i'm sam is a this is al jazeera live from also coming up u.s. president joe biden labels the killings of armenians a century ago a genocide summons america's ambassador and protest. a maritime standoff in the blank sea russia restricts access for ukraine's naval vessels. india is reporting a record number of corona virus cases for a 4th straight day with almost 350000 infections stafford overwhelmed hospitals are begging for oxygen supplies as the country's health care system buckles or the white house has expressed deep concern over the situation plans to urgently deploy additional support elizabeth purana reports from new delhi where one person is
dying of covered every 4 minutes. a police vehicle escorts an oxygen tank at a hospital in the indian capital new delhi the life saving gas is now the most desperately needed commodity in the country hospital directors in the capital say they're managing hour to hour waiting for supplies. we have just received a 500 liters of oxygen this will last for maybe 30 to 45 minutes the requirement for a day is a 1000 liters start at one hospital say 20 critically ill patients died because the oxygen to live it was 7 hours late on saturday another had to discharge all of its patients after it went out but finding a hospital bed to free has become almost impossible in the city of atlanta. i came here to get my grandfather treated he's suffering from covert 19 they are
not letting us in we don't understand anything the security guard is saying there is no doctor available here if there is no doctor need the emergency ward then where will we go his oxygen level is dropping alarmingly. india recorded more than 300000 cases for the 3rd day on saturday the situation in india is a device stating reminder of what this virus can do and why we must marshal every tool against it in a comprehensive and integrated approach. countries including the u.k. in china today looking at ways to help india as it sees shortage of beds medicines oxygen and vaccines and the u.s. chamber of commerce has called on the biden administration to release millions of doses of astra zeneca vaccine from storage to shipped to india brazil and other countries had hired by the pandemic it said that no one say until the saved
elizabeth pull on an al-jazeera new delhi. doctors in iraq say at least 27 people have been killed after an explosion inside the baghdad hospital fire burned through a ward where covert 19 patients were being treated so understood in an accident caused an oxygen tank to explode for hours now being put out smaller fulton has more from baghdad. we understand at the time of the incident there were 120 patients admitted. to hospital 30 of them were specifically in the respiratory carrying it because this is a hospital that handles primarily covert 1000 patients and in addition to these 120 patients there were several family members want to protect their patient minute because this is a people curiosity in the iraqi health care system that family members are actually allowed to be present alongside covert patients in the hospital and of course in
addition to that there were also health care workers certain moment that the death toll is expected to increase because many people were rushed to nearby hospitals with severe burn injuries and what we understand in terms of the cause of this fire it was caused by the explosion of an oxygen oxygen cylinder the way it works of oxygen supply in these hospitals in many hospitals in iraq in fact is that there is no central oxygen supply system was so patients that require. ventilator that require oxygen supply then depend on these oxy the oxygen cylinders which are provided and which are placed next to the patient spares and i spoke to one doctor who works in this hospital and he mentioned that because of the lack of staff members to care for the patients what ends up happening is that the relatives of patients often end up handling these oxygen cylinders and he believes that.
any kind of mishandling may have caused this explosion and now prime minister mr file card in me has promised an investigation into the incident but of course that is not enough for many iraqis the often here the government promising investigations but we rarely really see the results or government officials responsible for what appears to be they collect and mismanagement being brought to account coronavirus deaths are also rising in argentina as hospitals there struggled to keep up with the number of patients more than 500 people are now dying every day doctors say a variant of covert 901st detected in brazil could be behind the sudden rise in cases. i see more than often we have a very high demand on the emergency room doctors on duty are receiving coded non-code patients in
a much greater proportion than in the previous weeks which is what the 2nd wave employees we are afraid this wave will overwhelm us. now the dutch government has decided to ease restrictions at a time when hospitals are facing the largest influx of patients in months of the same time large test events involving thousands of people are being organized to see how to safely reopen society doctors want strict lock downs kept in place vasant explains from the hospital room braver. this is where the impact of the netherlands 3rd wave of covert 19 becomes visible inside hospitals medical workers are trying to save patients mostly in their fifty's and younger patients are really scared because they have seen for a whole year with over can do to people and that's frightening them and us as well he also put it by fans of. operations are being cancelled and the recovery room is now filled with coronavirus patients on ventilators doctors and nurses are
exhausted we have long been stretched to the limit but we can't give up we have to continue patients continue to come from 24 i.c.u. beds we now have 39 we simply can't say we will quit. the outside it feels like a different world the government is easing some restrictions and is testing more ways to make crowded events safe one was plant near the hospital to celebrate the king's day holiday but was cancelled after an outcry. while many in an ambulance believe that the worst of the pandemic is over this is the reality in many hospitals at the moment doctors are warning that the intensive care units are approaching the so-called code black when all bets are full and difficult decisions will have to be made who will be treated and who won't and feel hospital is ready for this worst case scenario but says delay in reopening the economy would help
prevent it acting balancing on a real them court. we are managing at this moment the situation but when the opening leads to more and more patients we are. becoming getting a situation like the dutch government has been criticized for its response instead pandemic began documents show at one stage it pursued herd immunity by letting the virus brat and was slow to begin vaccinations my main concern is that from the offset this government chose a strategy that does not protect most of us but is willing to sacrifice most of us and they do so they said they did they did so because of economic reasons but we we are now seeing that one of the reasons also not the economical reasons are valid we have people dying we have hospitals who just simply can't deal with the amount of patients anymore and i really don't think that this is this is the time to go easy
on the restrictions by medical record. now the easing of rules from april 28th has medical staff worrying that their worst fears could become a reality star fasten al-jazeera. u.s. president joe biden has formally recognized the 915 mass killings of armenians in the crumbling ottoman empire as an act of genocide in a written statement the us president said we remember the lives of all those who died in the ottoman era armenian genocide and recommit ourselves to preventing such an atrocity from ever occurring again he added we do this not to cast blame but to ensure that what happened is never repeated and turkey is rejecting the statement summoned the u.s. ambassador to rancor in protest foreign minister. said words cannot change or rewrite history we have nothing to learn from anybody on our own past political
opportunism is the greatest betrayal to peace and justice we entirely reject this statement based soley on populism. for armenians though it's a watershed moment at home and among the extensive diaspora worldwide president biden's announcement coincided with the 106th anniversary of the mass killings armenian prime minister nicole says it's a powerful step towards justice or more reaction shortly after this report from her bottle which contains images some may find disturbing. it's a story more than 100 years old for turkey it's a chapter that's turned but for the united states and other members of the international community turkey must apologize for the events that started in 1915 that was when ottoman turks deported hundreds of thousands of armenians from
eastern an atoll year to the syrian desert but what happened and how many were then killed remains disputed many historians say more than a 1000000 armenians lost their lives turkish officials deny any systematic killings took place saying it was time of war and the death toll has been exaggerated turkey has always been angered by government describing the event that began in 1915 during the ottoman empire as a genocide. the armenian genocide remembrance day that takes place in armenia and is observed by many armenians abroad on april 24th every year is widely seen in turkey as a western propaganda aimed at time machine the country's reputation turkey has very strong objections to the use of the word genocide they see it as being linked to the holocaust you know these are 2 separate atrocities 30 years apart so that's not
really the case they also worry about some kind of legal claims against them but again these are tragic events that occurred more than 100 years ago that's very unlikely the announcement by biden comes at a delicate moment in u.s. turkish relations ties between the 2 nato allies have been strained for years in 2020 the trump administration imposed sanctions against turkey over its birth chase of russian weapons systems but try and turkey's president reza fave didn't manage to prevent an escalation and described the relationship as friendly but when biden was elected president turkish officials expressed concerns that might get worse during the u.s. presidential election campaign last year when biden was democratic candidate he described as an autocrat and over the last few months the biden administration has
pressed to improve its record in human rights with biden's latest move the u.s. joins dozens of countries that have declared the atrocities against armenians more than a century ago an act of genocide has some of our al-jazeera. so i have announced here i will tell you how the pandemic is hurting germany's favorite vegetable. and emerging from isolation a stream study done in the cave that shed some light on own lives on the lawn down . it's time for the perfect jenny. went sponsored point qatar airways however we got it warming up nicely now across much of the a middle east but some places of cloud want to see the showers set chiefly of
course in the house of the rate is that if you could catch a shower would say but otherwise as you can see it's pretty much wall to wall sunshine also high sunshine coming through when it's warm sunshine as well into the forty's for kuwait for baghdad getting into the mid thirty's for damascus and i think we'll see the levant just picking up on those temperatures as we go on through the next couple of days further south will be getting up to 38 here in doha 38 is 100 in found high so the temperature is picking up here as well just not just the possibility of wanted to show was just around the southern end of the red sea through southern parts of saudi arabia just was at western side of yemen join up and show is that we have across the ethiopian highlands some showers there to into somalia and of course we keeping a close eye on our tropical system making its way towards tanzania already filtering some rather wet weather in across the east coast of tansen there a possibility of some flash flooding coming through here winds could cause a little bit of damage you see some significant rainfall coming through the next 24
hours or so i wanted to these places could see maybe 70 or 80 millimeters of rain and cause flooding. it's the political debate show that's challenging the way you think i want to know where you're to stand on cancer culture decreasing the range of ideas that can be heard from international politics to the global pandemic and everything in between tech companies are the ones with the power what do we do with the solution we get organized what are world leaders or governments missing thread talking about targets like 2040 we're trying to target now up front with me marc lamont hill on al-jazeera.
back you're watching al-jazeera time to recap lines india has set yet another global record number of new cases reporting over 300000 for a 4th day in a row white house has expressed deep concern over the situation in plans to urgently deploy additional support. doctors in iraq say at least 27 people have been killed after an explosion inside a bank that hospital fire burnt through a ward where covert 19 patients were being treated. joe biden has become the 1st us president to formally recognize the mass killings of armenians during the ottoman empire as genocide turkey has summoned the u.s. ambassador in protest i mean you're welcome to move. civil society groups in chad are calling for demonstrations to demand the dissolution of
the transitional military council it's headed by general mama. took power following the death of his father. we are calling going to church in population all over the country to take to the streets on tuesday for public demonstration and we will stay on the street to for our man listen to we place ourselves under the protection of the african union in the united nations and ask that mechanism be urgently set into motion to assure the protection of citizens to take charge of the process of comprehensive and occlusive dialogue to build a consensual transition to create the conditions that to guarantee a lasting political handover to this and we reject any possibility of using french forces for this purpose even if they are already positioned in the territory. now memorial service is being held across chad to all of the late president who died in the rebel attack there he was buried on friday in generous village near his hometown morgan has more from the capital in jim
a no. brainer all right for the plane president idriss deby continues after a states army was held in the largest public square here in the capital into may now on friday on saturday a much smaller one was held for a brief debby's family and friends in one of his homes here in india may now president idriss deby was announced by the military on monday saying that he died from injuries he sustained fighting the rebel front for change and concord group and the northern region of our name the last one of his death came just hours after early election results so that he had won as fixed term in office and was said to rule for another 5 years now many people here are wondering what comes next for the country and the biggest concern is how that will shape up the political arena here in the opposition have protected by private and military council headed by his 37 year old son mohammed will be leaving the country for the next 18 months people on
the 3 who are thought and 2 are also confused about what comes next they say that they want to see their country united and they will want to see the stability of the country. especially because the country is facing many threats besides the rebel group that attacked the northern region of scanning mentor bestie over the past 2 days there are concerns about their political stability is active in many cancer terrorism operations and legs heart as well as are along the border with mali and means there are many people are concerned about the stability of the region and the country with the president now dead deliver growth has also rejected the fact that the military body is in charge a $69.00 member transitional council will be appointed as well as a transitional government also be appointed by the deceased president agrees that his son mohammed there being so many people here are rejecting that but the focus right now for them as they greet their president of 30 years is how to move on forward how to unite and that's something that we've heard from people at the funeral on friday and from family members here as well saying that they are
concerned with the death of a breeze that who has been running the country for 33 decades how things were moving forward from here for tad and its people. now there's been a 3rd night of violence near the locks a mosque compound there occupied east jerusalem israeli security forces fired stun grenades and water cannon and palestinians that angry restrictions on gatherings during the most and fasting month of ramadan on thursday israeli forces say they prevented fire rice israeli activists from confronting the group of palestinian. syria's oil ministry is blaming israel for an attack on an iranian oil tanker the vessel was one of 3 uranian oil tankers that had recently arrived at the benny asked refinery off the coast of syria the incident sparked a large fire which is now been put out israel has declined to comment on the small tension between russia and ukraine this time see russia has closed all
mabel access to the courage straight. ukraine says it's illegal violates a treaty moscow says its forces are conducting military drills it follows the mobilization of tens of thousands of russian troops on the ukrainian border in recent weeks bernard smith reports from crimea on the way out of crimea but very much still in charge of russia's land the sea and air forces are heading back to their bases after 2 weeks of exercises along the border with ukraine and in the black sea it was a mobilization big enough to worry nato with at least 100000 russian soldiers estimated to have been involved but russia is keeping up the pressure on its neighbor by closing the curch straight to the ukrainian navy this links the black sea to the sea of as off and ukraine's eastern ports russia's main motive is to demonstrate that it controls crimea because russia has recognized gray mir's part
of russia for the reason to control 'd this equitorial around on the peninsula and closing down the rated you must raise who is in this part of the black sea and in the sea the bridge over the strait was built by russia in the years after its 2014 occupation of crimea it creates a permanent link to the russian mainland there's a treaty between russia and ukraine agreeing equal access to the hours of c. but russia says it can close the strait the military exercises and these will last until the end of october there's not much ukraine can do unless it wants to take on russia's navy burn its main al-jazeera crimea of charles transferred is that the port of mariel paul with the ukrainian perspective. well the ukrainians as you can imagine a very angry about this they called it a gross violation of the right to freedom of navigation and a violation of the un convention of the law of the sea they see it as being
a provocation by russia only adding to the kind of tension that we've seen in the region in the last couple of weeks around that fast troop deployment by the russians along ukrainian borders and around crimea this will to the eyes of see in the strait is supposed to be on a joint jurisdiction when the russians and ukrainians according to a 2003 agreement now cover days ago we were out with the marriott pulled maritime to work with the ukrainian navy and they were saying that that agreement was signed in 2003 and he's now almost redundant because of course we've had a conflict that started in 2014 and russia annexed crimea so the ukrainians are feeling weakened powerless if you like to act and that's despite obviously great international support in rhetoric at least calling for the russians to to maintain
freedom of navigation in these very strategically important waters for both countries now it's what's called asparagus time in germany around spring when it's beer is ready for harvest and during the growing season east european workers come to work the fields specifically for the pandemic is not only made their travel more difficult it's also affecting sales stephanie decker reports from brandenburg in east in germany. nicknamed white gold or the noble vegetable this is germany's all time favorite white asparagus but it's not germans working the fields it's men mostly from romania who come here specifically for the harvest how many years even coming. through for. just 1st i guess yes. and why because. it's.
nobody here is the best. and coronado's made a difference. you know he's no different. this year workers are coming into germany they just need a negative 1000 test when the borders closed last year the german government made an exception and allowed in 30000 foreign workers to save the harvest but it still hasn't brought situation back to normal the core not even trained in law enforce power goes. only about 25 percent of the whole asparagus goes to west but now they all close da one and read. that perhaps we won't sell all the asparagus and even they can have a look for foreign markets but in the same situation you know it's it's another not not a solution. prices are now lower there are less sales and higher costs but the vegetables
are ready and the harvest must go on now this is where you go back to work a bite i wanted to talk about how it stood for profit it is the only one that most of them often tell you we all know why only one and not none and we're told doesn't think that. they get around $14.00 an hour we're told it's hard work both on and off the fields the farms owner tells us most germans don't want to work for that amount of money. a sign of the times not everyone likes to be tested were told are carried out around twice a week many of these men have left their families behind in romania to earn off the land. when you know the money is good better than romania i feel at home here nothing to complain about. it's painstaking work but for these men worth it they will harvest 1500000 kilos of asparagus on this farm this season
feeding germany its precious vegetable and in turn feeding their families back home stephanie decker al-jazeera billets in brandenburg eastern germany ever wanted to completely get away from it all for a few weeks while a group of people in france is taking it to the extreme the 15 scientists and explorers have just emerged from 40 days of deep isolation with no sense of time under schapelle has more. than a jeweler an anesthesiologist a security guard and some scientists walk out of a cave and back into the world. they spent 6 weeks in isolation deep inside the pyrenees mountains in southwest france as part of a scientific study. the 15 men and women lived in a humid cave in partial darkness without phones watches natural lights nor any other indicator of time. the deep time experiment is led by swiss french researcher
and explore christian khloe was studying how extreme isolation affects people's cognition and emotions. close widely known for carrying out expeditions alone to remote reaches of the planet and this study focuses on how people can be disorientated by extreme events and explore ways to prepare for them. we want to be true of. all we believe how they can synchronize their. i've not trying to lead. the kind of our environment in situation. the group's sleep patterns behavior and social interactions were watched closely and sensors measured how thoughts and feelings are impacted in what seems a time of space. out of the cave but not yet out of the woods the study is carrying on now that they've been reintroduced to the world outside. al-jazeera. now australia new zealand have held services to and troops who served in the 1st
world war. and zach de marks the 950 landing in turkey where thousands of soldiers from australia and new zealand were killed this year's anniversary comes as a stray prepares to withdraw from afghanistan in september in line with u.s. plans to end the 20 year war. and let's take you through some of the headlines here in algiers iran now india has said yet another global record number of new cases of coronavirus reporting over 300000 for a 4th day in a row many people are being admitted to hospitals because of a lack of oxygen and beds the white house has expressed deep concern over the situation it plans to.