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disposal engineer in helmand province he knew the risks he was blinded in both eyes and lost a leg when a roadside device exploded as you try to defuse it i was aware of the same friends wounded while working on mine so i wasn't. used to sacrifice we have to like to serve this country. 10 days after testing positive for 19 the british prime minister is being treated in hospital. i want to reassure you that if we remain you can receive you then we will overcome it queen elizabeth makes a rare televised address to the public is the u.k. fights the pandemic.
sam is a dand this is al jazeera live from coming up we see light at the end of the tunnel. more conflicting information from the u.s. president is the leading medical official in charge warns the worst is yet to come . was. staying connected in chile we look at some of the creative ways people are socializing and keeping in shape on the long tail. of the u.k. prime minister barak's johnson has been taken to hospital as he battles a corona virus infection a spokesman says he's been admitted as a precaution because he still has symptoms 10 days after testing positive he'll remain in hospital for further testing johnson has been running the government
while in isolation earlier queen elizabeth made a rare televised address to the nation she urged people to remain united and resolute to overcome the outbreak in the u.s. president donald trump has sounded a note of optimism saying there's light at the end of the tunnel but this came right after a top health official warned americans should prepare for he's calling the hardest and sad this week of their lives more than 9000 people have died and at least 1200 on saturday alone for the japan prime minister shinzo are preparing to declare a state of emergency as infections surge across major cities from london journal now. 2 weeks into the u.k.'s lockdown and deserted city scenes are testament to a new way of life most people staying home for as long as science and the government decide they must also on lockdown in windsor castle her residence outside london
the queen 93 years old reminded britons that this crisis too would pass we should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure better days are ahead we will be with our friends again we will be with our families again we will meet again but the government is worried about isolation for tea and a minority of people embracing the warm spring weather to picnic and sunbathe in the parks on prominent and beaches the more people follow the rules then the faster we will all be through it so i say this to this small minority of people who are breaking the rules or pushing the boundaries you're risking your own life and the lives of others and you're making it harder for all banning all this the ability to
go outside to exercise in public as the health secretary has said he might have to do would be intolerable to many particularly those who live in cramped apartments with no outside space only compounding the effect isolation has on physical and mental health but the argument goes that if people aren't going to change their behavior themselves well then they might have to be forced to in order to save lives best friends in meal and gabriel a keeping in touch at a safe distance through the fence is still our best friend and we're very good friends. so i think that's one of the hardest things about it so we're trying to be a sponsor full. and we just come for a walk once a day but this is really really difficult as far as i know like this is what the government has recommended you get outside and you get as much sun and fresh air if you can obviously stay away from people so i think we're doing the social distancing quite well with the police exercising emergency powers to move people on
it's expected that britain will get a pretty good idea where the lockdown efforts have helped reduce the peak when it comes in the next week or so but even then a way out of this crisis involving eventual widespread community testing and contact tracing to manage a 2nd wave is many weeks away yet jonah how al-jazeera lumbered are let's join lawrence lazy live for us from london lawrence are going to start by talking about boris johnson he's been trying to do both run the country and again get better does all of this change now well it depends if to some degree the decision is taken out of his hands i mean all these ministers and he have said that he still holds but there's a perfectly good argument that says that it's probably trying to work and the 10 days that he's having. that that's made him worse because all the doctor's advice is that if you have got it you've got to go to bed and lie down and rest and not
pretend you're working from home they get up at 5 o'clock in the morning start a new video conference calls and things like that it's also obviously the case that government can manage perfectly well without saying this is very clear what the government is now must testing by the in the months keep the pressure on the hospitals and to try to get people to stay apart from each other and they don't need boris johnson to be in place for that trajectory to sort of continue obviously much worse if he if he got really ill and had to go on as emergency life support and in the meantime there's the hope obviously is that he'll have some tests routs day and maybe the doctors will say that he's just going to have to rest if you want to avoid getting even worse. now are people worried about the lockdown being extended and strengthened i know the u.k. health secretary said it wasn't imminent but what's the feeling amongst the for.
the long term got to be extended to the current lockdown last for 3 weeks is due to end in this coming sunday easter sunday where they say that we're likely to see the peak in cases and that may last for another couple weeks after that so there's no way that the conflicts and the lockdown it is going to have to be at least probably $3.00 to $4.00 weeks there's a separate question about whether lockdown needs to be reinforced because it's been an seasonally sunny and people want to use your to get outside i think on the ministers are whites worried about lecturing people who might live in a tower block and thousands of them you can't go outside when the same government is might have a very large garden of their own in scotland the chief medical officer just had to resign last night because she was eligible stateside the most photographed at her 2nd home on the coast so obviously just just a completely hypocritically ignoring her own advice so i don't think they're going to stop people from exercising it would be very helpful of people who are out of
the park that's what spreads all right because stuff and thanks so much lawrence lee now ireland's prime minister is returning to work as a part time doctor live around code trained as a physician before entering politics as rejoin the medical register to perform covert 19 assessments once a week thousands of retired medical professionals have answered an appeal from the health service to go back it's hot. and there's a glimmer of hope in europe the death and infection rates in some hotspots appears to be slowing the number of people who died in italy was at its lowest in more than 2 weeks on sunday the new cases there were also on a downward trend daily deaths in spain a drop for 3 consecutive days. in france 41 severely ill patients have been transferred from paris to the northwestern region of brittany. trying to ease pressure on the capital's hospitals more than 500 have now been moved to other
areas nearly 8000 people have died from the virus and france. president donald trump has struck an optimistic tone as his daily coronavirus briefing saying an end to the outbreak is in sight but with the number of deaths in the u.s. approaching 10000 health experts are warning the worst is yet to come heidi jocasta reports. conflicting messages from the president of the united states we see light at the end of the tunnel things are happening these are happening and the country's top health officials the next week is going to be our pearl harbor moment it's going to be our 911 moment and it's going to be the hardest moment for many americans in their entire life the u.s. surgeon general warns many more people will die in the coming days the expected surge adding urgency to the cries of state governors asking the federal government
for deliveries of life saving equipment so we governors republicans and democrats have been urging the president to do what he should which is if he wants to be a wartime president be a wartime president show some leadership mobilize industrial base united states that's what we need. trump says ventilators from the federal stockpile are in route to several states and claims the u.s. has conducted more coronavirus tests than any other country per capita though testing in the u.s. is still far behind south korea and germany trump says the u.s. has stockpiled 29000000 doses of the anti-malarial drug that is being used experimentally to treat kovac 19 the president says he has so much personal confidence in the treatment that it was his idea to have patients why the right to sue if the drug ends up doing them harm that's hydroxy clerical and.
it's written meissen. and again you have to go through your medical people get the approval. but. i've seen things that i sort of like so what do i know i'm not a doctor so when reporters later tried asking the doctor anthony felt she the government's top infectious disease expert trump stopped him from answering the weigh in on this issue hydroxy for when would you think about this is when when is the question you know i maybe it is dr 15. meanwhile doctors and nurses across the country continue to plead for donations of more masks and gallants bracing for the apex of cases still to come heidi jo castro al-jazeera maryland. the u.s. navy captain who was removed from command of a current virus stricken aircraft carrier has now tested positive captain breck
cross the air started showing symptoms before complaining about the spread of the illness among his 5000 strong crew nearly 200 on board the u.s.s. theodore roosevelt have tested positive and captain cross sent a letter asking to remove crew members from the ship he was reassigned for the navy described as demonstrating poor judgment in canada the number of people who have died of covert 19 has increased by 20 percent in a single day that brings the death toll to 258 the government has appealed for volunteers to support front line health care workers it's offering full time work to all military reservists more than 14400 cases have been confirmed there. in other news yemeni president. has ordered the release of all prisoners in the southern city of ties with the exception of those who are jailed on major criminal
charges this comes after shelling at the women's section of the prison in the southern city on sunday local sources say 5 female prisoners were killed several others injured houthi rebels have been blamed for the attack they've denied any involvement ties is yemen's 3rd biggest city and a major center of the conflict still ahead an hour just 0 scams and price hikes on vital supplies prosecutors in the u.s. take on demick profiteers. we've got more showers across southeast asia will break down poles straddling the equator of course some malaysia seeing some big downpours some heavy showers later
the day showers as per usual but it's find it dry for the north philippines looking good well so sunshine coming through lots of tropical sunshine wanted to show is in the show in the hand across india china so parts of vietnam laos seeing some heavy showers cambodia sing a few showers lots of dry into were thailand but g. come down across the come down across a good part of indonesia you are going to see some very wet weather coming through here basin places of wet weather into the far north of australia but nothing much to speak of we had some rather cold air into the southeast with some snow just offshore here just around of one watt so we have a tropical cycle and harrowed winds gusting to around 215 kilometers per hour actually say a damaging storm equivalent to a category 4 hurricane on the surface simpson scale this system will make its way towards fiji just to the south of fiji as we go on into the next couple of days but certainly seeing some wind damage as a result of this system and of course some heavy right across much of australia is
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i'll come back here watching al-jazeera time to recap our headlines britain's prime minister bars johnson has been admitted to hospital 10 days after testing positive for covert 19 his office says it was a precautionary measure because he still has symptoms queen elizabeth has made a rare televised address to the nation the 93 year old british moloch urged people to remain united and resolute officials have warned the u.k. could be heading into its most difficult weeks. president donald trump has sounded a note of optimism saying there's light at the end of the tunnel there's this spite a warning from his nation's top surgeon that americans should prepare for their hardest and saddest week. now lebanon has called on its allies overseas for aid to help contain the spread of coronavirus president michel aoun
made the appeal in a televised address lebanon's long running economic crisis has left it poorly equipped to handle a public health emergency it's reported more than 500 infections and 8 deaths. joins us now live from beirut saying the president is appealing for money from donors of responses. well so far there has been no response from the international support group for lebanon a group that comprises about fathers from western nations gulf arab states so they were invited to the presidential palace the president the prime minister appealed for financial assistance the state is close to bankruptcy and is in the midst of an unprecedented economic and financial crisis before coronavirus arrived to the country so they're really struggling the state the struggling the president saying that yes we know that you have
a condition. to reforms to an economic plan that will involve for example trimming the public sector as well as a fight corruption but in the words of the president we were in the process of doing this and then the coronavirus arrived so we had to divert our priorities and resources elsewhere the prime minister saying that his economic plan will be soon presented so basically they were trying to gain the support of the international community when this new government was formed a few months ago following months of protests against the believe they have enough to support said we want that credible government that meets in the minds of the people but they want to see for example if these politicians clamp down on conservation on customer base. billions of dollars. poured and it's not just that there's also a political side to this problem many in the international community see this government is controlled by hezbollah
a group the united states and some gulf arab states consider a terrorist organization so them providing support is going to be quite difficult but lebanon is suffering. right thanks so much. democratic republic of congo's government has shut down the capital's main commercial hub for 14 days contrasts is the epicenter of the nationwide outbreak many of the 12000000 people who live in the city will be impacted by the decision because they also work or do business in gone by the virus has infected 161 people and killed 18 catherine soyuz in nairobi with more on how the shutdown is likely to affect the population gone but in this area this commercial and i mean strangers sent out this is the epicenter so the government has decided to shut down that area this is where government offices are deceased where diplomatic offices are markets businesses this is the habit of everything and the
question was if they close down this place how will people most of the people who leave outside of camp to work there so that was a bit of a problem but then it was decided by the government that these area has to be shut down if this does this is going to be contained so what healthful health workers are doing now is that they're going door to door testing people they're disinfecting pavlik at all the public areas in combat area and also they are concerns like i mentioned about the people who usually come to work in gone between shasta has about $12000000.00 people most of them live outside of combat but come to work there most of the people are casual workers who and i've daily wage so there is a bit of a concern about how this is going how people are going to react to this special the shutdown life is going on as is normal in other packs as well but people who leave
their wacky wondering how we're going to get our daily bread so that is a big concern right now by the government saying that they have to do this if they are to stay in this contain the situation. the global demand for hand sanitizers another hygiene products has spiked because of the corona virus pandemic but in the u.s. and some other countries there's also been the surge in complaints about profiteering and opportunism john hendren reports from chicago. as the corona virus spreads around the globe so is a series of equally viral scams cashing in on the crisis there are dozens and dozens and dozens of unique and difference coronavirus cyber attacks that are happening right now tor excel is a malware researcher in seattle he found this step which promises to alert android users when they're in a coronavirus hotspot instead the program locks the phone and demands
a ransom from the user so far we've uncovered over $68000.00 domains and that number is growing daily there are also offers for vaccines in home tests and a $50.00 patch that immunizes you from the virus that we're in fact there is no vaccine no in home test no patch the scam artists are coming out of the woodwork very area here in michigan attorney general dana nestle tells al-jazeera she has fielded 4200 consumer complaints when people want you reserve your home. they are desperate anger or. any kind of scare in one scam callers as consumers who are desperate for government stimulus checks to give numbers to credit cards and bank accounts which are then looted. along with other scams prosecutors say they're also seeing price gouging on vital medical supplies like masks gloves and those
breathing ventilators that for very sick patients can mean the difference between life and death the u.s. government has declared making more ventilators a national priority and banned price gouging on medical products. some prices have more than doubled they were under $20000.00 the ventilators are now over $50000.00 if you can find them the ventilators didn't change that much in 2 weeks one michigan company was selling hand sanitizer for $40.00 in up in this area things like an ass and sanitizer and not just that other things other items like diapers and being a formula with gal ging in viral scams mirroring the spread of the corona virus prosecutors say for every one they find there are hundreds more john hendren al-jazeera chicago a tiger at a new york sue has tested positive for covert 19 the bronx zoo said nadia of 4 year
old female lion tiger had developed a dry cough and was tested as a precaution zoo officials said 6 other tigers and 3 lions of also develop symptoms it's believed they were infected by a zoo employee in australia a criminal investigation has been launched into how hundreds of passengers were allowed to leave a cruise ship despite some showing flulike symptoms 11 deaths and 600 corona virus infections have been connected to the ruby princess which docked in sydney last month more than $1000.00 crewmembers remain on board and there are reports of up to $200.00 being sick the cola gauge is in sydney with more on the investigation. stradley and homicide detectives are looking at whether the operators of these sheep deliberately misled or thora cheese in a stroller and downplayed the number of people who were sikh on this cruise ship it was last month that 2 $1700.00 passengers disembarked some flew to other areas of
the country and since then nearly one 3rd of coronavirus deaths in a stroller have been linked to the ruby princess cruise ship as well as hundreds of other cases of corona virus and if you look at the full picture in australia this is very significant as of monday morning 37 people have died in australia of corona virus and just over 5600 positive cases have been recorded across the country there are still strict social isolation and distancing measures in place across the country many businesses are closed there's still a ban on any public gatherings of more than 2 people but at the same time the government is remaining positive saying that we are starting to flatten that code and that the rate of infection is in fact that slowing in australia but authorities are also warning that all of these strict measures will remain in place for months
to come to make sure that we don't see any increase in that right of infection you know. mexico's president continues to remain optimistic about the krona virus crisis in this country in an address to the nation and that is money. nor mouths who will return soon our correspondent john holdren has more from mexico city. this is a sort of state of the nation address that he gives every 3 months now to sort of tell the country where it's at and a lot of it was dedicated to programs social programs employment programs that are already in place without a law about what new he's going to be doing to deal with coronavirus basically in terms of the medical actions he said the country's health services are already in a good state because of an early injection of money and it is going to get the armed forces also to help out or years getting them to help out but something that we already knew a couple of weeks back that was announced he also said that he was optimistic and
that there would be 2000000 new jobs for mexico in the next 9 months i think a lot of people just reading through a lot of economists and analysts responses here in twitter there's a lot of feeling here that he's underestimated the gravity of this crisis even though a mexico for its size doesn't have a lot it's got over 202000 cases of coronavirus that we know about so far testing has been pretty limited but even without that the economic impact in this country they're saying is going to be huge and he's under estimating that remember that it is a country that neighbors with the united states that 80 percent of its exports go to the united states that those economies are inextricably linked together until days one of latin america's worst affected countries with more than $4000.00 reported cases and like many nations lockdown measures have dramatically changed everyday life so many people are getting creative to keep themselves busy al-jazeera is
latin america tennesseean human reports. civil stand for him to say it's ready to roll that come once it was up tonight i'm having a party and i'm going to cook a barbecue here's the meat. the clothes are already lit and snacks and drinks are ready to and here are the guests all connected via internet. for couples sharing a saturday night and a good lass each from their own home whatever meanwhile 25 year old look less heritable is just starting to party without leaving his bed all he needs is this application so no. i don't need to spend money on transportation that is 100 percent safe and i can travel instantly between one party and another with the possibilities of socializing a much faster but i don't know what i'll do fight in the heart of the so i ask
myself what if this quarantine happened 20 years ago. with schools and offices closed and confinement now a must chileans are discovering countless ways to stay active and not just physically. a year ago see one michelle launched an online platform that offers psychological consultations with professional therapist with total privacy but in the last 2 weeks since cold 19 changed everyone's lives the number of patients has soared this young man specifically allowed us to film him. i'm feeling a lot of anxiety because i don't know what's going to happen with my job. confronting these uncertain times can generate anguish stress fear sadness and anger we've seen a leap in consultations from couples who are struggling because of their confinement to people who are alone and feeling panic. another cause for
insecurity is the lack of personal protection products until it's been weeks since anyone can find a facemask to buy so people are making their own and this is how kitchen towels you fold them like this and then with a string or ribbon even an elastic you staple at the ends and when you open it up you'll have your own homemade facemask like that gentle pull of the young and speaking of creativity the center of cinema is offering children something to look forward to. reading them a different story every day at 5 o'clock. the santiago ballet's dance master cyril demountable hasn't stopped giving dancers classes now on instagram the class is now also open to anyone who wants to join just another example of how this crisis is increasingly inspiring people to share their creativity in captivity. you
see in human al-jazeera santiago. this is al jazeera and these are top stories britain's prime minister abbas johnson has been admitted to hospital 10 days after testing positive for covert 19 his office says it was a precautionary measure because he still has symptoms more now from lawrence li in london. the government trying to maintain a source of pretense really still in charge the minister who's doing the media around right at the moment. this morning says that johnson is going to be kept at bay while in hospital and he's still in the government even at the same time downing street saying that johnson will be in hospital as long as necessary and so
clearly both of those things can't really be true. queen elizabeth has made a rare televised address to the nation the 93 year old british monarch urged people to remain united and resolute officials have warned the u.k. could be heading into its most difficult weeks u.s. president all trumper sounded a note of optimism those saying there's light at the end of the tunnel that's despite a warning from his nation's top surgeon that americans should prepare for their hardest and saddest week lebanon has called on its allies for financial aid to prop up its struggling economy as it grapples with the spread of coronavirus president michel aoun made the appeal in a televised address japanese prime minister shinzo alba is preparing to declare a state of emergency along with a one trillion dollars stimulus package as infections surge in major cities. those are headlines it's witness next broadband bruce stay with us.
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