when the city since to combat threats to our own. another record a single day surging coronavirus infections in india mates capital will be under curfew for a week. i don't know about this and this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up the u.s. warns russia of consequences if kremlin critic alexina violently dies in prison is on the 3rd week of a hunger strike. about the right wing group in pakistan releases police officers that are taken hostage during protests demanding the expulsion of the french ambassador. and the world football bosses wave the red flag as many of europe's
biggest clubs announce the formation of a new breakaway super league. we're going to begin in india where corona virus infections a reached record levels since the start of the pandemic and 274000 cases were recorded on monday and more than 1600 deaths and the government has just announced a weeklong curfew in the capital region of delhi the search has put a huge strain on hospitals with many around the country already struggling with a shortage of beds the demand for oxygen is forced the government to divert supplies meant for industry to medical uses several states are running short millions of pilgrims have been ordered to quarantine for 2 weeks if they return to the capital the more than 3 and a half 1000 people tested positive the call made in the festival india's vaccinated
more than 100000000 of its 1300000000 population but there are fears a new double mutant variant could have an impact on the effectiveness of vaccines. a lot about as a science journalist in new delhi he explaining what's driving the latest wave of infections i think the guard was let down not just by indians but by indian leaders the elections were carved out in 5 states massive election rallies were held and subsequently the masses festival of which was being held and still going on at. all our contribution to words just massive search which is happening in novel coronavirus cases of forward 19 in the us the situation is grim but having reported many pandemics since 1994 i'm sure
sooner than later india will be able to control the serbs the double mutation which has been detected in some cases in india is the variant of concern many as you know sequencing efforts are going on unless that is speeded up and we know exactly what is the percentage of the presence of the w dent in the indian search or the 2nd big then we will get to know how much role the w. didn't play but right now experts tell me it's just the same coronavirus as it existed last april which is causing this massive search. hundreds of passengers from hysteria have arrived in new zealand after their governments reel and borders families and friends of reuniting to the 2 countries
launched a so-called travel bubble on monday that allows quarantine free travel for the 1st time in more than a year he zealand and australia shut their borders to everyone except residents and citizens in march 2020. january 20. 3. finally left 15 she's 16 now yeah so it's a bit emotional yeah i think it's going to be. a lot of hugs. i had to speak. for a waiting. down and we haven't been able to control that it feels like for. latin america received its 1st box of vaccines in december that was great fun fair that it would end the coronavirus pandemic there but 4 months later death and infection rates in some countries have reached record levels the reports from want
to save is where many vaccination programs have barely got going on 4 to become bring in that report from diana we're going to move on hopefully we'll get back to it later on cape verde is ruling parties return to power of the majority after winning sunday's parliamentary election prime minister is clear the silver run a campaign based on turning around the campaign the economy which has been devastated by the pandemic because reports from cape verde his capital trial. drawn by the beats of prime minister to religious grace here was campaign music his supporters take over the streets of the capital more than a celebration of his victory in their victory he says today about the tour guide who lost his job because of the pandemic. i want him to get like the tourist the kaminsky ready because that case but it depends on the torah system if the good old
poorest we get the money then what's the matter what the word for the rest of us go forward should have been. during the campaign price of a blamed the country's problems on the pandemic while the opposition leader amada conceded defeat she accuses the government of mismanaging the economy among those that hoped she would become the country's 1st female prime minister is 84 year old . despite it being difficult for me to walk for me voting is a way to keep the struggle alive for all the women of cape furred. generations of men fleeing drought and famine migrated abroad in search for work they left behind wives sisters and mothers who now make up the majority of the archipelago. they are g. demographic that transformed key bird from one of the world's least developed countries to a thriving middle income economy in this election the number of women elected in parliament
doubled over half of them are from the prime minister's living party. after the celebrations prime minister will issue a story i still don't have to put words to action because he's promised peace people jobs jumpstart economy and there were churn of tourists in this area i live nation. in an interview with al jazeera other prime minister admits his country. facing unprecedented challenges. with 3 years of severe drought the worth of the laughter defending the earth impact of the life of the families and the farming sector after that more than a year of pandemic and we face the worst economic and social health crisis that keep order that we experienced still we manage to protect companies jobs and protect people's incomes. birders in the ruling party slogan
a steady. hope for change in their circumstances and the country's future. al-jazeera trying. a new foreign ministers is set to meet virtually on monday for talks on the health of kremlin critic alexina vali as the u.s. is warning moscow of consequences if he dies in prison he's been on a hunger strike for more than 3 weeks i did jocasta reports from washington d.c. . it's been nearly 3 weeks since alexina vali launched a hunger strike after russian prison officials denied him access to private doctors to treat back pain and the loss of feeling in his legs the symptoms possibly lingering effects of the poisoning of all these suffered in august but the opposition leader barely survived and blames on the kremlin now his colleague tells al-jazeera the bombing may be near death situation deteriorated on friday when we seized his blood test which showed up
a normal level of the 1st film which is associated with imminent risk of getting a fatal or and. heart issues so we are indeed very worried i think the count is in days and you know he. is likely to give in fearing the volman will soon be dead his supporters have scrapped plans to accumulate half a 1000000 registrants for the next round of mass protests they are now asking russians to return to the streets on wednesday. singing events around for. too quickly and extremely badly we can no longer wait in a jury and extreme situation requires extreme decisions we're announcing the protests now. lisa arrested more than 10000 people during a nationwide protest in january calling for an evolving to be freed he was arrested upon returning to russia from germany where he had spent 5 months recovering from the nova chalk poisoning he's now serving a 2 and
a half year prison sentence for violating the terms of a previous fraud conviction that involved he says was politically motivated his doctors say they were not allowed inside the prison to scene of all the sunday. but we came as doctors but it's cruel and monstrous to deny access to a dying patient we will call the medical unit and try to find out what's going on we'll keep trying but at the moment we've done everything we can we can't do anything else the u.s. is closely monitoring of all the situation president joe biden has said the treatment of no volley is totally unfair and totally inappropriate and on sunday the u.s. national security adviser warned that if they've all made dies in russian custody the international community will hold the kremlin accountable and there will be consequences heidi joe castro al-jazeera washington tensions between russia and the
west are also rising following a week of sanctions and diplomatic expulsions while schools ordered 20 diplomats from the czech republic to leave a day off to prague told 18 russian diplomats to get out the tit for tat moves began after prague accused russian spies involvement in the 2014 explosion at an arms depo but in swiss reports from moscow. a series of explosions hit this ammunition depot 330 kilometers southeast of prague in october and december 24th seen 2 men were killed almost 7 years later the czech government says it now knows who is responsible and i quote you know that based on clear evidence obtained during the investigation conducted by our security services i can say there is a well grounded suspicion about the involvement of officers of the russian intelligence service in the explosions at them when you know 2014 these are the 2 men the czech government wants to question they traveled to prague in 2014 on the russian passports under the names of alexander petro of and. they are the same men
wanted in britain for the attempted murder of a former russian spy and his daughter surrogate and u.s. cripple were poisoned with a nerve agent smeared on the front door handle of their home and solve spree in 2018 there is no. me of the 3rd world interviewed on russian television the men said they gone to solve for some sightseeing particularly the city's cathedral spire they are very unlikely to face questioning for either the czech explosions all the british poisonings as russia doesn't extradited citizens the 18 russians are forced to leave prague join a growing list of diplomats forced to fly home to moscow in recent months 7 european countries and the u.s. have either expelled the russian diplomats for alleged spying or in response to russia expelling european diplomats the foreign ministry here says it's retaliation will force fraud to fully understand its responsibility but is strong the
foundations of normal bilateral times burnitz met al-jazeera moscow. there have been reports of shelling in eastern ukraine radio free europe has published a video showing soldiers inside a trench and the sound of gunfire heard in the distance the footage has not been independently verified the report comes as tensions rise between moscow and kiev over the build up of russian troops along the ukrainian border. still ahead analogise era we're in cuba where young people say they want meaningful changes as the communist party looks to select new leaders. hell i got some lovely warm spring sunshine it's a process scandinavia o'toole's about 6 days love the big area of high pressure in charge just has to keeping it cool bryce and sunny and all seep out
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 a full 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 some more anchored of around 20 degrees celsius 20 on the other side of europe from 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 same showers creeping in here not too many showers across the british isles scotland will see wanted to those they fizzle out as they pump into our area of high pressure still some pleasant warmth there for 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 egypt car it does cool off by midweek. frank assessments there are a lot of poison but the government needs to watch what exactly happened and what measures are never taking for a situation like i'm not to believe you could ever get informed opinions is the us with thinking the military positioning of the middle east wasn't just a simple act of reorganizing ministry assets this is a message to the router that the united states is rethinking its military posture in-depth analysis of the day's global headlines inside story.
there are challenges here a reminder of our top stories this hour india's capital region of delhi will go under a week long curfew from monday night as the country battles a record surge in infections almost 274000 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours and more than 1600 deaths. e.u. foreign ministers are said to me to virtually on monday and they're expected to discuss the health of kremlin critic galaxie novelli the u.s. has warned of consequences if not all the dying he's in prison is in the 3rd week of a hunger strike. russia's expelled 20 diplomats from the czech republic it's a reaction to a similar move by prague accusing russian spies of involvement in a 2014 explosion at an arms depo. ok let's return to india's record levels of coronavirus cases point i mean there's no she's joining us now she's the political
editor of hindu business line and she's with us from new delhi it's good to have you with us on al-jazeera we were mentioning earlier in the program that there had been a season if you like of festivals but also of course of mass gatherings for elections how great a responsibility do you think the government holds in this because it has allowed these events to go ahead. i think the government has been got got to be under this doggedly. they've been not only caught unaware this thing had been directly instead . of the moment they have allowed the elections to go on even if it jong un election still going on in this thing going on despite this day got my dancing though election commission to crunch the next of the faces bend these are the numbers rising in this then go on they're still going ahead with the t.v.'s are still left in their people politicians and parties are being people to get to a dentist and in large numbers the who in their mosques simultaneously they've had
a huge gathering at the pool made up in herded like this. i mean you have 300000 people who are taking a dip in the gun got invited to be on the lawn and you see the cases raise indents of people out of our cities they don't eat that 25 pounds and it's but the indian soul nor health care system can take care of this sort of the government doesn't have any you know or don't have but google and other lockdown because the city's running out of oxygen be out running short of the distance it's not marketing legal i mean you know that it's a snake sensitive issue and. there ringback simply aren't enough hospital beds so i know all of my don't just friends. what's it for you the saudis want them to give up because they've been up to great for 7 and for that that's why you have this 52nd 747 doctors that died in the last one out of call that.
and they have that they're all hospitals that i didn't or infrastructure and he had not prepared for this mexico and in fact the chippy in its. national executive meeting in february last year. they declared that not in their body that has defeated government it's a pretty good it's a bush in that 1st after that in. but it's that is the state of preparedness that so anybody want is there any indication. in india that there is some a growing backlash against the government or against certain elements of the authorities shall we say as these soldiers go on but there is that clash i wouldn't say that i mean no really but it's very good at times think up because they know i know you know that a large parts of the mass media citing that then. in no mean what is going on it's
meant often moot but funds do see a lot of coverage on social media and now even when even that large meat you know. pro-government cannot help but to go on this crisis that you you know you are a criminal or you are bursting at the seams you have rituals from ghaziabad that is neighboring oh i don't mean it is part of the national capital region why these well being but. don't go on detroit's committee are going to just have a space for it so it's it's very big crisis and the only bit they can think that's changing it seems this is down again and that is going to affect the poor very back given the fact that as you say the government certainly the b.g.p. is confident in that civility to handle public opinion about this what's your impression of how people are feeling on the streets are they resigned to what's
going on or is there a sense of panic and concern. but there is panic but people are largely our dead helpless because so far there is so are nothing really get can be done are about it except to sit down and they're not done because up on our own like now the hospitals are bursting. the government has no one so to the medicine shortage or the or adult hospital shortage or the shortage of health care staff or even at the crematorium soul what can people do except to sit at home and they don't confuse on the lockdowns with joe just started again won't be had a knock down and no deli has announced a knock down and it's going to impact the what i've had people around me the security staff the house no. charts at all me.
basically are asking for lawns are asking for for auctions to be fair but they don't know how long it's going and some people are going to again are dumb ass x. if that has that happened in india lots the out there that were just what. to do all do their respective villages because they were the cities couldn't sustain that many mine owners are so we are we're going to have to leave it there but thank you very much for joining us on our desires. and. the political party in pakistan has released 11 police officers that took hostage during protests on sunday police said earlier raided the offices of the think yellow bag which had led to violent protests that killed 3 people shelob ellis reports. so who does have to recalibrate pakistan to not be silenced known as t l
t they started protesting last year after caricature of the prophet muhammad who republican fronts well last week they protested after the government to restrict their leader clear excite risky he had demanded the french ambassador of pakistan be exposed and a ban on french products the. those protests resulted in the government. which led to more protests. on sunday a party spokesman said security forces raided the offices in lahore they responded again on the streets in all several of the supporters were killed and dozens were injured they're going to put this out the challenge will be attacked by police traitorous started shelling and fired bullets directly at us boys were injured some got bullets in the chest some got shot in the head the next rectified they fired directly at us and threw us with water some men had their chest burned others their
back feast or body always later they returned with their original grievance against fronts i. told the police we neither have weapons nor are we terrorists but they started firing on us and used tear gas many supporters died and those who were killed had one slogan oh prophet we are here for you expel the french ambassador and cut off relations with france. police said sunday's violence began after a police station was attacked they accused piece of forces of taking 6 officers hostage torturing some. prime minister imran khan said more than 600 officers were injured in protests last week there is a media blackout both social media has been cut in some areas the t.l. peace and good news from its were there the rates remain in muslim majority nations in october the crown defended the publication of caricature of the prophet muhammad
caricature that free school teacher samuel passing had shown in class before he was beheaded boycott some protests were organized in bangladesh somalia syria libya yemen afghanistan iraq and here in pakistan championed by the t o p. 6 months later the party has banned belated displaying the supporters killed and wounded and still they chant on charlotte ballasts 0. a large farm in cape town has ravaged large parts of table mountain the slopes above the new orleans neighborhood are in flames more residential areas are threatened cape town university has been evacuated far as often break out in this part of south africa during periods of drought. cuba's governing communist party is meeting this week to select its new leadership and policies the government is under increasing pressure especially from younger generations to make reforms there is a bow has more. and i learned that stuck in the past that's the feeling
people like i will may sad have had about cuba for many years. he's a cook in have an heir and estoppel leaving in the government's so-called reforms. if there's no radical change in the system there is no way out there has to be a different way of thinking if not then i'll have to see how i escape displace i've been a cook for 10 years and because of the pandemic we have no work. with the social reforms over the past decade including the expansion of internet access have strengthened cuban civil society and many are now daring to speak out. small protests have cropped up this by tight control by authorities. cuba is in the middle of an economic crisis both because of the pandemic that's her tourism but also continuing and crippling u.s.
sanctions this week the government announced it is loosening a decades old ban on slaughter of cattle and sale of beef and dairy ranchers will be allowed to do as they wish with their livestock after meeting state called us. says this will allow him to increase productivity well and this is sent out for 60 years we did not have the right to eat an animal however as long as i comply with the regulations that are now being imposed on me by the state this opens up an opportunity it will also enhance and increase the production of cattle in the country. but economy say much more needs to happen for the country to get on the road to recovery by the government but that the measures need to have a big impact and they need to happen now to help develop the country put an end to be or ocracy i believe the new measures can be implemented and vietnam is an example of what we could become it's a country that has a communist party leading and has one of the fastest growing economies in the world
you have to enter the world buckets and reform the economy. people like i will miss her believe only political change can bring about radical reforms and that's why he continues to look for a future outside the island where he believes he'll be able to fulfill the dreams he says he's denied at home. and. top of europe's biggest football clubs say the launch of breakaways so poorly 6 english teams into the liverpool chelsea and both manchester sides have agreed to join european giants real madrid barcelona and inventors will also play in the league the club's owners are being accused of a power grab football governing bodies and u.a.e. for a threatened legal action so clearly palmeri is the beer and sports correspondent in italy he says the proposed the european sports super league is all about money. it's a time where the football. not only to bring people together. but
it is that especially one of the biggest industries in the wall of the making the most of the revenues possibly the biggest entertainment. factor the way the. cinema but the feeling is that. the people who thought that using it that it didn't saw the owners of the club but no one wants much much more the 11 year olds that fall that that on that because obviously have exposed them too much and possibly they have believed that all that that possibility is that for many yes and so they want much more money and they want it now and these projects are. well out of funding at the clubs he's opened 8 more than this project thing than i you just lie since the very beginning and what we have thought your
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