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Franco and belong to the Revolutionary Communist League. He was arrested and tortured. Multiple Times under Franco Galante was featured in the acclaimed. Oscar-nominated two thousand eighteen documentary. The silence of others in Hungary critics warn authoritarian anti immigrant. Prime Minister Viktor. Orban is using the crisis to pass sweeping new laws to further consolidate his power allowing him to rule by decree and giving Him Authority to override existing legislation prevent elections and arrest in jail journalists. That may be critical of his nationalist government and their response to the pandemic in Italy. The death toll has topped eleven thousand with confirmed cases nearing one hundred two thousand but Italian officials also reported Italy experienced the lowest daily case. Count in two weeks raising hopes that the country is slowly flattening. The curve of infections in Germany seventeen people have died at a nursing home in the city of Wolfsburg where the majority of the city's one hundred forty five confirmed corona virus cases come from elderly residents living at the facility. In France health authorities reported a new daily high Monday with more than four hundred corona virus cases deaths bringing the total death toll to more than three thousand in Israel Prime Minister. Benjamin Netanyahu is entering into quarantine after an aide tested positive for covert nineteen. Netanyahu's expected to agree on an emergency unity government with rival. Benny guns amid the corona virus outbreak in a blow to many who hoped to see Netanyahu lose political power after failing to win recent elections in Afghanistan. Authorities began releasing hundreds of prisoners as a part of an effort to limit outbreaks of the corona virus. Up to ten thousand. Older prisoners could be freed. Afghanistan is reported over one hundred seventy cases and four deaths in other news from Afghanistan. At least twenty eight. Afghan soldiers were killed and Taliban attacks across the country in recent days postponing the release of around one hundred Taliban prisoners in Nicaragua fears are mounting. That a devastating outbreak could overwhelm the health system as the government of president and Yell Artega has neglected to put in place. Proper mitigation measures encouraging political rallies and other gatherings only four known cases have been reported thus far in El Salvador. Thousands gathered outside a government building in the capital son. Salvador Monday to demand. Three hundred dollar government checks. President Bouquet promised to some one point five million households who work street vendors and other jobs in the informal economy. El Salvador has been on a nationwide locked down for nearly two weeks in Mexico. The government declared a health. Emergency Monday and issued stricter rules aimed at stemming the spread of covert nineteen after cases. Nationwide top two thousand and the death. Toll is nearing thirty. People Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez or has come under fire for flouting social distancing guidelines and attending rallies and other crowded public events in India footage surfaced of health workers. Hosing migrant workers with disinfectant as. They try to make their way home following a nationwide lockdown announced last week many migrants have reported harrowing journeys home following the order including several reports of deaths along the way across Asia places that have successfully stabilized corona virus outbreaks such as China Hong Kong and Singapore now for tourists. Who Begin traveling back to these places will trigger a second wave of outbreaks China Hong Kong and Singapore have all board foreign travellers from entering to stem the spread of corona virus in South Africa. Police officer was arrested for allegedly killing a man who violated recently enacted lockdown measures. The man was reportedly shot to death on Sunday. After Group of police officers followed him home from a bar. Zimbabwe embarked on a twenty one day corona virus lockdown. This is Harare resident or issue. Is that the people were not given enough time to prepare. Because the majority of these people survive from hand to mouth so when it was announced most people did not have enough money. Jalen so in the meantime people will not have food to eat and we are so afraid as to how we will survive by the time twenty one days have passed back in the United States. Democratic presidential candidate former vice president. Joe Biden is double down on his rejection of single payer healthcare as the corona virus pandemic has already created record levels of unemployment which is costing many their employer sponsored healthcare and millions of. Americans face economic devastation. This is Joe Biden speaking on MSNBC single payer will not solve the little all. The thing that is needed is for example. We have a whole number of hospitals that are being so stretched crudity rural hospitals. They're going to need more financing. That doesn't come from a single payer system that comes from the federal government stepping up in dealing with the current turns that they have exit polls at primary voting site showed Democrats largely favor a single payer system such as Medicare for all including in conservative states as the krona virus pandemic rages on a number of states have quietly pass laws to criminalize protests against the Fossil Fuel Industry Kentucky. South Dakota West Virginia. Recently approved new laws imposing harsh penalties including jail time on protest actions that damage or blocked so-called critical infrastructure such as pipelines. That are used for the production and transport of fossil fuels in Media News Gannett which owns USA. Today has announced. It's cutting pay and furloughing workers after a major loss in advertising revenue amidst the economic downturn spurred by the pandemic meanwhile the Tampa Bay Times said. It's reducing its print publication to just two days per week in furloughing workers during the crisis in Idaho. Republican Governor Brad. Little signed into law two bills attacking the rights of transgender people. One measure prohibits transgender people from amending their birth certificates to reflect their gender identity. The other bars trans women and girls from playing on sports teams aligned with their gender identity. The Anti Trans Bills were signed on the eve of the international transgender day of visibility. Which is today rights? Groups have vowed to challenge the legislation and the Mashpee WOMP TRIBE. Said it will fight back. After the trump administration announced. Its reservation would be disestablished and it would lose. Its land. Trust Status Trump's move will halt plans to build a casino which would have competed with nearby casinos in Rhode Island that have well established ties to trump and one clarification from earlier new year. Congress member NYDIA Velazquez announced Monday. She's been diagnosed with presumed corona virus infection. But it's unclear if she tested positive and those are some of the headlines. This is democracy now democracy now dot org the warrant piece report. I'm Amy Goodman. We're broadcasting from the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States New York City. And I'm joined by my co host Juan Gonzalez who it's wonderful to see through a virtual medium joining us from home from the number two state in the country that is New Jersey joining us from New Brunswick where he teaches at Rutgers. University High Juan Hi Amy and greeting all of our listeners and viewers across the country and around the world as we do our best to maneuver through this terrible pandemic and as we try to chronicle the responses from government officials and the public health community and most importantly as we seek to expose the inevitable attempts by the worst elements of our society so exploit and profit from the crisis. Well when we come back. We're going to Michigan. We'll be joined by a doctor by an epidemiologist by a man who ran for governor and was the former head of the Detroit Health Department to talk about. Well what looks like is one of the major hot spots in this country Detroit Michigan and the State of health care in this country in the midst of the pandemic stay with us.