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its charred remains a symbol of how the eu turned a blind eye. lesbos is now in a state of emergency in a scramble to house the migrants and quarantine those infected. they had barely anything, but at least they had shelter. no more. mark lowen, bbc news. the pilot scheme for spectators at sporting events in england is to be reviewed. more than 2,000 spectators were allowed into the first uk horse race meeting with a crowd in six months at doncaster today, but racing from now on will be back behind closed doors because of public health concerns. during the day, the chief executive of football's premier league said it was "absolutely critical" that fans be allowed back as soon as possible, or clubs would lose hundreds of millions of pounds. 0ur sports editor dan roan has more. the return of racegoers, but as it turned out, not for long.
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it was meant to be the first of four days with thousands of spectators at doncaster, but even as the first crowd at a meeting for six months arrived, news of fresh restrictions was causing concern. when we get inside, if we don't feel it's safe, we'll leave. but the thing is, you're in a public place, and there's social distancing is properly organised in public places. did you have worries about coming here after the latest advice? yeah. i've got asthma as well, you see. but it's my first time racing ever. and they're off and racing. and as the very first race got under way, the update the sport had been fearing, doncaster council announcing that from tomorrow, the meeting would be back behind closed doors. for a sport desperate to trial a return of crowds through pilot events like this, there was deep disappointment. from a sporting point of view, we need to get pilots on because we've got to return
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all sport back at some point. and i'm not saying that's tomorrow or next week, but until we actually properly test with crowds, we're not going to have the protocols ready. but ultimately, the public health and safety of people in doncaster has to come about people being able to return to the sport. and this afternoon a major blow for other pilots, the government announcing such events like the cricket match at the oval last week would now be restricted to just 1,000 fans. plans for stadia to partially reopen in england from next month thrown into chaos and under review. having played the end of last season behind closed doors, the premier league had been hoping to build on a recent trial at brighton and have grounds a quarterfull from october 1st. and ahead of a new campaign this weekend, the man in charge told me just how crucial it's become to get fans back. it's absolutely critical. obviously, there are going to be matches this season without fans inside those stadiums. further losses are going to be incurred. it can't go on forever. we have to get back to fans inside the stadium. for every month you go
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without fans and grounds, without fans in grounds, have you any idea how much that costs on match day revenue across the league? it's another £700 million across the season. there is perhaps a perception that the premier league economy can withstand just about anything. but if you do lose £700 million out of planned budgets, it's going to affect things. and it's affecting international sport too. the fa had hoped to have fans back at wembley for three internationals next month. the rfu put 20,000 twickenham tickets on sale for an england match, such ambitious plans now in limbo as sport tries to absorb the ramifications of today's latest setback. dan roan, bbc news. before we go, time to reflect on the public response to the strict new rules on gatherings in england to come into force next monday. 0ur correspondentjon kay has spent the day in swindon, a town that is on the government's coronavirus watchlist. we are simplifying and strengthening the rules. rules set in downing street, but what is the reaction
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in the high street? heart—wrenching. hannah's desperate to get all the generations of her big family back together again. christmas is going to be really challenging. explaining to them why they can't see nanny and stuff for christmas is going to dramatically affect them. i think it's a good thing, really, speaking. retired bin man alan told me it's about time the rules were tightened. well, i think all these gatherings between 2a to sa years of age, they never take no notice at all, do they? theyjust carry on doing it, kissing one another, shaking hands, everything. a limit of six, when you heard that... yeah. ..what was your response? happy, well done. it's not over. this is still in the atmosphere. the thing we need now is for everybody to work together to enforce the rule of six. it's really confusing. nobody can understand what they're supposed to be doing or what they are not supposed to be doing. no, i don't think anyone is going to stick to it.
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abi and megan say they won't party, but what about others? people don't really care, do they? they've got comfortable with everything, like being out, like going, opening up places again. what do they want us to do? zelah and danny don't know how the £100 fines can be enforced. where are old age pensioners going to get the money to pay for it, and where are all these young ones going to get the money from to pay the fines? i like to hug my kids, so it will break my heart. it breaks my heart to have to insist on these restrictions. jon kay, bbc news, swindon. that's it. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. have a very good night.
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welcome to bbc news. all senior police leaders in the us city of rochester time for a look at the international headlines with the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the author and journalist rachel shabi and christopher hope — chief political correspondent at the daily telegraph. tomorrow's front pages, starting with,
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there will be little cheer at christmas, says the telegraph, responding to borisjohnson‘s press conference today, in which he said it was too early to say whether large family gatherings would be possible this winter. there goes christmas! is the mail's headline, calling the new rule limiting gatherings to six people ‘draconian‘. the i says the new measures will last for six months, taking us into the spring of next year, and if the public them, tougher actions could yet be taken, says the mirror. but rapid testing could provide an answer — the guardian reports on leaked official documents which shows the prime minister believes mass testing is ‘our only hope for avoiding a second national lockdown before a vaccine‘. the metro says mr johnson is reportedly gambling £100 billion — nearly as much as nhs england's entire annual budget — on those super fast virus tests, which it's hoped could be used by up to ten million people a day meanwhile, the pandemic has brought additional agonies
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for struggling indian farmers, reports the new york times, as strict lockdown brought livelihoods crashing down. and france's le figaro asks what is the government's action plan as cases continue to rise. so, let's begin. the daily mail, christmas in september, here we go. let's start with the daily mail and this take on the story and christopher, the telegraph also carries this, but the daily mail also talking about there goes christmas. this new restriction, coming in england from monday about the rule of six, we do not know where the swing and, thus the concern about christmas well—being ruined according to the
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daily mail. the idea of it not being over by christmas is a better management than expectations from borisjohnson management than expectations from boris johnson today management than expectations from borisjohnson today earlier in the year a few months ago, he was saying that this could be over by christmas, which is a terrible thing to say. this is much better management of expectations, first of all and management of expectations, first of allandi management of expectations, first of all and i think the restrictions that are coming in on monday are good ones. and obviously necessary in the context of these quite alarming spikes in infection rates that we have seen over the past weeks. and of course, it all comes back to the governments test and trace system. i know everyone is starting to sound like a broken record over this, but it does remain the fact that the whole point of the lock down in the first place, which isa lock down in the first place, which is a very extreme and drastic thing
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to do, which nobody to buy time to build a test entry strategy, the government is not managed to do that, primarily because it is hyped it off to private companies at the cost of billions to the public purse and those private companies do not know what they're doing, they're messing it up and they're making it impossible, more difficult for us to return to something resembling normal. . christopher, your paper also focusing on this, the picture of the prime minister, these downing street press conference brought back today and a rather grim and unhappy looking for a minister but getting on with what rich was saying. is been looking like we all feel. we thought we were over the worst. we are excited being back to work and being very safe in
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parliament, it is good to see people and meet people again and now we have this massive corrective from the pm about this rule of six starting on monday went to six of us can gather and that includes in england, families of six cannot see anyone else, that is the worry. i took a bit of an issue there with rachel blaming the private sector for messing this up. the government was so for messing this up. the government was so keen to increase capacity that they trade any trick they could do. they're asking any company to help out and like the dunkirk evacuation rachel. they ignored that. there is no question right now, starting on monday, to only be allowed to see five other friends, you don't even know who they are yet because starting university, this is a disaster for millions.
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the metros also talking about this new plan, the plan to spend £100 billion on this moonshot test as they described, a concept of an ambitious ground—breaking project, the use of the word moonshot there. rachel, a huge amount of money, a p pa re ntly rachel, a huge amount of money, apparently it is up to 10 million people a day and it is costing almost as much is the entire annual budget. it has been roundly criticised and dressed in trade and the leading scientists and public health experts are saying quite specifically that this government bypassed private sector, public sector, even though the public sector, even though the public sector has the capacity and many labs, exactly as you say were offering to help in that experiment, they were bypassed, ignored, rebuked they were bypassed, ignored, rebuked the government made the decision to
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choose the private sector, to our detriment. and by the way, the bmj is exact the same thing about this moonshot proposal now. that the government seems to be again favouring the private sector companies for this who have an appalling track record for this, companies that again, the government wa nts to companies that again, the government wants to invest in technology, and science methods that have not yet been developed and that is fine, you should absolutely do that, but you should absolutely do that, but you should not spend the entire annual budget of the nhs england doing that. i mean, especially not when you've got your existing test entry system working in so the bmj has a very critical article about this and it quotes somebody from the london school of hygiene and disease saying that as usual, the government is overpromising and way beyond its
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capacity. we did hear about the world beating track and tracing that we we re world beating track and tracing that we were expecting and that kind of never came to fruition, has rachel got a point there? certainly, the government is learning in real time combat a novel virus that no one knows what it is and there's lots of experts on twitter in the guardian, the guardian, the telegraph and other newspapers with their own views on what to do, i think in the final analysis, the government has to learn quickly test and trace, they talk about their own version of they talk about their own version of the nhs which was the new app rather than relying on apps that are already out there which they have gone back to, a little bit of hubris there. this figure, i am losing count of the money they're spending on this crisis and as up to 300 billion and counting if this does cost 100 billion, justice the cost of this will be by us and our children for decades to come, it is
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a worrying and prime ministers doing his best to be optimistic at the point is out to this which is this idea that we are all tested every morning before work and once we are tested, we can go about her business knowing that we have not got this dreadful virus. that is why it is called a moonshot because i'm trying to get to the moon by the end of the decade, and he did, i do agree with rachel that the government record so far has not been fantastic and i think it may be that they may be understanding, more so than the guardian. governments may take issue with that in terms ofjust how they have been trying and we do not have them here to reply to rachel, but let us move on because we do not have that much time this half—hour. the financial times is looking at moving away from coronavirus to brexit. 0f times is looking at moving away from coronavirus to brexit. of course, we have had various responses now
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