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if you want to help save the world. please at your own. coronavirus deaths past 3000000 globally and brazil warns women to delay pregnancy till the worst of the pandemic has passed. and given al this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up after a public outcry president joe biden says he will raise his predecessor's no cap on refugees. around top negotiators says talks to restore the 2015 deal
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are on the right track as the united nations nuclear watchdog confirms to iran is enriching uranium up to 60 percent purity. oh i. launch. and queen elizabeth bids farewell to prince philip the husband of 73 years at a scaled back funeral attended by just see guests. it's been more than 14 months since the 1st known case of covert 19 was detected now the world is once again confronting a staggering toll more than 3000000 people have died worldwide the worst affected country remains the united states with more than half a 1000000 deaths but it's india that is recording the fastest rising cases nearly 235000 infections have been reported in get another daily record. brazil has
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the highest daily death toll in the world just under 3000 unowned have died in the last day and the health ministry is warning women to delay pregnancy until the country passes the worst of the pandemic. to at this moment of the pandemic built when we see there is a difficult situation in maternity wards because of the situation that's happening in maternity wards be evaluators like what happened in. the succeeding if possible we recommend delaying pregnancy and to a more suitable moment so you can have your pregnancy in a more peaceful way let's get more now from our standard amputee who is in bogota alessandra can you explain this for us why exactly are officials asking women to delay getting pregnant that official there was was talking about making a comparison with zeke i mean is this about pregnant women getting sicker from the
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variance or is it because the health system just can't cope. it's probably a little bit of both kim but definitely what war is the most health authorities in brazil right now are the effects of these new variants they know they are more contagious and now they fear they're also more dangerous and specially in groups of people that have so far been spared the worst of the pandemic in this case is young pregnant women also young people in general teenagers and even children and babies they still don't know exactly how it's affecting them but they are seeing the numbers of cases going up in these groups of people a recent also that came out just a couple of days ago says that possibly the number of children in babies that
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died 19 could be treated higher than the official numbers the official numbers say that it $800.00 children have died since the beginning and then week 9 year old or younger and said this new study say that that number could be at least 2600 children that's because they are now looking at the excess deaths in cases of children who have died. at henri this very very complicated situation there at a time when as you were saying hospitals are also on the brink of collapse in many cities not only due to lack of available beds at this point but also crucial drugs are lacking for patients in intensive care units and that's why we seeing now international aid are getting stations as doctors without borders coming out and blaming the government. for what they say are thousands of that could have
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been avoided in brazil with more central. organisation i am part of the national government and nationwide strategies to try and contain d.m. fiction's well for a long time you're also taking the pandemic very serious there with the virus itself very seriously what is the situation across the rest of latin america. what we're seeing surges happening across most of the regions in some cases it's a 2nd wave in other cases like here in colombia where i am a 3rd wave of infections and again the governments are saying that they are seeing these new variants affecting younger people in just the numbers going up rapidly and again hospitals are being close to collapse in many cities and
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also we have seen though a growing dissent towards the new restrictions that have been put in place for example here in colombia here in the capital street vendors in shop owners took to the streets blocking main avenues transportation hub saying that they just cannot deal with more stay at home orders with keeping their store shops closed saying that they go hungry if they don't if they're not able to work similar scenes also on friday in argentina where parents and children came out to protest after the president there decided once again to shut down schools for another 2 weeks all right thank you for that update there. live for us in bogota. is an epidemiologist specializing in mortality dollars he joins us from sao paulo via skype thank you for your time when you look at the dark and then you see what
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the brazilian government is asking pregnant women to do to it will rather asking women to avoid getting pregnant if possible what do you make of that request. thanks for having me on the show the problem with this sort of advice from the brazilian government is that it's and mentioned that the endemic isn't under control in brazil but we have seen rising numbers of mothers expecting mothers dying due to cohabit last year we had about 10 mothers dying a week this year 2021 since we are having the worst time of the pandemic since the beginning it is around $22.00 deaths a week and of course this also has to do with the slow vaccine rollout we have a result there has been an updated recommendation for pregnant women to receive the vaccines but there aren't enough vaccines for everyone at the moment so it does
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seem that the government is trying to. avoid those people from dying by asking them to not be put into a position where they would be at most risk is that because the new variant making pregnant women more sick what is the the da to say what are the numbers showing us well the numbers that we have so far appear to point to more to skew younger than what we've seen so far in the pandemic so we are seeing younger people being admitted to the i.c.u. that could be either due to the protection of the elderly that have already been vaccinated although that might be a bit early to tell or because the variant especially p one is affecting younger people with higher severity than the previous variants that we had here ok so it's not about being pregnant and in all of itself that makes a person more at risk of getting sick and it's because these variants seem to be
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targeting younger people and i guess it's younger women who are more likely to be pregnant is that is that the case. it appears to be both the c.d.c. in the united states has pointed out that pregnant women are more prone to developing more severe cases of kovac 19 but that was already the case for the previous variant it does seem that now since this variant attacks younger people it is a combination of the fact that they are attacked due to their age but also due to the fact that they are expecting. do we know what impact the virus may have on the fetus of a pregnant women or about what impact the virus might have on a woman's future fertility. well those that information we don't have the full picture as of now but of course if we think of coded as
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a disease that might elicit clipped blood clots we can think that there is a higher risk of the baby maybe not getting enough blood supply and that affecting the baby's development we have also seen a higher rate of fetal deaths by women who have gotten kogut so of course if the fetus is at risk of dying due to the mother getting the see said that's also stands to reason that they might suffer developmental issue as well. ponce their thank you very much for your time at the epidemiologist specializing in mortality dot. now as we mentioned earlier india is struggling to cope with a surge in infections variants 1st attempted in the u.k. south africa and brazil as well as a double mutant strain of the virus a believed to be behind the recent increase franca gupta reports. 2 on the outskirts of new delhi's ancient walled city a young man buries his father. a few meters away
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a steady stream of mourners carry bodies of the last ones in the capital's largest school for muslims it's now on most full families speak of their anger and despair as a day to keep piling up in the city's mortuaries. people are being made to run around but they're not letting anyone meet patients people are desperate even for drinking water over there doctors are not meeting the patients they are keeping their distance and if someone's oxygen finishes and that person is simply lying there an attendant. you delhi has imposed a weekend curfew and there are restrictions in one of india's most populous states my rashtriya to still infection rates in the was taped regions but reports of shortages of hospital beds medicine and oxygen have led to more fears or i'm very very scared the situation is terrifying if i wasn't an essential worker i wouldn't
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have left my house at all no one should go out but this new social distancing here pulling boots in some of the most politically charged regional elections prompt. the pick what can we do unless people try to protect themselves how much can we do that's why i stood behind the line thinking i would try to manage and control the crowd but nobody listened. some are blaming petitions for holding large election rallies. on one hand over 1000 cases arising and leaders are doing rallies where they and their supporters are not even wearing masks this is something to think about how people vote if they are not allowed to do. for days hundreds of thousands of hindus have been gathering at camilla an important religious festival increasing concerns of more infections now premise here in the movie is urging worshippers to keep the festival symbolic amid criticism of the government's handling of the operate there calls to scale up vaccinations and impose tougher restrictions before
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a 2nd wave of the virus in the world's 2nd worst affected nation gets even worse. still to come here on al-jazeera will tell you why terry a minister has been ordered to stand trial. just. off the court u.s. parents pressing legal action children don't return to the classroom. we've got some rather nasty weather pushing across the deep south of the u.s. you can see the thunder has a rumbling away him having across the deep south into the florida panhandle is on its way out things will quiet down as we go through the next couple of days i wanted to spring showers just around the tennessee valley pushing up towards the
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northeast and cold around the appalachians all the parts of the appalachians over towards new england pleasant sunshine as well temperatures into the mid to high teens the not too bad it's 0 and not too bad to into canada or to a 40 degree celsius but on the cool side there once again for want to pay a high of just one degree here we could see some wintry flurries just around the comedian prayer is pushing down across the northern plains wintry flowers to a possibility around the mountain states of the u.s. just spilling out of alberta further west we got warmth the base say we got warm but rather pacific northwest seattle $24.00 degrees celsius and 5 i can see as a result of that and it's a similar picture as we go on through monday perhaps more snow coming down across the northern plains by this stage cold enough in denver just 4 degrees celsius sweater weather still there into florida for a time which latches way across the yucatan peninsula as we go on through the next couple of days for much of the caribbean sunshine and cellists.
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watching al-jazeera reminder of our top stories this hour 3000000 people have now died of cover 19 around the world though experts say the true number of deaths is probably much higher. brazil has the world's highest daily death toll with just under 3000 the health ministry is urging women to delay pregnancy if possible as it appears variants more dangerous to expect that's. india has the highest number of new cases in the world over 200000 have been reported for the 3rd day in a row the capital new delhi is the worst hit city and we can lock down has been reinforced. canada's biggest province ontario has expected expanding rather and extending a stay at home order as experts warn their actions there could rise 6 volt lisa being given new polls to stop and question people have left their homes non-essential travel is banned the province reported almost 5000 new cases on friday we know that if we. hang in there
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hunker down and follow the rules for the coming weeks as much as we're tired of them as much as we're frustrated we have a chance of getting to the summer in much better shape this is a moment for us to dig deep at what is hopefully the very late stages of this pandemic for us all and make it through it's time to show our neighbors and our loved ones what we're all made of as we keep people safe most u.s. schools that were closed during the pandemic have begun allowing students back to the classroom for at least some in person learning but it's not happening fast enough for some parents who say their children's physical and mental health is suffering they're taking government officials to court kristensen army has more.
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it's been a grueling school year for 17 year old mitchell gilman with his basement bedroom serving as his classroom he admits it's been hard to stay motivated during virtual learning it was definitely a challenge not quite knowing my teachers that i miss fear of not being in a classroom and sitting inside your house day after day. of the fun part of school was going in and socializing with your friends his extra curricular activities like basketball are happening but is all the more monotonous. less stuff to do and while new york city's secondary schools recently reopened time actually in the classroom is limited his mother got worried when he started sleeping more and eating less is he really excited about learning no he's not in the laboratory he's not in the hallways he's not in the cafeteria at school he's not engaged in school. time
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that's why parents like her in new york new jersey and los angeles are taking school officials to court in new york and on line campaign raised nearly $25000.02 pay attorney general megace to represent them or the safest places for children he blames teachers unions not safety concerns for ongoing reopening delays which he says are putting children at risk there have been some kids who have committed suicide the kids are depressed they want to go back and it's not only going back to school they want to engage in their extracurricular activities whether it's sports or chess club or whatever it may be they want to go back to normalcy a c.d.c. study shows emergency room visits for mental health related issues among older children rose more than 30 percent at the height of the pandemic. in response to the lawsuit new york's mayor argues that almost all city schools like michel's are open for in person learning but parents point out that most students are only allowed to attend part time and even when they're in the classroom they are on the
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line often learning from a teacher who's that whole. unions point to poor ventilation and overcrowded conditions as safety concerns unique to city schools as for mitchell who attends a public performing arts school there's more spring in his steps and stance instructions resumed it's the one class he's able to do in person his family and others are pushing for all classes to be in person by autumn kristen salumi al-jazeera new york the number of refuge. allowed into the united states this year will soon be increased from its historic moat president joe biden had initially agreed to limit admissions to $15000.00 to caps it by his predecessor donald trump was criticized by democratic lawmakers and refugee advocates prompting the white house to say a final increased path would be sit 5 mid may you hide your castro is monitoring
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this story from washington heidi so president biden said he would increase the refugee cap then said staying at $15.00 and the caps that by former president trump is now saying that no actually that that's just the case for now we will increase it at a later date is that right. that's right at all practically in the last 24 hours mine split a reversal at the speed of which the white house is blaming armed your rock recede they say that it was because the trump administration had so gutted the refugee resettlement program that it took time to rebuild and also to get their heads around exactly how quickly they can accept more refugees into the united states because of course president biden even on the campaign trail had pledged to increase the refugee image ins levels and it was as early as just february when he played he said his plan was to allow $62500.00 refugees to set only u.s.
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before october of this year and but then we saw on friday morning here in washington the white house reversing on that pledge saying that they were going to keep the refugee cap levels low and to be faced with an al cry from democrats who said that the decision was shameful and then yesterday evening here in washington the biden ministration reversing course and saying they would allow more refugees after all though to what level that is still undetermined. thanks for that how does your caster live for us in washington d.c. . the united nations nuclear watchdog says iran is enriching uranium at 60 percent purity confirming earlier statements from tehran it comes as members of the 25th day nuclear deal continue efforts to revive the agreement in vienna which former u.s. president donald trump pulled out from european and russian negotiators are
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positive about the progress and head of the iranian delegation says talks are on the right track. and the from our own it seems a new understanding is in the offing all sides have a commonality in the a final objective the path that we have to pave is now clear of us as we have said many times the end interested in protected negotiations but talks are needed to shed light on all discussions and naturally talks will continue we think talks are now at a point where all sides concede and begin trafton a joint don't commit and it can start even now at least in areas that the 2 sides of common ideas ukraine is expelling a russian diplomat after ukrainian diplomat was detained in st petersburg russia accuses solich sanderson of trying to obtain classified information ukraine rejects the allegations which come at a time of increasing tension russian troops have been amassing along ukraine's border charles trafford has more from kiev. he was detained by the f.s.b.
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on april the 16th is accused of trying to acquire information from russian databases. basically gathering intelligence now the ukrainians have come out in the last hour or so and have made a similar statement. they said that in response to what they call the provocation the senior diplomat of a russian of the russian embassy will also be expelled from ukraine within 72 hours from april the 19th. we called the ministry of foreign affairs here they seem to be some sort of confusion he was described as the senior diplomat we've now got that clarified that he's a senior russian diplomat that the koreans will also be expelling the ukrainian statement went on to say that we completely reject the accusations against the consular officer such actions grossly violate the vienna convention on diplomatic relations of $963.00 and reaffirm russia's chosen course of
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aggravation with ukraine of course this comes with this huge russian military deployment that's happened in the last couple of weeks up to what's believed to be around 100000 russian troops on the ukrainian border the russians saying that this is just a military exercise and pose no threat world leaders and nato saying urging russia to withdraw those troops and italian court has ordered form a interior minister. to stand trial for refusing to let a migrant ship dock in sicily 2 years ago and salvini who is the leader of italy's anti immigration league posse and says he did the right thing for a challenge. for several weeks in 2019 the open arms bobbed under the hot sun of a sicilian summer on board around 100 mostly african migrants italy didn't want them but nor did any other european states then italian interior minister.
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wouldn't let the rescue ship darken till european leaders relented and took the migrants in to his dismay an italian judge has just ruled stand trial for the migrants kidnapping. to be taken for a kidnapper absolutely not the idea is simply ridiculous it's simply ridiculous i'm sorry for my children i have to explain to them that their dad doesn't risk going to prison to morrow morning that next week saturday god willing i'll be at the playground with them i'm sorry about this salvini and his auntie immigration league party had prevented several migrant landings clashing with italy's court system n.g.o.s like open arms and the e.u. and other similar 2nd case is still awaiting a judge's decision on whether it will go to trial recently salvia knee and right wing populist politicians from hungary and poland have been setting up a new nationalist political force within the e.u.
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. a conviction could see salvia jailed for 15 years from holding office the open arms trial begins in sicily's capital palermo on september the 15th chalons al-jazeera 1st trip prince philip has been laid to rest at windsor castle just outside of london and died at the age of $99.00 last week it was a relatively low key affair where the minimum because of cover 19. a has more from want. a moment of pared back pageantry within the confines of windsor castle. prince philip 70 years of royal g.t. spanned the globe but his final journey was short on the back of a specially modified land rover the prince him self had a role in designing is naval cap and offices sort of place on top. who king behind
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the coffin is 4 children prince charles prince hassan princes andrew and edward together with his grandsons prince william and prince harry with their cousin peter phillips between them. it is the brother's 1st meeting since the dispute about harry and megan models decision to step back from royal duty and the couple's tell all interview with oprah winfrey lining the routes senior members of britain's armed forces or knowing prince philip's career in the royal navy where he commanded a ship. the funeral service began with a minute's silence queen elizabeth cutting a lonely figure in the pews of st george's chapel far apart from the rest of her family wearing a mask throughout before the pandemic there were plans for 800 guests but only 30 carefully chosen royals and representatives were allowed to attend no grand
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eulogies or big speeches the duke of edinburgh regarded buckingham palace in central london as his office and windsor castle as his home as a longstanding tension between members of the royal family his public and private lives as representatives of the 1000 year old british monarchy ironically it was prince philip who 1st invited cameras into the royal household in the one $960.00 s. the family has remained under immense media scrutiny ever since even during times of personal grief. as the prince's body was moved to the royal vault memories of years of public duty and charitable work. a legacy muddied by a catalogue of jarring remarks some saw as racist and sexist the put him in olds with modern britain at a time when the royal family has been struggling to retain relevance for many
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prince philip has remained for more than 70 years is a symbol of stability loyalty to his wife queen elizabeth and continuity in changing times parts of the very fabric of british identity leave barca al-jazeera wins a. result is there and these other top stories 3000000 people have now died of course at 19 around the world but experts say the true number of deaths is likely much higher. india has the highest number of new cases in the world more than 200000 been reported for the 3rd day in a row. brazil has the world's highest daily death toll just under 3000 the health ministry is urging women to delay pregnancy if possible as it appears variants are more dangerous to expectant mothers at a sounder.


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