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this is bbc news — these are the latest headlines in the uk and around the world. the death toll from the floods in western germany and belgium rises to more than 150 as rescue teams continued to search —— search for hundreds of people still missing. european leaders blame the extreme weather on a climate change, and experts say that global warming makes torrential rainfall more likely. i'm here, live in western germany, and are one of the worst affected areas, where the army is in full recovery mode. a change to the quarantine rules for travellers to france, both double vaccinated people arriving back in england and wales, but they were still has to self—isolate. france
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now says that those non—vaccinated must have a test within 2a hours of entering the country. proper vaccine centre is open in venues across england this weekend, in a push to get more people vaccinated before the country unlocks next week. 0lympics organisers announced the first case of coronavirus in the athletes�* village, six days before the tokyo games begin. hello and welcome if you�*re watching in the uk or around the world. rescue crews have been racing to find survivors after the floods that wreaked havoc in germany and its western neighbours. 153 people are so far known to have died across europe, 133 of them in germany alone.
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hundreds remain unaccounted for and thousands are now homeless. thousands of residents of wassenberg, an area west of the german city of cologne, have been evacuated after a dam was breached by floodwater overnight. german officials say the country�*s flood warning system functioned as it was supposed to, but the amount of rain — and how rapidly it fell — was unforeseen. let�*s cross over live now to my colleague kasia madera who�*s in erfstadt in germany. in many ways, i guess it is only now possible for the authorities, for rescue crews, to begin assessing the true extent of what has happened? you are absolutely right, and as the waters are slowly receding, that level of destruction is becoming quite apparent. the security services, the rescue services were telling me a little bit earlier that just hours before this, this jewel
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carriageway was completely submerged. the waters are slowly beginning to recede, so the levels of destruction are becoming incredibly apparent. this is, like i say, a dual carriageway, these are cars that are now being assessed for, well, the grim possibility that there are human remains there. there is a situation that is right now unfolding. it is a situation that is repeated across various parts of western germany. my colleague now explains. as the floodwaters receded in western germany, residents began counting the cost. achim hueck�*s home once stood here. it has been reduced to rubble, along with the owner�*s recently renovated fish farm, which was meant to fund his retirement. translation: i had “ust put another 35,000 b euros into the house in the last two weeks. everything, new water pipes laid. i still have to pay the bills. his neighbour built
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this house by hand. he said he carried every stone here. he is lucky to have escaped with his grandchildren. translation: we went out over the roof here and then over - the other roof, and then they brought us down. there was water here all up to the top. if he had fallen in, he would have gone — there was such pressure. an hour away, these brothers have been helping out elderly residents. translation: what this massive amount of water did in one - hour is crazy. translation: you want to weep along with - them. you feel their pain and suffering. further south, close to the luxembourg border, the muller family have also started the long and arduous clean—up. translation: l have | to fight back the tears. we had done everything up so nice and all
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at once, everything is gone. a lot of it will have to be built anew. it just hurts all over — it really hurts. it is still not clear exactly how many people are missing and without phone signal, communication is almost impossible. thinking of the people who are still missing, parents, grandparents, many didn�*t make it from their beds to the upper floors because it was that quick. we have to get help in order to save what can be saved, to free those still stuck in their homes, and then we will need support with the rebuilding ? it is an enormous catastrophe. around 1500 police, soldiers and emergency service workers have been deployed in germany to help, but with many bridges and roads rust away —— washed away, it will be days
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yet before they can reach the remote areas. 50 yet before they can reach the remote areas. ., _, , areas. so that huge recovery operation — areas. so that huge recovery operation is _ areas. so that huge recovery operation is beginning - areas. so that huge recovery operation is beginning to - areas. so that huge recoveryl operation is beginning to take areas. so that huge recovery - operation is beginning to take place right now. behind me here is that in action. we will now speak to a volunteer fire service official and has very kindly taking a moment out of his busy day. we have just been witnessing here, these three tracks being moved, sojust talk witnessing here, these three tracks being moved, so just talk us through the skin of what is happening behind us. ., ., ., ., , us. the water overflowed and this b ass us. the water overflowed and this bypass road. _ us. the water overflowed and this bypass road. and _ us. the water overflowed and this bypass road, and it _ us. the water overflowed and this bypass road, and it must - us. the water overflowed and this bypass road, and it must have - us. the water overflowed and this i bypass road, and it must have been very quick. — bypass road, and it must have been very quick, so we hope that everyone was able _ very quick, so we hope that everyone was able to— very quick, so we hope that everyone was able to get out of their cars and now— was able to get out of their cars and now you see we are trying to remove — and now you see we are trying to remove the — and now you see we are trying to remove the wrecks of the cars with the aid _ remove the wrecks of the cars with the aid of— remove the wrecks of the cars with the aid of the army, the recovery count— the aid of the army, the recovery count -- — the aid of the army, the recovery count —— recovery tank, the 50 tonne winch, _ count —— recovery tank, the 50 tonne winch, it— count —— recovery tank, the 50 tonne winch, it was— count —— recovery tank, the 50 tonne winch, it wasjust pulling out a small— winch, it wasjust pulling out a small vah— winch, it wasjust pulling out a small van out of the gap between
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these _ small van out of the gap between these three large lorries. so small van out of the gap between these three large lorries.- these three large lorries. so 'ust to make us fl these three large lorries. so 'ust to make us understand, �* these three large lorries. so 'ust to make us understand, the h these three large lorries. so just l to make us understand, the power these three large lorries. so just - to make us understand, the power of the water moved these tracks, these are articulated trucks on one another. , ., , , another. yes, the water pushed the three trucks — another. yes, the water pushed the three trucks against _ another. yes, the water pushed the three trucks against the _ another. yes, the water pushed the three trucks against the bridge, - another. yes, the water pushed the | three trucks against the bridge, and move _ three trucks against the bridge, and move it _ three trucks against the bridge, and move it along this highway. and you are ho eful move it along this highway. and you are hopeful that _ move it along this highway. and you are hopeful that everyone _ move it along this highway. and you are hopeful that everyone is - move it along this highway. and you are hopeful that everyone is able . move it along this highway. and you are hopeful that everyone is able to | are hopeful that everyone is able to get out, but is that a given? irate get out, but is that a given? we ho -e that get out, but is that a given? we hope that no one was hurt here, but we cannot— hope that no one was hurt here, but we cannot guarantee. we do not know. yesterday, _ we cannot guarantee. we do not know. yesterday, this value was 12 metres flooded _ yesterday, this value was 12 metres flooded with water, —— valley. we hope _ flooded with water, —— valley. we hope that — flooded with water, —— valley. we hope that we do not find people in the wrecks— hope that we do not find people in the wrecks of the cars.— the wrecks of the cars. further up in erfstadt, _ the wrecks of the cars. further up in erfstadt, we — the wrecks of the cars. further up in erfstadt, we saw— the wrecks of the cars. further up in erfstadt, we saw the _ the wrecks of the cars. further up in erfstadt, we saw the huge - in erfstadt, we saw the huge collapse —— collapse, the ground being sucked in. give us an update on the situation there. the being sucked in. give us an update on the situation there.— on the situation there. the worst thin . s on the situation there. the worst things happened _ on the situation there. the worst things happened in _ on the situation there. the worst things happened in a _ on the situation there. the worst things happened in a small- on the situation there. the worst things happened in a small part. on the situation there. the worst. things happened in a small part of the town, — things happened in a small part of the town, some thousand metres behind _ the town, some thousand metres behind us, — the town, some thousand metres behind us, and we had a large hole,
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a big _ behind us, and we had a large hole, a big hole _ behind us, and we had a large hole, a big hole dug full sound for construction purposes. the heavy rainfaii— construction purposes. the heavy rainfall dampened the ground, and if you try— rainfall dampened the ground, and if you try to— rainfall dampened the ground, and if you try to bring sand castles on the north— you try to bring sand castles on the north sea. — you try to bring sand castles on the north sea, for example, you will see what happens if santa gets wet, it starts _ what happens if santa gets wet, it starts flowing like water and was the problem here, because the sound ground _ the problem here, because the sound ground here _ the problem here, because the sound ground here in the old rhyme, the alley— ground here in the old rhyme, the alley -- _ ground here in the old rhyme, the alley —— valley of the ice age, we have _ alley —— valley of the ice age, we have sand — alley —— valley of the ice age, we have sand it— alley —— valley of the ice age, we have sand. it has pulled it all in. -- the _ have sand. it has pulled it all in. -- the old — have sand. it has pulled it all in. —— the old brain. have sand. it has pulled it all in. -- the old brain.— have sand. it has pulled it all in. -- the old brain. thank you for your time. -- the old brain. thank you for your time- like — -- the old brain. thank you for your time- like i — -- the old brain. thank you for your time. like i say, _ -- the old brain. thank you for your time. like i say, this _ -- the old brain. thank you for your time. like i say, this was _ -- the old brain. thank you for your time. like i say, this was a - time. like i say, this was a recovery services and the destruction of the services is only now being apparent. the first priority is to account for the 1300 people that are still unaccounted for, with the death toll across this part of the world, over 150 people, there is not a lot of concern. angela merkel, we had to describe this as a catastrophe, but what we�*re seeing on the ground echoes
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that. we're seeing on the ground echoes that. . ~ we're seeing on the ground echoes that. ., ,, , ., we're seeing on the ground echoes that. ., ~' , ., , we're seeing on the ground echoes that. ., ,, i. , . we're seeing on the ground echoes that. . ~ ,, , . ., we're seeing on the ground echoes that. ., ,, , . ., ., that. thank you very much for that re ort, that. thank you very much for that report. we — that. thank you very much for that report. we will— that. thank you very much for that report, we will be _ that. thank you very much for that report, we will be back _ that. thank you very much for that report, we will be back with - that. thank you very much for that report, we will be back with her. that. thank you very much for that report, we will be back with her in| report, we will be back with her in erfstadt later. fully vaccinated travellers returning to england and wales from france will still have to spend ten days in quarantine, the government has announced, even though the country has not been placed on england�*s "red list". the rule takes effect from monday — when people who have been fully vaccinated in the uk were due to be exempt from having to self—isolate after arriving from amber list countries. with more details, here�*s our political correspondent jonathan blake. for those hoping for a holiday in france this summer, plans may have to change. from monday, the country will stay on the amber list, but unlike other destinations in that category, adults who are fully vaccinated will still have to isolate for ten days on their return to england and wales. i was planning on going to france for a short trip, as i have a family wedding there, coming at the end ofjuly.
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that was the plan. i�*ve... the wedding has been delayed, it was supposed to be last year. and i�*ve booked everything 2a hours ago and now everything is changing, so quite disappointing. concern about cases in france of the beta variant of coronavirus, first discovered in south africa, have prompted the move. ministers stopped short of adding france to the red list, which requires enforced hotel quarantine. but the health secretary, sajid javid, said the government had always been clear it would not hesitate to take rapid action at the borders to stop the spread of covid—19. travel industry bodies accuse the government of a confused approach to international travel, though, and labour also criticised the change. really, the government has created chaos here. they made an announcement that double—jabbed people coming from amber list countries didn't need to quarantine.
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now they seem to have changed their mind in relation to france. that's creating a fourth category, an amber list plus, if you like, which is creating chaos for the travelling public and the travel industry yet again. allowing adults who are fully vaccinated to avoid isolation on their return from amber list countries offers hope of a holiday for some, but the decision to make france an exception is a sign of uncertainty in government about how the pandemic will pan out. jonathan blake, bbc news. joining me now from france is a journalist and broadcaster, caroline frost, she is an anise at the moment. thank you very much for talking to us. moment. thank you very much for talking to us— talking to us. how long have you been the? _ talking to us. how long have you been the? for— talking to us. how long have you been the? for a _ talking to us. how long have you been the? for a fortnight. - talking to us. how long have you been the? for a fortnight. and i talking to us. how long have you i been the? for a fortnight. and did ou have been the? for a fortnight. and did you have any _ been the? for a fortnight. and did you have any sense _ been the? for a fortnight. and did you have any sense at _ been the? for a fortnight. and did you have any sense at this - you have any sense at this announcement was coming? i you have any sense at this announcement was coming? i get a tri this announcement was coming? i get a trip this summer _ announcement was coming? i get a trip this summer was _ announcement was coming? i get a trip this summer was something . announcement was coming? i get a trip this summer was something of| announcement was coming? i get a l trip this summer was something of a gamble, but i was as careful with —— as i could have been with my dates and arrangements, i came out, took a pcr test before i came here, very much happy to read that we would not
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have to quarantine when returning next week, and of course, you do your sums, you make your decisions accordingly, and now of course, the news has come in as of last night that anybody returning after monday will be quarantining. in a way, knowing that is a little bit more of a relief, although yesterday, everyone here was on tenterhooks, whether we will be red listed, and are listed, i don�*t think anybody was hoping for a green, but certainly, when that news came in, a bit depressing, there was, could have been worse. there were hints we could be red listed. i�*m feeling relatively fortunate today, at least. ~ , ., ., least. when will you due to return home? -- — least. when will you due to return home? -- one — least. when will you due to return home? -- one were _ least. when will you due to return home? -- one were you? - least. when will you due to return home? -- one were you? i - least. when will you due to return home? -- one were you? i had i least. when will you due to return . home? -- one were you? i had made least. when will you due to return - home? -- one were you? i had made my lans, home? -- one were you? i had made my plans. according — home? -- one were you? i had made my plans. according to _ home? -- one were you? i had made my plans, according to the _ home? -- one were you? i had made my plans, according to the government - plans, according to the government guidance, for next saturday, so let�*s make a run for it, i�*m not going to hit the non—quarantine group of people, but i do know quite a few people running for the airport this weekend, because of that. the
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sums for a solitary traveller like myself are not too horrendous, i�*ve done the sums, i was going to end up paying 230 with the promises we had, for the various tests, on day two, but the actual sum were now being 290 on day two and day eight, but the quarantining is the thing and it becomes the hassle at the other end of the journey. becomes the hassle at the other end of the journey-— of the “ourney. yes. let's talk about of the journey. yes. let's talk about those _ of the journey. yes. let's talk about those people _ of the journey. yes. let's talk about those people you - of the journey. yes. let's talk about those people you have | of the journey. yes. let's talk - about those people you have been chatting to come as you say, making a run for it. a stressful situation for them at having to make a decision fairly quickly.- for them at having to make a decision fairly quickly. yes. of course, decision fairly quickly. yes. of course. it _ decision fairly quickly. yes. of course. it is — decision fairly quickly. yes. of course, it is monday, - decision fairly quickly. yes. of course, it is monday, which i decision fairly quickly. yes. of - course, it is monday, which means anybody finding out last night, late friday evening, will had to completely reconfigure their plans, try and book those flights which were going up and up and up as you can in price, of course, running to get the necessary pcr tests before they can leave the country. i think there is an increase in the facilities to do that now the airport, here in nice, but there is
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going to be pretty intimate and hectic as well. and probably very expensive. —— in demand. i hectic as well. and probably very expensive. -- in demand.- hectic as well. and probably very expensive. -- in demand. i have had he decided — expensive. -- in demand. i have had he decided whether— expensive. -- in demand. i have had he decided whether you're _ expensive. -- in demand. i have had he decided whether you're going - expensive. -- in demand. i have had he decided whether you're going to l he decided whether you�*re going to get back before monday or getting back at all —— before next saturday is planned and then budget the quarantine? i is planned and then budget the quarantine?— is planned and then budget the uuarantine? ., ., , ., ., ,, quarantine? i have to stay for work, so i quarantine? i have to stay for work, so i cannot — quarantine? i have to stay for work, so i cannot change _ quarantine? i have to stay for work, so i cannot change my _ quarantine? i have to stay for work, so i cannot change my plans. - quarantine? i have to stay for work, so i cannot change my plans. i'm i so i cannot change my plans. i�*m feeling rather fortunate again, so i cannot change my plans. i�*m feeling ratherfortunate again, i�*ve done the sums, the red list, which was hovering over us with a big thinker yesterday, that would have ended up costing me as a solitary traveller, nearly £2000, so financially not much worse off, so a big fat —— big hassle at the end of it, but feeling very fortunate at the end, compared with families now, running like the wind back to the airport and having to dig into their bank accounts.— airport and having to dig into their bank accounts. caroline frost, thank ou ve bank accounts. caroline frost, thank you very much _ bank accounts. caroline frost, thank you very much for — bank accounts. caroline frost, thank you very much for talking _ bank accounts. caroline frost, thank you very much for talking to - bank accounts. caroline frost, thank you very much for talking to us i bank accounts. caroline frost, thank you very much for talking to us from j you very much for talking to us from the east. ministers are saying what
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we have heard of the report this morning, that they have always said that they would not hesitate to act rapidly if they thought they need to. ii rapidly if they thought they need to. , ., ., , ., to. if they thought there was a articular to. if they thought there was a particular problem, _ to. if they thought there was a particular problem, but - to. if they thought there was a particular problem, but as i to. if they thought there was a particular problem, but as you | to. if they thought there was a i particular problem, but as you have reflected, there was a real dismay from the travel industry who probably thought they would get going to some extent this summer. it does create that area of uncertainty around travel going forward. it is interesting because we are a couple of days away, where in england, most legal restrictions on social contact are going to be lifted, mask wearing, despite some local exceptions and business exceptions will not be legally required any more, so loosening off controls domestically, but a tightening of them internationally. as the it was interesting this morning hearing the former health secretary and the chair of the health select committee, jeremy hunt, he was suggesting that what the government is doing is prioritising getting the domestic economy back up and running
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again, over loosening up international travel. of course, travel companies, we have had a horrific year of cause of the result of coronavirus, they will be furious and worried going forward and then of course, there is a huge inconvenience and concern for those travellers affected. find inconvenience and concern for those travellers affected.— travellers affected. and many in the travellers affected. and many in the travel industry _ travellers affected. and many in the travel industry spoke _ travellers affected. and many in the travel industry spoke about - travellers affected. and many in the travel industry spoke about needing j travel industry spoke about needing more support from the government, financial support from the government at this stage. i have to ask why didn�*t the government put france onto the red list? why create this amber plus, as some people are referring to it? that this amber plus, as some people are referring to it?— referring to it? that really muddies the waters- — referring to it? that really muddies the waters- it _ referring to it? that really muddies the waters. it is _ referring to it? that really muddies the waters. it is interesting, i referring to it? that really muddies the waters. it is interesting, to i the waters. it is interesting, to create a subcategory of the traffic light system. there has been speculation yesterday that france would move onto the redness, and suppose one thing to is that he would have been significant, diplomatically, to put france, one of our nearest neighbours and major travel destination on the redness, really tight, in terms of anyone who
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can come from a red list country, from the united kingdom, so would have been a major diplomatic step, so i think it is a little bit of a middle ground. what the government is saying is the situation is bad enough to take the steps in france, but not so bad is to move it onto the redness. it would have been quite a significant —— pacific and classic step. quite a significant -- pacific and classic step-— quite a significant -- pacific and classic step. bulgaria has banned people from the uk travelling there because of the rising number of covid infections. the ban will come into effect on monday, the same day the countryjoins the british government�*s green travel list. pop—up vaccine centres are opening across england in shops and parks this weekend as part of an nhs "grab a jab" initiative. the vaccination hubs will be set up in primark stores, the tate modern and even at the open championship. the aim is to boost the vaccine uptake among young people ahead of monday when the majority of coronavirus restrictions are set to be lifted.
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joining me now is dr sarah raistrick, local gp and chair of coventry and warwickshire clinical commissioning group. thank you very much forjoining us today. these are walk—in, no appointment needed situations. an opportunity to get vaccinated this weekend. any sense yet of what demand is going to be like? we hope that the demand _ demand is going to be like? we hope that the demand will— demand is going to be like? we hope that the demand will be _ demand is going to be like? we hope that the demand will be really - demand is going to be like? we hope that the demand will be really high. i that the demand will be really high. we have plenty of vaccines available, we have fully staffed clinics, we are ready to go. we are hoping that especially the younger people who are not vaccinated will just take this opportunity to turn up just take this opportunity to turn up and get their vaccine. so focus on first doses _ up and get their vaccine. so focus on first doses but _ up and get their vaccine. so focus on first doses but also _ up and get their vaccine. so focus on first doses but also second i up and get their vaccine. so focus | on first doses but also second jabs as well? on first doses but also second 'abs as well? ,, . ., on first doses but also second 'abs as well? ,, _, .,, , ., on first doses but also second 'abs as well? ,, , ., ., ., ., , as well? second doses are available, as well? second doses are available, as lona as as well? second doses are available, as long as it — as well? second doses are available, as long as it has _ as well? second doses are available, as long as it has been _ as well? second doses are available, as long as it has been eight - as well? second doses are available, as long as it has been eight weeks i as long as it has been eight weeks since your first vaccine, but yes, a real push and people who have not had a vaccine yet to turn up. do feel that we are talking about people who essentially have not been
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persuaded about vaccination yet? if so, how are you going to persuade them to change their minds at this stage? i them to change their minds at this stare? ~ . them to change their minds at this stare? ~' ., , stage? i think there were a couple of arou -s stage? i think there were a couple of groups out _ stage? i think there were a couple of groups out there, _ stage? i think there were a couple of groups out there, definitely i stage? i think there were a couple l of groups out there, definitely some of groups out there, definitely some of the younger people who really have just not got round to getting their vaccine yet. those age groups that we have onlyjust opened up to do for the vaccines, so i would say to them to take the spot —— opportunity of not booking an appointment, just to get vaccinated. maybe people who have not given it much thought, because they have had other things on their mind, this weekend is a perfect opportunity to just nip out and get your vaccine. you�*re right, there are some people who are yet to be persuaded, that yet to be vaccinated against coronavirus is the right thing to do, orsomething coronavirus is the right thing to do, or something they should do. i would say that it is something that we all need to do to protect not just of ourselves, but our communities. if people have got some real question is, there is plenty of information on the nhs website, but
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also your gps, the people at the vaccination centres will be really happy to talk through with you and answer any concerns that you have got. 50 answer any concerns that you have mt, , ., answer any concerns that you have not. i. ., answer any concerns that you have not. ., . ., , ., got. so you are clearly encouraging an one in got. so you are clearly encouraging anyone in that _ got. so you are clearly encouraging anyone in that category _ got. so you are clearly encouraging anyone in that category to - got. so you are clearly encouraging anyone in that category to come i anyone in that category to come along and if they have questions, to ask a question. i know that, in your area, health leaders have written an open letter, head of monday, head of the removal of those final restrictions in england, urging people to continue wearing masks. i guess that is a very important consideration, for people getting theirfirstjab this consideration, for people getting their firstjab this weekend, they should start being protected, getting that benefit come in a couple of weeks.— getting that benefit come in a couple of weeks. absolutely. the vaccine does _ couple of weeks. absolutely. the vaccine does not _ couple of weeks. absolutely. the vaccine does not work _ couple of weeks. absolutely. the vaccine does not work instantly, l couple of weeks. absolutely. the i vaccine does not work instantly, but we know that is the best thing to do for long—term protection. 0ur health leaders and community leaders have come together to say that please, be considerate of others and continue —— continue to wear masks in health settings and public setting. -- continue to wear masks in health settings and public setting.- settings and public setting. thank ou ve settings and public setting. thank
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you very much- — more than 35 million people will get a free flu jab this winter, as england is preparing for its biggest ever flu vaccination programme. it will be given to people aged over 50 — and for the first time, all children aged 11 to 16. the expanded programme will be delivered alongside booster jabs for covid—19. from today, there will no longer be a limit on the number of people meeting outside in wales as some coronavirus restrictions are eased. the relaxation also allows six adults from different households to meet indoors and organised indoor events can start taking place with up to 1,000 people seated and 200 standing. officials in tokyo have confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the olympic village. they�*ve refused to reveal the nationality of the infected person. the olympics begin onjuly 23 after being postponed from last year because of the pandemic. tokyo is under a state of emergency
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for the duration of the event. translation: there was one person in the village, - this was the very first case in the village that was reported during the screening test. yesterday, he or she underwent this pcr test and right now, this person is confined in the hotel. when we have positive cases, to what extent we disclose the information was another question. are we going to disclose the name of the country or not? we have been discussing with the ioc. and the ioc says if we disclose the name of the country, with high probability, you should be able to identify who this person is.
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meanwhile, officials have asked a korean flag to be moved, referencing a war between korea and japan. the ballor said the delegation had the support of south korea�*s 50 million people, a phrase adapted from a korean naval admiral, dating to the 15 905. korean naval admiral, dating to the 15 90s. in return, the delegation said it has secured a promise that japan�*s rising sun flights would not be on display in any 0lympic venue. the president of the south africa has said that the violence in the country has said it is a planned attack on the country. he also acknowledged that the authorities had been unprepared and slow to deal with the crisis. 0ur correspondence reports. under heavy guard, the president visited a shopping centre where clean—up operations are ongoing. he has ruled out declaring
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the state of emergency, he says calm has returned or is returning to most of the affected areas. the events of the past week, he says, a deliberate attack on the country�*s democracy. these actions are intended to cripple the economy of our country, to cause social instability and severely weaken or even dislodge the democratic state. the severely weaken or even dislodge the democratic state.— democratic state. the violence, s - arked democratic state. the violence, sparked by _ democratic state. the violence, sparked by the _ democratic state. the violence, sparked by the incarceration i democratic state. the violence, sparked by the incarceration of| sparked by the incarceration of former president spread from one city to another, killing 212 people and causing millions of dollars in damage. the president says the instigators have been identified, and are under surveillance, but they have not been named. he also announced the introduction of social relief measures, which some fear may prove to be inadequate. the relief measures, which some fear may prove to be inadequate.— prove to be inadequate. the domestic environment. — prove to be inadequate. the domestic environment, which _ prove to be inadequate. the domestic environment, which is _ prove to be inadequate. the domestic environment, which is the _ prove to be inadequate. the domestic environment, which is the issue i environment, which is the issue here, _ environment, which is the issue here, the — environment, which is the issue
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here, the poverty levels of inequality, the youth unemployment, is close _ inequality, the youth unemployment, is close to _ inequality, the youth unemployment, is close to 50%, one in two youths who are _ is close to 50%, one in two youths who are unemployed, so that disparity. _ who are unemployed, so that disparity, of it being worsened by the covid—19 pandemic, and the continued — the covid—19 pandemic, and the continued lockdown, it is a big part of what _ continued lockdown, it is a big part of what we — continued lockdown, it is a big part of what we are seeing. the president sa s the of what we are seeing. the president says the insurrection _ of what we are seeing. the president says the insurrection has _ of what we are seeing. the president says the insurrection has failed i says the insurrection has failed because south africans are stood up in defence of hard won democracy. the united states wants to build a giant new radar system in the uk to try to track objects in deep space. the united states wants to build a giant new radar system in the uk to track objects in deep space. the us space force is developing the global system to identify potential "targets", in areas where a lot of military satellites are positioned. the ministry of defence said the new radar capability has the potential to make space "safer and more secure". hippos, walruses and whales could be given greater legal protection under plans to crack down on ivory poaching the government wants
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plans to crack down on ivory poaching. the government wants to extend a planned law banning the trade of items containing elephant ivory to cover other at—risk animals. conservationists say the move sends a "clear signal to the rest of the world". you�*re watching bbc news. and let�*s have a look at the weather. the sun�*s out, it�*s a beautiful day and it�*s going to be a hot one. temperatures this weekend could peak at around 31 celsius tomorrow across the south—east of the uk. and it�*s all thanks to high pressure, which has established itself across the uk and thankfully also bringing settled weather to the flood stricken regions in western parts of europe. so, sunny skies across the bulk of the country through this afternoon. but a bit more cloud dragged in by a wind off the atlantic across northern and western parts of scotland. a lot fresher here from the northern isles to the hebrides, only around 1a to 17 celsius
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and a few bits of rain. that�*s also true for the northern coast of northern ireland. further inland towards the east and south, it is hot. in fact, temperatures could hit 30 degrees in hull, sheffield and gloucester. in london, around the high 20s and the high mid 20s expected across the south coast. lots of hot sunshine for the british grand prix as well both on saturday and sunday. we could also get very close to 31 celsius. ——30 degrees. the uv levels are also high across england and the south of england. elsewhere across the country, they are high and not quite so high it where it is cool and cloudy in western scotland. the cloudy conditions will continue through the night across scotland and northern ireland. and actually by the end of the night, it could turn quite murky and drizzly around some of the coasts and the far north—west of the uk. elsewhere a clear night and balmy. temperatures no lower than about 15 or 16 degrees. the high pressure is with us tomorrow but around the high pressure, we got slightly fresher air blown in off the atlantic and
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also dragging in a bit more cloud. scattered clouds tomorrow, broadly speaking, across the northern half of the uk. and a bit fresher, too, quite a bit in spots, a drop of 4 or 5 degrees in northern ireland and parts of scotland. the heat will contract to central and south—eastern areas of sunday. 31 is possible in london. monday and into tuesday, the high pressure is with us, so the weather remains settled. it�*s a fine outlook into the week ahead. temperatures won�*t be quite so high but very respectable for the time of year. we are expecting sunshine and temperatures in the mid 20s across most of the uk. goodbye.
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hello, this is bbc news with annita mcveigh. the headlines... the race to find survivors of the floods that have wreaked havoc across western europe — more than 150 people dead. hundreds of others are still missing. european leaders blame at the weather on climate change. experts say global warming makes it torrential rainfall more likely. a change of the quarantine rules for travellers to france. double vaccinated people arriving backin double vaccinated people arriving back in england and wales will still have to isolate. and france insists uk travellers not double vaccinated
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must get a covid—19 tests less than 24 must get a covid—19 tests less than 2a hours before entering france. pop p°p�*up 2a hours before entering france. pop pop—up vaccine centre is open across england this weekend any push to get more people vaccinated before the country unlocks next week. now it is time for dateline with schonert lay. now it�*s time for dateline with shaun ley. hello and welcome to the programme which brings together bbc specialists with foreign correspondents who write, blog and broadcast to audiences back home from the dateline london. this week — england gets back its freedom from covid restrictions. but how long will it last? in cuba and south africa, thousands have taken to the the streets protesting at their respective plight. two popular revolutions betrayed?
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with me this week are stephanie bolzen of germany�*s die welt,

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