Skip to main content

tv   NEWSHOUR  Al Jazeera  April 18, 2021 1:00pm-2:01pm +03

1:00 pm
legacy media. should. al-jazeera investigations how to sell a massacre on al-jazeera. this is al-jazeera. it is 10100 hours g.m.t. hello i'm kemal santa maria this is the news hour from al-jazeera india's covert 19 infections rise to more than a quarter of a 1000000 a day surging well ahead of its capacity to supply vaccines to the world's germany pays tribute to the nearly 80000 people have died of covert 19 as it struggles to contain new outbreaks. also in the news
1:01 pm
a diplomatic standoff to the czech republic implicates russia in an explosion and finds a link with 2 men charged for 2000 asian poisoning in the u.k. . and we look at the factors feeling the conflict in northern mozambique and the risk it could spread. to the sport including another trophy for barcelona and came news maritime superstar. sends out a warning to me is ronald's with a dominant victory ahead of the tokyo olympics. so south asia is really emerging now as the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic with infections in india still surging and a cases reaching record numbers it has reported more than 261000 new cases in the.
1:02 pm
24 hours 1500 deaths on top of that with a highly contagious variant of the virus suspected india is also the world's largest back scene manufacturing exports having to be delayed so as to prioritise india's domestic population and rapidly rising cases too in thailand more than 1500 a day there now anyone who test positive has been transferred to hospital or supervised isolation there is no more at home quarantine allowed so that's where we're going to start thailand our correspondent tony chang who was able to visit one of the new isolation sentence as it prepares to receive its 1st residents this is the new code 19 field hospital at the bangkok arena in the west of the thai capital one of 4 facilities has been set up to deal with the 3rd covert wave that's now hitting thailand all across the country and you can see the conditions are pretty basic they've got a cardboard carton here which is for easy disposal once the patient has been checked out after a mandatory 14 days some basic bedding
1:03 pm
a mosquito net that will be strong across the top but it's very hot and humid here and when this is filled with 350 people it will not be very comfortable but there is no choice you cannot stay at home if you test positive if you're showing symptoms you'll be treated in hospital as people have been so far but they're now getting so many that they want to remove those people who are asymptomatic from the general population and keep them under supervision in places like this and this is happening all over the country cases arising by the thousands every day i'm anti learned has been very successful at dealing with covert 19 it was the 1st country outside china to detect cases it's also now saying that it is not immune and there's the economic problem to consider as well thailand has protected itself by closing itself off it was very hopeful as were many people here. that it will be
1:04 pm
able to open up to tourists later this year as vaccinations became common but the 3rd wave suggests it is not yet ready to open up and thailand's vaccination program is lagging behind with most people not able to register the vaccines until june this year. let's look at as well which is announced a record $466.00 new cases and $23.00 deaths in the last 24 hours the territory has received very few to vaccine doses just 3 percent of the adult population has been inoculated almost all i.c.u. beds are now in use and highly transmissible variants of the virus a fuelling this 2nd wave of infections germany holding a memorial service for those who died of cope with 19 chancellor angela merkel and president frankel to steinmeier attending a special church ceremony ahead of the main event not the 67 people died on sunday bringing the death toll to just under 80000 germany has recorded more than 3000000
1:05 pm
cases stephanie deca in berlin to take us through all of this i mean how bad is it now stephanie comparatively i'm thinking back to maybe let's say 9 months ago we actually germany managed to flatten the curve as they say and now just the complete opposite. yes and that's something that transfer angela merkel's who reminded those in parliament on friday she said we've done it before look what we did in the beginning when it comes to stricter lockdowns is something that she's been fighting for particularly because germany is now facing in the middle of a 3rd wave coming off 2 weeks and weeks of warnings of you know medical doctors and voices calling for scripted stricter lockdowns to try and control the spread of the virus the main variant now is the british version and they're saying that it's far more contagious you're seeing younger people and in hospital so you know this memorial that they're now holding they're holding a church service within an hour or so that may memorial event is going to take
1:06 pm
place reminding people of course of around as you mentioned $80000.00 deaths in this country many of those older elderly over 70 years old but it's still very much an active situation that more certainly needs to be done when it comes to locking down social distancing people staying away from each other for a while to try and control of what is still a continuing spread here in germany and vaccinations of course as well stephanie how's that going. well axel nation it started slow it's gained. a little bit more momentum particularly once g.p. started vaccinating their own patients but certainly germany at the moment around 1000 percent of the population having just one dose and only around 6 percent having the full 2 doses of course you also have challenges when it comes to vaccinations like the astra zeneca and the johnson and johnson concerns of blood clots and we were talking to one doctor a while
1:07 pm
a couple days ago and he said the main issue is that the failure of delivery they don't actually have the vaccines so you know not very smoothly at the moment certainly germany would have liked to see more of its population vaccinated at this point in time to take try to counter what is the 3rd wave but certainly yes come all you mentioned there you know they did so well in the beginning in the 1st wave a lot of support for trying to anger merkel and her party and that is certainly weighed as well politically because what they've what the public sees as diddy dallying back and forth knocking down talking about lockdowns and changing things so we're just briefly now in parliament a bill is being debated that would allow the central government to have more powers to impose lockdowns in the regions because of course this is essential is country 16 regions and everyone at the moment certainly the leaders doing more or less what they want that's one of the main frustrations that the chancellor have thank you stephanie decker with the update from berlin for us. on to other news in the czech
1:08 pm
republic his brief briefing nato and e.u. allies about suspected russian involvement in a huge explosion it is also linked to men charged for a separate poisoning attack in the u.k. 3 years ago the ammunition depot blasts which killed 2 people that was back in 2014 with russian intelligence now implicated the czech republic is expelling 18 russian embassy staff check police say 2 men who were there before the blast had russian passports in the names of alexander petro of and. of may remember those are the aliases used by the pair accused of poisoning the former russian spy service cripple and his daughter yulia in the u.k. in 2018 russia for its part denies any involvement in either incidents so we're a challenge is in london we'll talk about the link to the script things a little bit in a little bit with you rory i want to start there with bernard smith in moscow bernard what more can you tell us about the apparent plot of 2014 in the russian
1:09 pm
reaction. well this is the biggest dispute between the czech republic and russia since the end of the communist era in 1989 the czech prime minister says the circumstances are unprecedented and scandalous it goes back to an explosion of that ammunition store in 2014 about 330 kilometers to the south of prague in which 2 people were killed and the czech government says that these 2 men traveling on the names of alexander touch of a russian ambassador off of were in the area of this explosion 6 days running up to it including on the day of the explosion it says they are members of the russian security services and it wants to speak to them it's very unlikely to get the opportunity to speak to them russia does not extradite citizens who are charged with crimes on foreign soil the. first deputy head of the opera house here in
1:10 pm
russia international affairs committee says progs claims are absurd and russia's response should be proportionate means of x. news agency says the czech republic has apparently decided to close its embassy in moscow and i guess that's because with the czech republic kicking out 18 russian diplomats ordinarily the response from russia is likely to be the same and so if russia kicks out 18 czech diplomats it will probably leave the mission here in moscow with justice and stop right ok thank you bernard smith in moscow now the link rory chalons in london to the. report things as they were back in 2018 take us through that. well the link is those 2 men petro of bashir over at least those the aliases and these 2 men have been travelling under way in the british police in the intelligence outfits believe they came to salisbury and
1:11 pm
attempted to poison did poison. and his daughter yulia now investigations in various media outlets including bedding cats the kind of online citizens sleuthing team have said that the real identities of petrova share of our acts are actually alexander in and out it's only chippy. and they are 2 operatives for the russian military intelligence outfits the g.r.u. specifically part of units 21955 investigations of the new york times and that in cats etc have suggested that unit 21955 has been highly active in europe for many many years and has been involved in things like destabilization campaign in montenegro attempts
1:12 pm
a coup in montenegro and attempted poisoning of an arms dealer in bulk garia except or etc etc so this is the outfit and these are the people that the czechs now believe were behind the the the arms death explosions in 2014 as well just remind us as well if you wouldn't mind rory about the script and where that was left to me it was 3 years ago now rusher always denied it was involved in the how was that case left is it still open technically. yes absolutely still open i mean. the the the intended targeting targets of those poi's at the poisonings are still alive but a policeman was very badly injured in that poisoning as well and a british woman dawn sturgis actually went on to die a few months after the script poisonings when she found the discarded bottle of the poison it being kept and it was basically disguised as
1:13 pm
a perfect bottle sprayed some on her wrist and ended up dying in an unintended death of the script poisonings but the agents went back to russia and they were then. basically interviewed on russian state television saying that they had gone to the u.k. as tourists and that's when they were they were just tourists nothing more they had been attracted by the walls breeze cathedral spire and that is what they were there to do nothing to do with any poisoning it was an interview that i think you know when it when i was in russia at the time i was was ridicules all my many russians as well as being fairly unbelievable but that's that's what the russian perspective was that was of russians were trying to say hey remember well thank you rory chalons with that update from london. now people in eastern ukraine are worried about what i russian short build up on the border may mean for van straten has this report from kiev about the growing concern over an escalation of hostilities.
1:14 pm
ukrainian soldiers on the front line on the highest level of alert since the signing of an often violated cease fire agreement with pro russian separatists 7 years ago russia says its deployment of an estimated 100000 soldiers and heavy weaponry to areas near the border with ukraine poses no threat ukrainian military say they are preparing for the worst is over because i was mobilized and came back to the front line i believe this is a crucial moment to defend my country world leaders and nato have urged moscow to pull back its forces most of these houses were destroyed in fighting in 2015 around a 1000000 people live in a 10 kilometer wide so-called contact zone the stretches on both sides across the front line oxana says she fled with her son genya from separatist controlled areas 2 years ago yet that. i have lived here since 2019 i used to live in
1:15 pm
our lives but i had to flee because of my political views it has been quiet these last few days but this is the 2nd night in a row my son wakes in the middle of the night screaming there is similar devastation in pro russia separatists control the areas. they have been shooting recently everyone waits but nobody knows how the negotiations will end. the leaders of ukraine russia germany and france the so-called normandy format have repeatedly failed to find a political solution to the conflict and craned refuses russia's demand that it talk directly to pro moscow separatist leaders russia refuses to withdraw from crimea but she documented in 2014. and lists a political deadlock on many levels remain the breakdown in the current ceasefire was fairly predictable because the sides were negotiating in good faith it's not
1:16 pm
negotiating in good faith it in probably in about october and they reached the point where they were instead of trying to find common ground they were deliberately putting forth proposals that they knew would annoy the other side that they knew would be nonstarters and once that starts to happen then you know that the breakdown of the ceasefire is only a small it's only a matter of time russia calls it a military exercise ukraine says it is a dangerous provocation after 7 years of failed peace negotiations the un says almost 3 and a half 1000000 people are an urgent need of humanitarian assistance and protection in eastern ukraine. but al-jazeera kid 16 minutes past the news hour here's what's coming up concerns that the upcoming monsoon season could leave thousands of reindeer cut off on an isolated island it's. now i get emotional to this day when i talk about it but. it's in my it's in my blood i feel such
1:17 pm
a connection we have. a diaspora returns why people are choosing to leave europe and america in favor of take that. and another trophy from the you know message released in barcelona that peta will have that story a little bit. but the u.s. state department is ordering all nonessential personnel out of its embassy in chad saying the security situation is deteriorating the warning follows reports of rebels making their way towards the capital in jimmy from the north german nationals have also been advised to leave chad's military says operations against a rebel threat are on the way. anger about a lack of distribution of wealth is being blamed for the conflict in northern mozambique violence has killed at least 2600 people and despised close 270-0000
1:18 pm
the world bank says the north-south regional divide could see fighting spreading down the coast as well. with the support now from member capital of covered ogata. 26 year old says he has a university degree but he can't find a job he's applied to the gas companies operating in northern mozambique but it's been one rejection after another. i think there's some kind of discrimination going on these companies have very few muslim beacons for. most of the. foreigners and government officials even jobs for mechanics and electricians they don't hire men for us. a province in northern mozambique is where most of the major gas discoveries have been made in recent years but the region has high levels of poverty and inequality when rubies and gas were discovered here many people thought it would mean jobs. but that hasn't happened instead the poor are feeling more and
1:19 pm
more marginalized and say only a small elites in mozambique are benefiting. the country's president felipe a new study says the i saw links local armed group that calls itself is manipulating disgruntled youth and recruiting some of them as fighters but very out to ruth says he's not giving up on himself or his country the young farmer wants to grow his business and create jobs for other young people. there. they're always very complicated we don't know all these fighters are they don't show their faces they don't see why they're fighting one progress on improving myself. a perceived failure to distribute vast mineral and offshore gas revenues to the local population could be fueling the conflict until this is addressed analysts say it's unlikely the conflict in
1:20 pm
a province end anytime soon. al-jazeera. want to take you back to barely a story out of chad the u.s. state department ordering its non-essential personnel out of the embassy german nationals being advised to leave on account of rebels making their way towards the capital in germania from the north hipper morgan is with us now an engineer bring us up to date with this insurgency if you like. yes indeed come on it's not only the united states and germany who are but 5 their nationals to leave the country the united kingdom has at its name to the list of countries that are advised that is advising its nationals inside chad to leave the country as soon as possible because of the advance that the rebel group known as if known as the front for a change and conquered say they are making towards the capital injun manner now france which is chad's closest ally has not advised its nationals to leave the country but
1:21 pm
it did issue a statement saying that the embassy here issued a statement saying that its nationals should remain inside the capital because of the security situation now defunct for a change and concorde is an armed rebel group that was formed in trying to 16 to counter and oust president idriss deby who has been in power for 30 years now and who looks like is said to who is poised to be and power for at least another 5 years after in providing provisional results showed that he is leading in the presidential polls in the elections that were held exactly a week ago the front 4 out of 4 for concord and change launched an attack on a government station from libya last week on the day of their lectures on the 11th of april and the government issued a statement then saying that it is 1st in the rebels' using its up its armed forces as well as warplanes and the foreign ministry issued a statement saying that the wolf by the diplomatic missions is to make sure to premature and that the situation right now is under control and there is no need
1:22 pm
for the concern that those diplomatic missions are currently showing by telling their citizens to leave the country so we have statements from both sides from the government saying that the situation is under control and another one from the army yesterday saying that they were able to and the attack by the rebels and that they're currently on the lookout for fugitives from the from the attacks that the left the rebels have held meanwhile we have a statement from the rebels themselves saying that they are continuing to advance that they are right now in kind of province which is in the north about 300 kilometers away from the capital and that they will continue to make their way towards the capital to oust the president idriss deby. at the morgan in chad thank you. now there is some optimism now at the nuclear talks in vienna with iran's deputy foreign minister saying a new agreement is being formed members of the trouble trying to 15 deal which of course the u.s. pulled out of in 28 in a meeting in the austrian capital the head of the iranian delegation says there are still serious differences but discussions are on the right track the u.n.
1:23 pm
nuclear watchdog has confirmed iran is now enriching uranium at 60 percent purity of the loan it seems a new understanding is in the offing all sides have a commonality in the final objective the part that we have to pay is now clear as we have said many times and interested in protected negotiations but talks and needed to shed light on all discussions in naturally talks will continue we think talks are now at a point where all sides concede and begin trough to join don't command it can start even now it leaves the areas that the 2 sides of common ideas. if europeans prime minister sudan's fears about the impact of its grand renaissance dam on the blue nile are unwarranted now he says the 2nd failing is due to take place during ethiopia's rainy season that's june to august. and it won't cause flooding he says in neighboring sudan khartoum fears its own dams will be affected if ethiopia
1:24 pm
continues to fill the reservoir egypt says the dam is a serious threat to its water supplies talks over the issue have not led to any agreement. people are voting in elections dominated by the pandemic and its impact on the tourism dependent economy a tiny atlantic archipelagos stability has been a draw for migrants from elsewhere in africa and members of the desperate who are returning because he has this report from mandela. anchored in the harbor of cape virgin island of salvia scent is the vessel of return for architect. me this is much more than a floating music studio it's a call to africans whether in the diaspora our african-americans to return home to the continent designed by nigerian financed by amalia and located in keep bird it's a tribute to african contemporary design and a window into the future. well the water it's
1:25 pm
a fluid environment so food space you know we have to learn to live with water instead of fighting with it we see this also as a vessel of return for people in the african diaspora and as a place to ring riots when you narratives of the african continent once a country ravaged by famines and drought 46 years after independence the small island nation is one of africa's fastest growing economies. african migrants who are choosing keep bird over a life in europe and the diaspora are returning to their homeland among them surely moneys from the east coast of the united states she has built a business helping african-americans and keep burdens we located to the islands i never felt that i was truly home until i moved out of it and i get emotional to this day when i talk about it but. it's in my it's in my blood i feel such
1:26 pm
a connection where i feel at peace here. is no longer poor but a stable middle income country with a young and educated population a key demographic for opposition leader hofner armada looking to make history for a party the african party for the independence of the bird wins the legislative election she will become the youngest and 1st female prime minister and keep 3rd she has made youth employment and attracting the cape verdean diaspora a priority and often but then we have. to grieve and care if there is to move in the 10 and the huge just we have become what we are today thanks to their financial contribution skilless and no lage they transmitted to us by 12 countries. these ones uninhabited islands where slaves were shipped off to the americas have 145 years later become
1:27 pm
a nation that welcomes design and creativity to the continent to me the vessel of return isn't in vain for africans to imagine and invent their own future nicholas hawk al-jazeera be sending. still plenty had few on this news out of the pandemic which makes scavenging even more dangerous in gaza's overflowing rubbish dump it's also a controversial plan in indonesia digging up the dead to make way for a great strike. and sport. of the pole position for lewis hamilton peter will have the face of the formula one action. hell i've got some lovely warm spring sunshine it's
1:28 pm
a process scandinavia o'toole's about 6 days love the big area of high pressure in charge just has to keeping it cool brice and sunny and old say about a little further west as well a little more clout in across the british isles into areas of france into a good part of germany some showers that we have the eiffel showers into central parts of europe system west of weather coming through here just around southern poland czech republic austria sings well too wintry showers as well for good measure over the high ground just want to say wintry shabbas to just around southern parts of the balkans and you see some wet weather that was bill gates was the black sea it was that western side of the symbol and critter around 20 degrees celsius 20 on the other side of europe earth madrid so not too bad here although it does cool off a little as we go through a cheese day with the child's the some showers creeping in here not too many showers across the british isles scotland will see want to those they fizzle out as they pump into the area of high pressure still some pleasant warmth there for
1:29 pm
norway also 15 celsius but some rather wet weather coming into the western side of a russia may walk across northern parts of africa or hot sunshine into north eastern areas of agents car it does cool off by midweek. they came from the countryside to cairo and became part of a life. they say just as different from be in the former al-jazeera world meets the man who's been keeping a close eye on residential life in the big cities for decades but who may now be passing into history. to see from all the people he wasn't born but he's now managed by a security company the doorman of egypt on al-jazeera examining the impact of today's headlines where does your fight go from here the people of myanmar to do all to duck setting the agenda for tomorrow's discussion as every
1:30 pm
time i talk about raises them i will get a twist on the i'm being called a race based programs that open your eyes to an alternative view of the while today we are about to feed tells one side and thousands of hungry magots see the world from a different perspective on al-jazeera. on the news hour here at al-jazeera these are our top stories new isolation centers in thailand are preparing to receive their 1st residents everyone who test positive has now been transferred to the centers all to all spittal the country's been registering more than 1500 new cases a day. your state department ordering all non-essential personnel out of its
1:31 pm
embassy in chad a warning that follows reports of rebels making their way towards the capital in janina from the north. and czech police want to talk to the 2 russians they've linked to a 2014 explosion at an ammunitions depo they are apparently the same man accused of poisoning so script powell and his daughter yulia in the u.k. and 28. security forces in may in ma have again opened fire on protesters. in this video taken in a military commander appears to be giving orders to kill at least 2 people were killed on saturday the demonstrators have been out to show their support for the newly established national unity government which opposes the military coup agencies in bangladesh are warning a group of refugees could be cut off during this year's monsoon season thousands of families have been taken to bush on charter
1:32 pm
a low lying island in the bay of bengal that only surfaced in recent years scared of what will happen if the area floods its town via chantry reports from dhaka. since filing a military crackdown in myanmar 3 and a half years ago hundreds of thousands of rohingya refugees have been living in the world's largest refugee camp in cox's bazaar but since last december more than 18000 have been relocated by bangladesh government to an isolated island. passing a bag with 5 children is among them and afraid. for the lives of the monsoon season is almost here i was worried when there was heavy rain and rain this morning i'm alone with my children what will i do if there are storms and floods there are no guarantees that there will be no floods here. rights group aid agencies and many refugees say the island is made of silt and didn't exist couple of decades ago and it will leave those staying there exposed to tough conditions
1:33 pm
and bad weather bangladesh is struggling to find a long term solution for more than a 1000000 running out of refugees since last december the country has started relocating many of them to a course to live in the bay of bengal because of what it cites as congestion and security issues in the world's largest refugee camp in caucasus bazaar the government said island has all the facilities that are needed and can withstand storms and high seas but that disputed by many who have arrived there. i know it was a mistake to come here i won't suggest others come here we are worried about storms and floods and how to survive under such conditions aid agencies have warned that with the cycle on season fast approaching people on pashtun char could be stranded and face food shortages when major storms strike the international red cross ses there are too many on certain it is it. and it's all about what will be
1:34 pm
like in a month or even to get. iraq. and. but. it will be minimal. the government. well we. can. all of our community would cope with it and many on the island say they're disappointed in the russian their being laid out at the local democrats are not like the russians provided to us here are just not enough to survive on we heard that we would have an easy and comfortable life here than in a camp but the conditions of the same if i hear someone is coming to passion char i would tell them not to come here. for their rowing or who flood me on my life or a man's in secure their homeland is now ruled by the military john thought their flat and their face on an increasingly precarious existence in the land they have sought refuge country charge 3 al-jazeera bangladesh.
1:35 pm
but return to covert 19 years brazil has begun banks and teaches against covert 19 in rio de janeiro the government's been criticised for its slow vaccine rollout teachers and other education professionals were scheduled to be vaccinated 1st the reopening of public schools continues to be controversial in rio. canada's biggest province ontario is extending a stay at home order is expect sworn covert 900 factions there could rise 6 fold police are now able to stop and question people if they believe they've attended any social events non-essential travel is banned province of nearly 15000000 people reported about 5000 new cases on friday alone. we know that if we hang in there hunker down and follow the rules for the coming weeks
1:36 pm
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 its time to show our neighbors and our loved ones what we're all made of as we keep people safe and those opposed to lockdown measures were protesting in toronto on saturday. they do angry about these latest mr jones however on terri as premier doug ford is under pressure for not going further critics say he abandoned a previous stay at home order too soon allowing the current surge in cases. schools and hotels are being converted into hospitals on the island of madagascar
1:37 pm
the african nations recorded 31000 cases since the start of the pandemic 4000 of them just this week charlotte. welcome to the live hotel in medicare capsule and tanana river these days people chicken to do just that live it's one of many hotels and schools that are now makeshift hospitals as medicare is fragile health system is buried under thousands of new cases. we have the virus which is the south african variant and the 2nd wave this variant also triggers more severe reactions just increase of death in madagascar and. madagascar a country of 27000000 people had escapes the worst of the pandemic since the outbreak began it has recorded 31000 cases 538 do this but 4000 of those cases came this week more than 800 on saturday. we
1:38 pm
came here yesterday and there were still places available but now it's almost full . earlier this month medic asked is president andre rodger alina reluctantly joined the world health organization's kovacs program to procure vaccines he had 40 against them the leaving a herbal tonic made from the n.t. malarial plant artemy ship was a cure he dubbed it covert organics and last year ordered the military to deliver it to vulnerable residents he even exported thousands of doses to more than a dozen african nations the world health organization says there's no proof it's a fictive still it is in high demand. so far medicines are free except when they are out of stock you have to buy them elsewhere medicines are free when they still have stocks available for madagascar this is new the fight is on to control the virus in hospitals hotel schools as they wait the vaccines to arrive at dulles
1:39 pm
which is 0. people in israel no longer need to wear masks outside schools of been reopened as well in the latest sign of a gradual return to normal life masks were made mandatory a year ago to curb the spread of coronavirus now they only need to be one indoors israel's been able to wind back its restrictions due to a successful vaccination campaign more than half the population has received both shots are a force that has more from west to resume. another landmark reached in israel's response to the corona virus pandemic on sunday with the dropping of the outdoor mask mandate people are still being told to wear masks in indoor public spaces or if they gather very tightly together in large numbers outside but in settings like this you can dispense with the mask as well as that schools are now back to normal or catch feeling has now stopped class sizes can return to normal and for face to face teaching all of this been made possible of course by the tumbling case numbers
1:40 pm
at the height of the pandemic there are more than 9000 new cases a day on friday it was just over 100 and that of course being made possible by the vaccination campaign more than 5300000 israelis have had at least one dose that's 57.5 percent of the population with a further 1000000 people having had the disease recovered and therefore have immunity as well and the 3 months she called last week i will continue wearing it for at least 2 months until the world is making progress like us. but i think there's a reason to be happy that we no longer have to wear masks and this is a big success with the vaccination roll out. the memories of the worst of all this for the public and for health officials remain fresh and so there are warnings and caveats being attached to this recent round of success the coronavirus are full one is saying that israel has yet to reach the 75 percent of the population with immunity that is required for herd
1:41 pm
immunity so that is a concern as well is that he's warning of possible new variance with a particular focus on one indian variant that has been detected at the airport recently on top of that the director of health at the health ministry has warned that children of course have not been vaccinated those under 16 with 20 percent of teachers also not being vaccinated so no one is yet saying that this crisis is entirely over but this is another day where there is a feeling of returning normality. well since long before the pandemic gaza's had a waste disposal crisis 2 of its 3 landfills reached capacity 20 years ago now you've got the mountains of medical waste growing as well as natasha can name records a dented can of beans a scratched mobile phone case where some see rubbish the abate boys see money for food the brothers are 8 and 9 years old and admit they'd rather be playing football
1:42 pm
instead each day they help their unemployed father rummage through this mountain of filth. i am that. i'm going with my father to help him collect things like an 1000000 copper he needs me and my brother to help out there about. this overflowing dump reached its capacity 20 years ago improperly disposed medical waste is among the rubbish putting at risk the health of the abate family and others who scavenge here and live nearby get emad abate doesn't think about that he is a father needs to find his family of 8 their next meal alone obama globally all of god the bush picked me and my children from disease because my goal to fly to still thinks to make money for my family i'm not afraid covert 19 has led to an increase in medical waste yet gaza doesn't have the staff for it there isn't enough money to
1:43 pm
put fuel in the rubbish trucks and the israeli and egyptian blockade is preventing donated trucks and equipment with the latest technology from entering. a comet helis chairman of the national institute for environment and development says even before the pandemic the medical waste crisis in gaza was catastrophic. aside from government hospitals there is no standardized protocol and coordination for the safe disposal of medical waste that comes from homes and other sectors. with gaza's 2 of 3 official landfills already full for years illegal dumping grounds have proliferated officials say political differences between fatah and hamas are worsening the problem and we have to to end the vision internally we have to strengthen the government when government and drama like a bag and the guys from it will make us want
1:44 pm
a strong. the government is working with various groups to devise a plan hillis would like to see children get paid to help recycle. until then the r.b.a. brothers room the rubbish dump hoping for their next good haul that might earn them as much as $6.00 natasha going to ayman al jazeera gaza. president joe biden says alexei volleys treatment in a russian prison is totally unfair and inappropriate only this week the u.s. impose new sanctions on muska for the detention of the kremlin critic as well as for election interference and cyber attacks involving now into his 3rd week of a hunger strike in prison and according to his personal doctor close to death. in afghanistan young people with disabilities face many challenges in getting an education the says not stopped one school from continuing to give hope and opportunities to deaf children failure contro 40 reports from kabul. on the road
1:45 pm
the words here are silent but the classrooms are full of life and for these children just coming here during a war has not been easy. i hope there will be peace in afghanistan once so be peace the situation will be better and will be coming to school without any fear to continue our studies. and afghanistan one of the poorest countries in the world people with disabilities are stigmatized most of the time there simply shunned support and education services are extremely limited so schools like this one for deaf children allow them to experience something approaching a normal life. i'm also asking the government to create more school like this when we graduate we want to get normal jobs like other people.
1:46 pm
but keeping this one going is a constant struggle 5 years ago there were 350 children here this year there are more than 600 unrolled but as the numbers grow so do the needs and i survey published in march the afghanistan independent human rights commission said almost 4500000 afghans live with disabilities and 11 percent increase in the past 14 years. for an organization supported the school in the past but across afghanistan international aid has dwindled nevertheless awareness about disability is slowly growing says fatah now who has been teaching deaf children for more. and 20 years said they are voyage the level of awareness in all society is very low maybe 50 percent of the people don't know that disabled people also have abilities that they can lend and how far they can go in learning
1:47 pm
but the people and society treat the disabled like they're crazy they think they are mentally unfit as you witnessed these children have special abilities and these abilities need to be used to educate them which is a huge need for them. of the school are equally big there is a lack of teaching material and books and no money to buy them anyway and there is no more space for students the government confirmed to al-jazeera the budget is limited and cannot address the demands of the school. lot us this is the era where everyone and everything is connected and in this era we're not even able to have drinking water at a school we're going to our neighbors and we bring the water for these children especially during the summer this is called making sacrifices. the staff say they will continue no matter the lack of resources in a few weeks this room will become the school's nursery and for the 1st time 20 deaf
1:48 pm
afghan babies will be able to know another world other than that of complete silence contraflow al-jazeera kabul. in a moment peter is here with your sports among other things a catch to remember in all news much of it baseball is saying about. frank assessment of poison but the government wants one exactly how and what measure they're taking for the situation might not be repeated again and in-depth analysis of the day headlines inside story on 00. planet earth a wondrous diverse ecosystem but human activity is that escalating climate change and posing an existential threat you don't get
1:49 pm
a research but on the topic that's to throw a scare in the lead up to us to al-jazeera run special coverage documentaries discussions center pull ups exploring the consequences of our actions and inactions very heart. a part of the all civilization. and showcasing ways in which some are seeking to turn the talk there straight ahead and there are 3 individuals in very rare to see that it's really exciting the season of programming exploring the climate crisis ahead of the earth day on al-jazeera. it is time for a look at the sport with mr peter stamets thank you very much stuart worth one of
1:50 pm
the top gold medal contenders for the tokyo lympics elude capture kenya's marathon superstar sent out a warning series rivals with a dominant victory in the netherlands is the current a live picture and world record holder that they would tell us about his form of t.'s 8th place finish in london last year this was his 1st appearance since then and he looked back to his best cruising to victory in 2 hours 4 minutes and 30 seconds the real test to a tokyo olympics to real test and it's a coup de monotonically to happen even a few months to a thorough lympics for the test of fitness lino messi was all smiles on the sets today as he led barcelona to the cup with already title he scored twice in their own will win over athletic bilbao in the final it's the 2nd time in a month bilbao have lost the cup of final of the losing the delayed 20 twentieth's vision to rail saucier that they see tried and failed to leave boston at the end of
1:51 pm
last season but the club's leadership and change since then and he seems a lot happier has been grateful a boss of mine are still right in the race for the spanish league a title sponsor 1st trophy since 2019 and they 1st under coach ronald neumann. were there. it's up to messi to decide his own future we are trying our best to make him stay with us for many more years once again he has shown that he is the best player in the world. chelsea's resurgence under thomas to call continues they beat manchester city to book their place in the final of the english f.a. cup hakeem z.h. score the only goal of the game for chelsea who are also in the semifinals of the row european champions league they will face leicester all southampton in the final the defeat in city's hopes of winning and a start quadruple we do serve to win against like i said maybe the best manager and
1:52 pm
clearly one of the best one of the best teams with the best manager so we are very happy with the performance and. huge boost for ourselves country dance. for our for progression from for our development by munich head coach hansie flick says he wants to leave the german champions at the end of the season he made the announcement after their 32 win over votes in the bundesliga the 56 year old is reportedly locked in a power struggle and wants more say in the club's transfer policy has been linked with the germany national team job has led the team to 6 trophies in the last 10 months if i thought as a car coming it was important that the team found out because there were already a few rumors going around i know you want to know what the reactions were with these are things i want to keep between us but now. it's just been announced that miami will host a formula one race for 10 years starting in 2022 it's just
1:53 pm
a few hours until the 2nd race of the current season in italy reigning champion lewis hamilton is on pole for the emir of money grand prix at imola british driver who won the opening race in bahrain finished top of the time sheets ahead of the red bull pain of sergio perez and max foster. and in moto g.p. yamaha's fabio. pole position ahead of the portuguese grand prix meanwhile 6 time champion mark marquez finished 6th in qualifying as the spaniard continues his comeback after a 9 month injury layoff. sticking with moto g.p. and a new race track is being built in indonesia the government wants the coastal area of manda leaker to be an international sports tourism here but people they say or foreign he's are choosing to resume dollars over their rights jessica washington reports from jakarta. on the island of lombok this racetrack is
1:54 pm
one of the country's most high profile infrastructure projects the circuit will host major racing events when complete and there will be new hotels roads and airport extensions to make way for thousands of racing fans but flick promotional videos don't tell the full story. people living here say they are being forced to read bury their loved ones because the area symmetry is being demolished by developers. but it feels like we are not allowed to be here at all anymore even the bones of our ancestors are not allowed on this land. houses and farm land are also in the developers sites so about i said this area of the construction project is on his land. and this is also the water should be viewing area they brag about how this area is near the beach and so we have to leave this place and. people have protested against the development since its early stages. hundreds of
1:55 pm
them face eviction and many say they're being intimidated. they brought so many police ready to attack me and also their own security but i didn't go they wanted to take down my house without any notice that very day or tried to fight back. city a says he was offered $200.00 for $1.00 hectares of land and his house he says he wants fair compensation from the state owned indonesia tourism development corp the united nations says indonesian authorities face serious allegations and the land has in effect from the look of. indigenous people the indonesia tourism development corporation denies any wrongdoing and the government says the project will benefit everyone. we are going to make sure that all the developments in mumbai rica including the moto g.p. circuit will benefit people in lubbock mentally is one of 10 areas around indonesia
1:56 pm
selected by the government as a priority zone for truism development but critics say development should not come at the expense of human rights while some try to stay and protect their land others say they had no choice but to go. because of this merger g.b. circuit we have to leave our home the home that we. come from how much the man says he was only compensated for some of his land now his family like many others faces the challenge of starting again somewhere else just to washington al-jazeera jakarta. defending n.b.a. champions the los angeles lakers want to hold 4 game against the utah jazz bron james who was injured for the lakers but schroeder stepped up with 25 points it was his basket that false the game into overtime against the jazz who are currently the best team in the n.b.a. they were also missing some big names and eventually lost by 12 it was also a good night for ellis baseball team the dodgers mickey betts producing
1:57 pm
a stunning carrots to end the game against the san diego padres who would have tied the game to 2 feet failed to hold on to the ball but he did and that's an 8th straight victory for the dodgers. in the n.h.l. center as a forward to patrick mahler time to go all the house record for games played a 41 year old canadian who made his debut in 9097 appeared in his 1007 $167.00 game and can break the record on monday. they promises to be a great battle of the monte carlo masters tennis at city past against andre rieu believe in the final with both men aiming for their 1st ever masters title they are level of $33.00 heading into they 7th meeting. and new zealand gold star lydia cohen of the 3 year title drought with victory at the p.g.a. event so you know why the former number 11 by 7 shots and celebrated with a traditional dance on the green afterwards. i'd like to see come all sensible
1:58 pm
always nice to see from kiwi news and they thank you peter peter and i'll be back in the next news hour 1300 hours g.m.t. planes up next with the latest news on out as. a weekly critique of the stories hitting the headlines the news media have been left to sort through mixed messages on a quite complex story from main street to street journalism the enemy objective is to get reach me to send it to the wall to show you what's going on exposing real world threats to objective it's often the bonding part sounds from monsters 11000
1:59 pm
people who were arrested the listening post covers the way the news is covered on the jersey. in pakistan's largest city climate change and water shortages and driving some residents to desperate measures it's 101 east meets the water of corruption the no 0. we tell the untold stories. we speak when other stuff can. be cut off alongside us. no matter where it takes us i prefer your fear syria gas. and power and passion which tell your story we are your voice your news your network al-jazeera. there is no channel that covers world news like legion the scale of this camp is like nothing you've ever seen. what we want to know is how do these things affect people we
2:00 pm
revisit place in state even when there are no international headlines. al-jazeera really invests in that and that's a privilege as a journalist. and he has covered 19 infections rise to more than a quarter of a 1000000 a day surging well ahead of its capacity to supply vaccines to the world. germany pays tribute to the nearly 80000 people and died even as it struggles to contain.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on