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lee with ah, a new coed strain in southern africa, sparks global panic prompting nations to shut down or travel with the region. cases are already spreading, though, with the latest detected in israel and belgium. the developers of sputnik via preparing to test the russian shelf against the new mutation. we hear from the hungarian foreign minister about his own country's vaccine policy and the need to put lives above politics. there are too many countries. i'm considering the issues of vaccination as if it had a political order or ideological nature. you know, it's about liable to people. well, i didn't do anything special. i simply battled for my life. every post in my
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situation would have done the same. the 1st word solve a rescue or who was fond alive in that same period. coal mine after being presumed dead, a criminal probe has not been opened into thursday's explosion, which claimed more than 50. ah, welcome to the news hour and r t this saturday, november the 27th. my name's you know, leo to our top story. the us and canada have joined the e. u. in whole thing, flights from 6 southern african nations, after the discovery of what's been described as a highly infectious new cobit straight in johannesburg, the new restrictions have left are a passenger scrambling to get out. if i can get on board now, i'll have to be an employee here waiting to pay over dessert,
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serious thing. but on the other hand, always because i have new variance thought on a whole. we gonna keep looking on you varian, just a disconnecting one. going to the door and you pay is not for fear of heartbreaking people. i devastated just before christmas. mom really said yes, you can see there for many people out here port. it's already too late. airlines have come. so flights from south africa to the u. k. ahead of the approaching deadline, though flights to some other western countries including the united states, are continuing until monday, reporting now on europe's response to the new cobit variant. your charlotte to been skin. will this super mutant strain of covey it has been described as being more transmissible than delta that has really ramped up phase? it's been reported that it's already been found on the european continent in belgium that is from a sample that was taken from
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a young woman who said to have not been anywhere near the south of the african continent. she had indeed been to egypt and to turkey, and it's also said that she was unvaccinated key. i'm at naco will happen. confirm case of this variant is someone who came from abroad despise, most tested on november 22nd. he was not vaccinated and had no prior infection, so this case has been observed and confirmed. but i want to repeat that it is a suspicious fair and we don't know if it's a very dangerous one. as a result of this, new countries are now scrambling to close their air space to a number of countries in the south of africa. that's because the super mutant strain has been found in several countries there. but it could already be too late, as that case in belgium shows now not much is known about this particular mutation, but experts are really sounding the alarm over what they say the potential
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properties of it could be. and it's the fact that it's such a heavy mutation just give you an example. experts in the u. k. have described this as being so mutated that it is barely recognizable when it compared to the original strain of cove at 19. and as a result of that, we have seen devastation across the world over the last 18 months or so. the european commission president is urging other countries to take heed and to also close their space. the european commission has today proposed to member states to activate the emergency brake on travel from countries and southern african and other countries affected to limit the spread of the new variant. now the u. k was one of the countries that 1st decided to put that ban in place of flights coming at to and from those 6 countries in africa are. but it has said that that list could
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be expanded in the next few days with more and more countries being put back on the read less than that could cause so many fears that yet again, travel plans as we head into the holy sea season will be thwarted, just as they were back in 2020. now this also comes at a time when there is a 5th wave of the pandemic hitting the european continent so much so that countries are putting new restrictions back in place. we've already seen partial locked downs and dan's in some countries like in austria and in the netherlands. and even here in france earlier this week, the french health minister saying that from the middle of january, people will have to have a 3rd job for cove at 19 of vaccine if they don't, than their health passed to allow them access to every day. things like cafes and restaurants will no longer be valid. but the real concern here is if those
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experts are right that this mutation is so far removed from the original covert 19 variant will the vaccines that have already been creative, be enough? will they even be effective, or as many fear will they just beat totally ineffective against this strain? if that's the case, it's going to leave the politicians scratching their heads again and scientists having to go back to the drawing board. but the question many of us are now asking, when will this end? will scientists say the new version tells an unusually high number of mutations, although there's so far, no evidence that it's more deadly than previous strains. a biologist told us why it's raising along. if this variant indeed is proficient, more proficient than delta and can substitute delta, then it's not the question of if the question of when it's very clear that this has
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been strained to merge to in it probably single individual which had a case of how long cold it probably was this preston mune system where the you varian had gradually accumulated multiple mutations well being in this single person. and then was released in the environment and started attacking new individuals. what they can do, it's mostly just slow down the distribution, global distribution of you very and what will happen whether they are restrictions and germany is continuing to see a search in cobra infections with a new daily record of 76000 cases. their situation is been compounded by the on the kron variance with a traveler who recently returned from south africa, suspected of carrying the new cobit strain. meanwhile, the german force is being called in to help transfer cobit patients from overwhelmed hospitals so far to military gen, something set aside for assistance. we heard from an infectious disease expert who
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stays up with a new strain. all options are on the table. when you buy this new varian spreads quickly and the vaccines we have now stopped working. they weren't about situation . people who already are not clay, it may not be protected, but we have to wait and see if that worst case scenario becomes the case. maybe we'll be lucky on the vaccines will also work against this mutation at the moment. we don't know enough about it, there isn't a p c r t s for yet, but we have to be cautious. a sort of the virus is changing all the time. and several mutations have occurred. viruses multiplying a few 1000 times a day. errors occur in the replication and a new virus emerges. it's not unusual and going up in every day. so there's still plenty of uncertainty over the army, chrome, the variance on whether the public is warranted on our website. we've got an explainer taking you through everything from spike proteins to the stock market seller, head to r t dot com. like seen producers are already
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trying, of course, to figure out whether their drugs will work against the on the chrome variant in russia. they had of the gamma, lia institute, which is behind the sputnik be shot safe testing will start as soon as the institute has a sample of the new straight. but so far they're optimistic, not in hungry, where the russian job has been widely adopted. studies find out it's effective against all earlier coded variance and compared to the alternative vaccines. it was more successful of preventing hospitalization and death. but a best is not hoping local production us, but we will start next year. although the drug is still waiting approval from the regulator down, gary in foreign minister peter c r 2 has been speaking to r t. x on the boyle about the need to de politicize the issue. i really don't find the verse to describe how i feel about the fact that there are
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few, many countries considering the issues of vaccination as if it had a political or, or ideological nature. you know, it's about the lives of the people who knew the lives of the people. what is it for them as far as the political, it's whether a political and ideological debate, i'm very frustrated about that. to be honest. and i tell you why your appeal, the regulation speaks very clearly about hallway vaccine, can be approved on the territory of 2 ways. first, by the european madison agency, which is a normal, let's say, business of usual way of approving a vacuum. but a european regulation says that in case of the state of emergency, this one, the national regulators, are allowed to approve of axioms. also on a temporary basis before we started to use both splitting casino far from china, the national regulator of ours has approved the use of both. which means that the
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use of scrutiny in hungary is being based on a european regulation. and that's why, to be honest, we don't understand why it is not being respected by the by the other member states . whenever i talk to western european colleagues on my vest or european colleagues of mine between for i, they always tell me that they know that the russian scientific performance can be spoken about in very highly. and they said it 1st the best. of course it works well, hungary and experts have approve that. and regardless of the fact that privately, they all say that when it goes to public, they act totally differently. i have the luxury to be in this position for more than 7 years now. so i clearly remember who said was 56 years ago, and i remember the way we were really, really attacked. and we were considering very no very hostile way,
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very rude expressions were used on us. and those who treated us in a very rude way. they are now giving, basically a standing ovation to those who act similarly as we acted back in 2015. what do you think has changed in europe on that issue over the last 5 years? you know, i think there's a big hypocrisy. there might be some comments which, which sound to be different compared to what has been said since 2015 about the essence. but the essence of the european migration policy remained unchanged unfortunately. and if you look at the document or the statement or the founding document of the, of the new german government coalition, you will see that this extremely pro migration, extremely a russian court tells us reminded 5 suspects in custody for a period of 2 months following thursday's deadly cold mind blast the men, 3 managers, and 2 inspectors and been charged with violating safety protocols. all of them have
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denied wrong doing, leading off to the underground methane explosion in the camera of a region which claimed the lives of 51 people. the head of the mines section where the blast occurred insists he had received no prior complaints from though. the debts all was early, revised onwards, after a rescuer who had been presumed dead manage to get out of the mind. his survival was described as a miracle by the emergency service chief working at the sight. local miners, though, have lost really any hope of finding more survivors were proffered in your son's room for the last chance to get out was with the rescuer to survived. don't wait for the rest. got goodness, go ahead, sir. nobody could have survived as long as this, especially because oxygen is now gradually being replaced by methane. i have no idea how one man managed to survive. how can one predict such a blast? there's no mining without gas, only more ventilation and more checks will help. or yeah, the re before no cold,
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no money. everyone is trying to fulfill the plan and earn something if the ventilation services are responsible for checking the guest levels in the mines. 18 years ago when i witnessed the mind last, the shaft was poorly ventilated. a specialist has to come and check all that needs to be checked, but, but that time worked started straight away. well, the rescue operation there has no resumed after being halted due to fears of further explosions. the camera of a governor says caution is the top priority now where the cancer stood. we desperately want to get every one out on the surface. we are doing all we can, but without risking the lives of our rescuers. we have no right to have more men dead. when the 1st group of rescuers rushed into the mind right after the blast, it was just to fight. no, it's not. but so everything we do must be 1st of all safe autumn. the miners job is one of the most dangerous in the world. but if
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a rescuer has to go in the danger is multiplied earlier while rescuers were unable to access their mind. desperate families were left waiting for news at the entrance, holding on to any glimmer of hope you have met yet you. my son is down there in the mine. as his mother. i feel that he is alive without some hope. when one man was found alive, he see if that man spent a day down there and survived. it means it's possible to survive. but we are tall. people die in 2 or 3 hours due to lack of air. mine is her aunt, they rabble. they are already counted his dad just like that man has survived. so it's been 3 days since it flows in at the coal. mine and emergency services are working around the clock trying to secure the mine and the shaft also relative have been coming and going to the mind. first of all, get the final word on the face of their loved one and pick up personal belongings.
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ashley who just saw several of those women who husband and son are still trapped in there, at this point presume said, well, obviously their relatives are very distraught and they still haven't lost hope that their loved ones might still be alive. and that whole has recently only been fueled by the recent lack of recovery of one of the rescuers who are presumed dead but unexpectedly turned up alive. the 51 year old alexander's ass and frank entire day trapped inside the mind. virtually nobody thought that he had any chance of surviving, but nevertheless, he somehow miraculously came to the rescue workers himself. and here was his 1st interview after being rescued. alexander, how do you feel? i'm doing great. will surely are you able to see better now? yeah. what you see, where all bursting with pride, that it all went well. jumpstart. well,
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i didn't do anything special. i simply battled for my life. every person in my situation would have done this. same doctors say that he is in a folder shock and that he suffers from i plethora me and smoking whole ition. but nevertheless, his condition seems to be stable and he is expected to make a full recovery and return to his wife and son, who frankly, must have gone through quite the emotional rollercoaster. first they learned that their husband and father was dead and then somehow miraculously, he came out alive. but unfortunately for the rest of the people trapped inside the wine, it doesn't seem that they there's any chance they have survived. ultimately, the tragedy took the lives of 51 people, including 5 rescue workers, and many people are now wondering how this could have happened in the 1st place. president putin has ordered authorities to get to the bottom of what happened and to figure out who was responsible. he also commented that these measures should be
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put into place should not be reactionary. and instead, more preventative measures should be in place and should have been in place while a criminal investigation has already been launched. and 5 people have already been detained. the director of the mining company, his deputy, as well as the person in charge of the fashion they might have been detained on suspicions of violating safety procedures on a hazardous production facility. also 2 safety inspectors have been detained on suspicion of faking safety infection of this exact mine just a week before this horrific explosion. now apparently there were a lot of issues playing the mine and all the minors apparently knew about them and reported them to the higher ups, which apparently haven't done that much to make this work safe. i. here's one of one of the relatives of the miners has said one that i remember my brother in law telling me about a me same problem in the mine and the instances of a gas builder. and so on. told me that when the level of me saying went off the
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scale and all work ground to a halt. but sometimes despite this, there was a forbidden level of me thing. and even though it wasn't that high, the mind is still had to work. they even had to resort to various methods to decrease the level indicators in order to get work done. he occasionally let his former head know about the situation. he wondered how he could work in such circumstances. the minds management was aware of what was going on. while the investigation will be taking all of these reports into account in their attempts to find anybody and everybody who was responsible or might have had a hand in this blatant violation of safety rules on so sure, hazardous facility, here's what the investigative committee has said. because it is not, i don't believe this is commonly known, that tragedies of a similar nature have occurred in mines in the camera of a region and in other regions to the cost of these mistakes is invariably peoples lives. the investigative committee intends to look into the circumstances of the
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situation and address the deeper causes that lead to serious consequences and provoked the tragedy. while her now merchant services are working round the clock to secure the line and allow the workers to extract the bodies of the victims. meanwhile, relatives are in despair and demanding more answers. another story we're following today from south postponed a compulsory vaccination order for its car being territory after a week of violent unrest covered restrictions in guadalupe on martinique earlier sparked a furious backlash against paris. ah ah ah. ah.
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the french government initially ordered all health workers on the caribbean islands to get cobit shots or take on paid leave, and that didn't get done well with frustration already high over on employment, stagnant wages and widespread poverty. the protests have tapped into broader resentment against parse. with islanders citing heavy handed regulations on a lack of financial support. while the french president has urged people in guadalupe on martinique not to mix up code rules with colonial, erect grievances amanda wilma crohn also accused some in the territories of spreading what he called falsehoods. by faxing. we will not give in to allies distinction of information and the exploitation by some people of this situation. we do not play with health and we will not lead the health of the french people to be played with for the sake of political infighting. let's get say, a deeper into what's happening there with political analyst,
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nickel and merck. of it's joining us from paris. welcome to you. hi. wise wanted for france to threatened to withhold wages, including those of doctors and nurses in the caribbean charities. it especially considering the high poverty level it's a catastrophe. people are not being taken care of in the hospitals and in guadalupe today, it's very difficult situation with the threat coming from paris has only been greeted by a strong backlash from the inhabitants of guadalupe. don't want the, the french laws concerning mandatory health classes in on the ivan and so the sanitary situation is dire, but not because of the french governments decision because of the french governance and position of the health passes, which has made the situation extremely tense. on the island, they've been demonstrations all across france since the existence of the south past . but this is the 1st time that we've seen real revolts against a district coming from paris on military health pass for a caregivers, for nurses,
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for doctors, for even fireman. and this is what the people from what little bit absolutely do not want. yet we'll get into that in just a moment. but in terms of the, of the picture about a bite, sam vaccines, nikolai, they're a high levels of, of hesitancy there on those islands. in martinique, i believe i run to 5th of people only have received a 1st dose. 31 percent in guadalupe. why do you think that is yet there is a strong distrust from mainstream media. we've seen it during the whole demonstration . they just absolutely do not want out of the people on the streets during the day most don't. busy want to speak to mainstream media, they don't believe the government, they don't believe mainstream media. they, there is a lot of alternative media being looked into on in guadalupe and i think that's the reason they don't trust the government. they don't trust the media. so they say we don't want is vaccine because we don't think that these are, these are the solution to the sanitary crisis or the cobra crisis today. so there
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isn't that fundamental administration strong distrust in information coming from paris and from intermedia. and that's why the demonstrations are so widespread in rather because the majority of the population here, there's the strong, the white majority of the population. absolutely don't want to vaccine. and they've got one of the lowest rates, the vaccination, all across france. money will mccrory wants to separate the vaccine issue from colonial era grievances, as he put it on the islands. how much of the unrest is done to decades of distant rule by paris. there's maybe some of that, but i think it's this is a mineral macro is trying to bring politics into the debate. this is not the primary issue. this can be a leading issue. and it's, we're sure that some of the independence groups in guadalupe it will be taking advantage of the unrest, but that it will, it will not be significant advantage to thing know, did the government's response this morning was to say that it was a loop while maybe they could discuss autonomy. this is not the issue. the issue is
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help. the issue is making vaccines mandatory for, for nurses, for doctors, for 5. and that is the issue. that is what we're seeing in all the robots. we're not seeing so many request for independent or autonomy from what loop. that doesn't mean that that sentiment doesn't exist. it is, there is some part of that sentiment in got to be today, but that's not the fundamental request from the inhabitants of our loop. in one macro and whose government interesting will will give you more me. this is not the answer. what they say now is that we want to get rid of that law for a while loop that we do not want this law on. mandatory health passes and mandatory vaccines for health care workers in got to be that maximum. busy is not answering the could the request from the inhabitants of guadalupe just finally. how does this play i to think. well, i think that this is going to extremely interesting because we've seen that this as a spread of unrest has spread to martinique whether the violence and the rights of an extremely strongly seeing. an impressive image is coming out from the, from the island and spreading out to the other regions of the region of trent. i
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think it's going to be interesting to see how the government treat this because people in maine and purchasing well if the government is going to come back on its law and guadalupe martinique which are french, which, which are in trend, why do they do the same thing in france, why if they're making best and they're saying now the 1st government that i can give teens which don't have a r n and messenger if they're doing that, well, why don't do they do it for the rest of france or they're going to be different log, i think there's going to be a strong fight in design. definitely. they show that they don't, they won't sit back. and the government have to find a solution quickly because the sanitary situation, the whole situation is a catastrophe, not for corporate, but for people in the hospital or not getting treatment because nurses and doctors are not allowed to work. thanks very much for your take. and speaking to us this saturday, nicola markovich political analyst, thank you. ok. there is no
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a major protest on folding in this punish couple of madrid over a controversial draft security law. these are live pictures from they are happening right now. the government for its part says that the new law is needed to protect law enforcement. although civil rights activists are seeing, it prevents people from reporting police practice. and in an unusual development, what you're seeing here, law enforcement groups are taking part in their rallies. believe me, the 1st time please have protested in opposition to the law and normally coming out, police groups, police officials, perhaps other on the conservative side of the spectrum coming in for pay rises and better work areas as well. so right now what we're seeing is a lot of police groups. a lot of these people on your screen right now would be off duty police officers, people wanting to say that they do not want to go with this law that was brought in
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by per day. most they so called a gag law essentially making it easier for those who were arrested perhaps civil groups disobedience on rest, left wing. so in black box groups from being taken in to for questioning in the next couple of months when police say that when they're arrest that they want to be apprehended correctly. not allowed, strip back onto the streets. also the issue of having their pictures definitely to on the screen as well. so a protest, you can simply take a photo of the police, put it onto a website and say that this person treated us badly. and that's what police are arguing against that is on for and should not be happening right now. so we'll be taking a close eye on this as those large numbers of people in central madrid. a lot of police offers a lot of i groups and the conservative side of society go white to have their say
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on that. so named gag law. well, that's how it sounded is new stories are shaping up for now. the news room just off camera, they're busy putting together all the latest updates. i'll bring them to you in 30 due time. mm hm. mm. ah. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy confrontation, let it be an arms race is on offense. very dramatic development. only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very critical time time to sit down and talk with
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i'm after that senior watching, going underground in another week of u. k. u. s. e, you nation armed. saudi arabian asked strikes on the poorest country in the middle east, yemen to day, meanwhile, is 48 hours ahead of the 74th anniversary of the united nations partition planned for palestine. that arguably capitalized so much bloodshed, and population displacements. as the u. n continues to struggle to deal with the most important issues over time from climate change to monopoly power. i'm joined now from geneva by professor how for de zayus. he was the 1st you an independent expert.

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