trial will go ahead despite the ongoing lockdown.
here with your world's news day this is r.t. international great to have you with us. let's begin with the latest figures on the covert 19 pandemic the number of cases worldwide 'd has now surpassed warm point 4083000 people have lost their lives the united states has the largest number of infections followed by spain and italy and worldwide 309000 people have recovered from the disease. first to france where the death toll from covert 19 is now past 10000 the health minister there has warned that the peak hasn't yet arrived and that the nationwide lockdown will have to continue the world health organization has supported that view saying any countries that lift restrictions to worley could trigger a new wave of the pandemic. has more from paris. 4 weeks into
lockdown in france and the country's economy is being brought to its knees will probably be more than the minus 2.2 percent in 2009 versus the magnitude of the economic shock. as the pandemics taken a stranglehold on the country's health it's been tightening the noose around its economy too with suggestions that taken a nosedive of more than a 3rd or normal an annual g.d.p. is predicted to drop by 3 percent for every month the lockdown on this is a crisis like no other. never in the history of the i.m.f. we have witnessed the world economy coming to a stand still. we are now in recession it is where you were 6. and the global financial crisis that stark warning
has whipped up a frenzy amongst global leaders with calls for an immediate and coo warton ated international action to stage the fight back in 2008 to $10.00 the immediate economic crisis could be surmounted when the economic fault line and the capitalization of the global banking system was tackled now however the economic emergency will not be resolved until the health emergency is effectively addressed the health emergency will not end simply by conquering the disease in one country alone but by ensuring recovery from covert 19 countries the world's economy has come to a judge to ring halt the question is how does it power up again in china with the virus 1st hit the lockdown has lifted with business is going back to work but how to return to some semblance of normality is also being asked here in europe austria
is set to become the 1st country to ease restrictions but the government there is warning there are still months of restrictions ahead keep to the measures avoid social contacts keep your distance and public spaces germany is also drawing up a war next plan it includes mandatory masks in public and a limit on gatherings but some schools are in shops are expected to reopen in france there have been rumblings about the end of the lockdown which is tentatively scheduled for next week but the health minister has already warned that confinement remains necessary we can see that the worsening of the epidemic is being curbed by containment and the measures put in place but it is continuing so we are not at the end of our efforts for now rules in france are still being tightened with some cities and towns set to make masks come. poll story while outdoor exercise in paris
between 10 am and 7 pm is now banned a return to normality is clearly far from near and the world health organization is also urging not to end to measures too soon it's like when you're sick if you get out of bed too soon and start running too soon you risk a relapse and complications governments face tough choices ahead between an attempt to try and keep people safe but not kill off their economies the only thing that is perhaps clear is that 2020 is the door of a very different model nehra the whole economy of the world is is for some and it's only gradually that we've got a pickup and i think it's going to be much worse than people expect it's not going to last for another month probably 3 or 4 months minimum before things pick up
gradually for the economy there is definitely a possibility you're saying the same scenario of having a double peak because people get out too quickly because it's spring time and people love to go out and go too close to their friends so governments need to be tough and they should stick to confinement at least for the dangerous groups like the senior citizens for a much longer time but for the younger people people who work or schools for example they could probably be reopened but they should be tested regionally the forest for example that's what they're thinking about i'm sure the governments are very careful they are afraid that this double dip and they will be very careful trying to do anything. e.u. countries are photo reach an agreement on a large scale stimulus to keep their economies afloat during the pandemic on tuesday finance ministers spent several hours trying to strike a compromise the several nations refused to support a plan for shared e.u.
debt into all of us the details. initially there was huge upset among citizens of spain italy over what they saw as a slow response to the coronavirus from the european union now what we see is the bloc struggling to come to a consensus over what of being called a bombs these would allow the debts that are being locked up to be sprayed even between member states spain italy and france are in favor germany austria and the netherlands very much against speaking on monday german chancellor angela merkel said that germany's economic future was tied to that of europe it's good. germany it will only do well in the long run if europe is doing well if you just look at how well we could reason to wind we are now experiencing what happens when the free movement of goods is not guaranteed therefore the answer can only be more
europe and the strongly europe and that europe works well all of its parts that is all its member states. angle of merkel favors using the 2012 european stability mechanism that was used during the previous financial crisis but that has left a brutal demand the french finance minister pulling his hair out saying that some countries will recover quicker than others using that route nothing would be worse for europe them for richard states to get off to a quick starts while others who cannot afford it start slowly we all need to recover at the same speed in order to guarantee the solidarity and unity of the eurozone and dock. common currency to go back to that idea of more europe that angle merkel was talking about well the european commission president is also a big fan of on the line putting forward a big european fiscal plan to try and tackle fallout from cova one thing many are
calling right now for something which is called as marshall plan well i think the european budget should be the marshall plan we are laying out together as a european union for the european people but also getting on side with the wartime metaphor it's been the spanish prime minister better sanches europe has to establish a wartime economy and put in place measures for the defense reconstruction and economic recovery in europe we can turn this crisis into not put unity to rebuild a much stronger european union european politicians are under a lot of pressure right now not only looking after the health of their citizens but knowing that if they fail to deal with this virus or perhaps even worse they're perceived to a failed to have dealt with this it could well lead to the rise of more extremist politics meg room believes that nothing will be quite the same again when it ends
there will be a great sober mood for populist war says on both the far and the left the room the european the global but he also believes there will be a desire for proven leaders and in the version to further disruption there's a lot of people focused right now on what will happen after the battle with the virus will we end up with a more powerful more unified european union or one that beset by extremists at both ends of the political spectrum be troll ferrante belin. telling his story in palo benedetti believes the tragedy unfolding in his country has revealed deep problems with the way that the european union operates. markets we need a stronger. stronger bigger national and with international we need a stronger bigger and within the regions we need
a stronger. local council because you can act against this plan and be on the lookout but it's very difficult to direct that informant so i understand in the centralized boy more the real. we would be so i think that we are taking advantage. of the expanded force the powers. at least one inmate has died of covert 19 belmarsh prison in the united kingdom where julian assange is being held to quickly found there has been behind bars since last may after he was evicted from the ecuadorian embassy in london and then arrested for skipping bail we spoke to kristen and current editor in chief of wiki leaks who's alarmed by conditions in belmarsh. well 2 weeks ago when he decided to not grant him bail the size of the fact that there was no cases of covert 2 inside
the prison in belle mars and she had full faith in the prison authorities in controlling the situation. only a few hours later that same afternoon the 1st instances were confirmed in belmont and they've been growing ever since and i am absolutely certain that their cases are much more than they are reported he has not been tested as most prisoners are now spending their time most of the day most of the entire day in there in the cells but in some instances they have to share cells of course. they try to move us a little and are forced not to move wild in the prisons or they are stripped of all our to vittie food is brought to the cells etc but the prison guards common go and they are the real danger of reading the call that inside the prison and that is probably what will happen and has already happened. a british court has ruled that
an extradition hearing for julian assange is will go ahead in may despite the current lockdown his lawyer had asked for a postponement he argued he's been unable to communicate with his client for 3 weeks because of the pandemic and that it will be impossible to hold a fair trial in may he made the request for a telephone conference call with westminster magistrates court the judge there refused saying it's too early to tell whether the courts will be operational in may we can exist question the court decision 2 weeks ago judge refused bail to julian a sandwich saying that he and all other prisoners would be safe in belmarsh prison today the b.b.c. is reporting 1st deaths in belmarsh with many other prisoners infected. it is absolutely absurd to not take into account the situation and not to move for the hearing which is planned for may 18th down the road
it's not just the situation probably will be still very bad and there's a lot of witnesses that have to fly it's not possible to continue with their presence in the courtroom also keep in mind that now for 3 weeks the lawyers have not been able to see do my songs they have not been able to meet him documents on and actually discuss the case how on earth can you continue as nothing has happened when the lawyers have not been able to confer with the client he was not even able to take part in the hearing of the video link because it's simply not safe to move around inside the prison if you go to a holding cells and then into the booth where other prisoners are using to appear via video link. united states has the world's fastest growing fatality rate because of covert 19 and african-americans are being disproportionately affected bringing the full story after this break.
what is the difference between embarrassing and elder abuse joe biden certainly excels at the former and maybe is the big game of the latter we are told mention of mental health is off limits to what degree is the public the right to know. i don't trust medical authority at all. and the reason for that is i had this horrible autoimmune disorder growing up and it turns out it was completely alleviated with very drastic dietary measures and i went to a number of doctors to discuss what happened to me and i was basically laughed at
like diet has nothing to do with autoimmune disorders so my suggestion to people who have health issues they can't figure out if they're going to see a medical professional and they've been going for 10 years and they're still in the same place they should probably take it upon themselves to start testing things out testing out diet testing out exercise and try and figure out things on their own. who. suffered by far since the start of the coronavirus and $1800.00 deaths were registered brings the total to will most $13000.00 the latest findings suggest that black americans are the worst affected demographic because of a range of fun to live more from experience. someone rich and famous referred to
the pandemic as being a great equalizer. doesn't care about. the great equalizer well the queen of pop was dead wrong as the united states tops the world in terms of coronavirus cases and voices compare it to $911.00 or pearl harbor it's anything but equal and who's being affected we are seeing the disparity because right now slightly more than 70 percent of all of our deaths are among african-americans and that's a state where less than a 3rd of the population is black these kinds of disproportionate results are playing out throughout the country in michigan african-americans are only 14 percent of the overall population but they are 40 percent of coronavirus deaths in illinois 15 percent of the population is black but so far african-americans account
for 29 percent of coronavirus cases and 42 percent of deaths the mayor of chicago a major city where african-americans represent over half of coronavirus cases and 70 percent of deaths did her best to explain the situation this is not just about racial and ethnic disparities in the outcomes the distribution of this disease is tells a story about resources in any quality a story about unequal health care access job access and community investment it would be naive and in fact scandals to ignore the point that the virus there is a disproportionately negative impact of one with low income and a low income one to new jersey and the low income puerto rican community and latino community kind of bit of a perfect agreement to boast of all you often sons of afraid to say so it 8. people in a native american whole living it sort of the world so yes this is
a question of a book quiet us and rates but it's not only in terms of direct introspection the unemployment rate is expected to go as high as possibly above 30 percent and for many african americans losing a job doesn't only represent loss of income it also represents a loss of health care this is a post from a nurse in new york city that went viral who's going to pay for it last words i'll never forget the response my patient goss' doubt between labored breaths to me and my team have to explain that he needs to be intubated and placed on a ventilator. if you test positive for coated 19 and require treatment you could be financially devastated hospital bills for coronavirus patients usually add up to between 42074004 those who are uninsured or for those who get treatment that is deemed out of network by their insurance company and even for those with insurance
using in network providers the out of pocket expenses can add up to $21000.00 or even 38 $1000.00 that's not a bill most americans can afford it because of our of for profit health system. hospitals have been closed clinics have been eliminated oh and you have a disproportionate number of core people who like those basic health services and so what we are saying with this condemning is that supports the fact that is the pandemic itself but the pandemic has exposed the structural contradictions of economic system this is a big issue that goes across communities it is a manifesto there's a radical way in black and brown in the digital communities because of the historic oppression of those communities but it also impacts of 4 whites in the white
working class of their real serious class current fictions in the u.s. that this pandemic is is exposing in a very graphic ways growing numbers of observers are saying that the u.s. mishandling of this crisis isn't simply about a shortage of masks and ventilators it's about the long standing inequalities and the irrationality of a profit based health care system haleb up and artsy new york. meanwhile don't chung claims the crisis in the united states is part of the fault of the world health organization has threatened to cut funding. the. w.h.o. that's world health organization receives their surveillance of money from the united states seem to be very china centric they missed a call they could have called it months earlier they would have known. and they should have known and they probably didn't and so we'll be looking into that very
carefully and we're going to put a hold on money spent to the w h o we're going to put a very powerful hold on it and we're going to see a regional director at the world health organization responded to that threat from donald trump saying that given the dire situation globally this is a bad time to discuss funding issues last year the w.h.o. had a budget of $5600000000.00 the u.s. contemplated almost a 10th of that back in january organization declared covert 19 a global health emergency and has been coordinating global efforts since then but it took trump until mid march to declare an emergency on u.s. soil financial analyst wang when believes the soaring death toll in the u.s. is down to policy failures on a national level. if you are comparing china and even at his feet you should see past her tool of 2 months you can see her very difference of early audigy an
early china for us founder. these are both regions grow new virus and. you are in china prove that we need an african community community including name and he states and 20 days later china. will hand the china declare a national emergency and enter dad in the end of the affair or in china basically you can shoehorn the spreading of the virus but harlingen it is this you obviously is at the end of the generally the 1st case has been found in the united states but white house did nothing except save the stock market and you are done me no match so i am just a wall very water arch americans of people because their white house deep did to all let us in new york
a lot of people even know where the. masks china now donate and not of a mask not on get a call abuse office tonight he stays i think. in a future earth and in china we will cooperate to fight against. meanwhile china has lifted the lockdown in the city of who will hound us for the 1st cases of covert 19 were recorded in the ridge itself was closed off in january the people of fire libelle to leave and enter the city freely coronavirus fatalities in china they have slowed down to almost 0. an average of right up to date as the pandemic continues so rest assured we had r.t. will be here with all the latest info. well you bring you coverage on a website called all the various forms of social media plus of course round the clock live broadcasts from all studios in moscow london and washington state with
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embers of the once powerful fire i say that because according to reuters the guardian and many other news agencies the united states of america and its representatives have been running a no prisoners winner take all style approach to global medical supplies since finally taking the covert 19 pandemic seriously a few weeks back reuters reports that from europe to south america u.s. allies are complaining about the superpowers with wild west tactics in outbidding or blocking shipments to buyers who have already signed deals for vital medical supplies how bad have we been well after we apparently hijacked an order of 200003 m. facemask that were being shipped out of china bought and paid for by the german government for the berlin police department state minister of the interior of berlin andreas said that this was nothing short of modern piracy he went on to
say this is not how you deal with transatlantic partners even in times of global crisis wild west methods shouldn't rule. yes that that is the nation we've become my friends where the harry cooper of this night of the living dead story that is the corona virus pandemic modern pirates only looking out for the safety of our selves or at least the safety of our upper crust or their financial safety at least which is what many are now reporting is at the core of us president truman's recent obsession with pushing the anti malarial drug hydro oxy chloroquine for coburg 19 patients yes even in times of crisis washington d.c. is dark money and lobbying crowd are still calling the shots despite whatever health risks that may bring. paper a drug has the side effects of let's see blurred vision blistering feelings that others can hear your thoughts see.