Coronavirus: China bans citizens from leaving their homes | DW News
the number of people infected with the corona virus has surged past the 70 thousand mark here the latest figures from the Chinese government it's reporting just over two thousand new cases today that's a slight increase after three days of lower numbers and there have been 105 new deaths from the disease bringing the total number of dead to about 1800 since the outbreak began two months ago in other developments DW has confirmed that CL GaN in Hebei province is using tighter new restrictions residents there are not being permitted to leave
homesor to use
theirprivate vehicles let's get more now on those tough new measures with correspondent Matthias Berliner Matthias can you tell us how our authorities making sure that people don't leave
homesand don't get into
theircars and see oh god I can't tell you details about that but it's not so hard to make sure people don't leave
Chinaas most people leave in compounds that unfenced compounds so you just need to control basically the door of that compound and then you make sure people don't walk out in and out people there are issued passes even here in Beijing I'm issued a pass to enter and to leave my compound it we are not yet restricted from going in and out but I have to show my past and I cannot receive visitors for example and that's true for most people here in Beijing we are hearing the same from other cities so Xian shelgon and Huang gang which is...
a city also nearby these two cities are very close to Wuhan the epicenter they have taken it a bit further and they are now preventing people from going out of
homeseven it for buying groceries other cities we are hearing of in Jersey on province several cities have restricted the number of people for each household who can leave and the number of times they can leave so basically one person is allowed to go shopping every two days from each household so we are seeing all kinds of restrictions all over the country Shao Kahn is just one of the harshest okay now Matias the president she we understand has just delivered a speech behind closed doors do we know anything about that what he said then yeah it has been published it has been published this weekend in osho that's the party theory
newspaper and there is lots of talk about winning this people's war against the disease and how he is leading it but there's one very interesting detail he says in that speech that he has been leading this battle from January 7th on now still near sevens was a time when officials still said that the virus would not spread between humans and when they did not admit they had a problem so in some way he is now taking responsibility for this massive failure to curb the infection at an earlier stage and that's quite remarkable it could mean that they are confident now of winning and this battle against the virus although we are not seeing any numbers on the ground that would...
point to that and we are not somebody just gave me a mask because people when I stand here without a mask they do they think I shouldn't so he is basically taking responsibility and it could mean that they are confident it could also mean that he could not shun the responsibility after who Hans Maher has already said that he informed the authorities timely so it is quite remarkable he's taking more risk on himself now it could also mean that it's now all or nothing for him okay being handed that mask mattias a sign that people are taking this people's war as she put it seriously where you are in via Beijing Matias thank you very much for that well a quarantined cruise ship in the Japanese port of Yokohama has seen hundreds of American passengers evacuated that ship has been in quarantine for about two weeks now after a man who disembarked in Hong Kong tested positive for the virus the diamond princess fenced off at the dockside in Yokohama but for some at least a way out after more than a week of uncertainty buses pull up next to the ship ready to pick up some 300 Americans who have chosen to squat quarantine here for quarantine back home all right this is it I'm about to step into the big wide world so I have to put my mask on and get going Sheryl malsky and her husband Paul from Syracuse in New York State after being cooped up on the ship for 12 days they've agreed to be flown back to the US where they'll spend another 14 days in isolation they...
shot this cell phone video of
theirown evacuation in this case at least a good-natured event the bustle takes you an airplane the airplane takes you to the United States and then you get fast for it and then they're on the road
leavingbehind them at least 40 Americans who have contracted the virus those patients will remain in Japan for treatment and the last leg of the evacuation government chartered jumbo jets ready to fly to California and Texas an eventful holiday is drawing to a close wearing these massive a QA ssin completed Canada Hong Kong and Italy say they also plan to evacuate
citizensfrom the cruise ship well earlier we spoke to correspondent Klaus Sheva in Tokyo we asked him about the situation right now on the still quarantined diamond princess Klaus Sheva is a correspondent with a Germany's public broadcaster ard in Tokyo joins us now for more g'day to you Klaus um can you tell us what's the situation on the quarantine cruise ship the diamond process well after the 300 Americans left this morning and another 400 people from the original passengers list are in hospitals on on land in in in Tokyo and others there are nearly 3,000 people still left on the ship and
theircurrent time period ends after two weeks this Wednesday so are they all going to be tested until then we don't yet exactly know will they leave on Wednesday or maybe Thursday there are some questions still open that might be the reason and some might see the American...
decision to take
theirpeople out as as if they have lost patience in the handling of the issues by the Japanese officials and also putting pressure on other governments be there were Canadians on the ship who said well your government you Americans they they take care of you mine just doesn't care so now we have confirmation that Hong Kong and Canada will take also people out which makes up to another 500 and also Australia Italy and Taiwan one word about the crew there have been complaints also by crew members who said we are not under personal current time we have to work under quite risky canoe we feel like ya not treated very properly Clara therefore is in Tokyo well here in Germany group of people evacuated from Wuhan have been released after two weeks in quarantine and 120 people were being held in a German army barrack since they returned none of them testing positive for the kovat 19 virus we spoke to a Red Cross worker who looked after the evacuees tired but happy Oliveira taka from the German Red Cross listens in to the final press briefing at the barracks he's one of the Red Cross workers who volunteered to go into quarantine with the evacuees from
Chinanow after two weeks of living with the threat of infection it's time for him to go home everyone needed to be a little scared about everybody else and you have to make sure you followed the rules you do it again of course and I think I can say all the colleagues who are in there would say the same kind...
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