Skip to main content

tv   Coronavirus Pandemic Worldwide Coverage  CNN  April 7, 2020 1:00am-2:00am PDT

1:00 am
for the same medications as the vet, but up to 30 percent less with fast free shipping. visit today. hello and welcome to our viewers joining us here in the united states and around the globe. i'm rosemary church at cnn headquarters in atlanta. the u.s. braces for a difficult week ahead as it battles to contain the coronavirus. >> reporter: max foster in london where the prime minister boris johnson is in intensive care a week and a half after testing positive for covid-19. now cabinet minister michael gove very close to boris johnson has been speaking to the bbc.
1:01 am
he said that the prime minister has received oxygen support in the hospital behind me but is not on a ventilator. that suggests that his condition hasn't worsened significantly. mr. johnson was moved into intensive care on monday when his condition started to get worse. foreign secretary rob has now been asked to dep advertise the prime minister where necessary. cnn's anything pnick peyton wal at 10 downing street. >> reporter: we have seen dominic raab enter the building behind me. he'll be chairing a covid-19 meeting 14 minutes from now. we heard from michael gove, as you say, a cabinet minister, very close to boris johnson. a little more updates about his physical condition. we have to point out that it isn't clear when mr. gove was last briefed. he not only said that boris
1:02 am
johnson has received oxygen support, being very carefully used by the government to suggest what level of intervention that has involved, although he was clear mr. johnson is not on a ventilator. that would be an exceptionally drastic step that would portray possibly a deadly situation but at the same time, too, we are also waiting to hear further updates later on today from the normal briefing that normally occurs inside downing street to try to piece together a little more as to what's happening inside that intensive care ward. it's been a mixed series of messages over the last 36 hours. johnson was admitted to the hospital for tests as a precautionary measure, then his situation lessened. on doctor's advice he moved into the intensive care ward. downing street suggested that the move into the icu was
1:03 am
somehow precautionary but suggesting he was near equipment, quote, should he need to get equipment from a ventilator. he hasn't needed that until this point but there is obviously a bit of a lag in terms of what the doctors know, what the cabinet knows and what the public knows. dominic raab addressed the public saying that boris johnson had, quote, had a comfortable night. so we are learning a little bit more about how the government will continue to function. michael gove very clear suggesting they will be unified. dominic raab does have the capacity to, quote, make decisions when necessary. certainly a complicated few hours ahead as the government tries to not unduly alarm the public but make it feel informed but at the same time to balance the medical privacy needs of a man who's deeply sick, clearly, in intensive care unit and national security concerns as well. unprecedented, frankly, for this government to deal with a crisis like this and no government,
1:04 am
frankly, wants to ever admit that their leader requires this level of medical intervention. but certainly outpourings of support and admiration for boris johnson from unexpected quarters across the united kingdom as well as concern as to how hard he was working, how seriously he had taken his initial symptoms in the early stages but above all a wish for his swift recovery, max. >> absolutely, nick. thank you. let's try to get some inside track then from kristin blunt and he joins us from ryegate. kristin, back at boris johnson. you know him very well. are you hearing anything from within the party? can you give us any guidance? >> no. there's an outpouring for love and support for him. all members of parliament appear to be getting and unsurprisingly. he was a huge favorite of the
1:05 am
party and he has supported all sections of the party whether it's parliamentary membership and the voters. >> we saw he's conscious. he's not on a ventilator. he has had some oxygen treatment. tell us about the man, the sort of person that will be in there and his resilience. lots of people have been talking about that overnight. >> well, they would. boris is a real life force and a great optimist, and he will be absolutely convinced he can beat this personal battle as well as lead the country to defeat the coronavirus overall. >> there is some question about the merciness of leadership now. we were speaking to john rantool expressing some concerns about the division of leadership. dominic raab, foreign secretary, stepping up when necessary.
1:06 am
what does that mean? who's in charge when? >> that means dominic is chairing the cabinet and will be chairing the cab knit committees that fall to him as well as continuing his duties as foreign secretary and the international engagements to get the world to coordinate better its battle against the coronavirus. within the united kingdom we're now very much in an operational phase of stepping up the capacity of the united kingdom to fight this. now joeining the nsh in this fight and it's the management of all of those efforts around the equipment and the rest and scaling up the national resources will now be the focus of attention. the strategy is set for the time being and so it's really about driving the administration and
1:07 am
that plays very much to dominic raab's strengths. >> do you have any concerns about cabinet unity if the prime minister's further incapacitated and governor raab effectively takes over as prime minister and there are any questions in the cabinet if they second guess what boris johnson would have done? >> no. they're rallying together and going to support dominic raab when he's stepping up for boris johnson. anyone is going to be looking at it. it's absolutely not the moment for it now and i'm certain we won't see it. >> kristin blunt, appreciate your time. rosemary, updates expected around lunchtime here in the u.k., a few hours from now. if they feel there are any
1:08 am
urgent updates that should be issued before then, they will come out and we will bring them to you here live. >> absolutely. we will come back to you very soon anyway, max. thank you so much for monitoring the condition of brittain's prime minister. we appreciate that. the united states remains the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. the u.s. death toll has soared past 10,000 and health experts are warning that number is likely to rise much higher. right now 97% of the country is under stay at home orders and one of the nation's top immunologists is asking people to maintain social distancing as the u.s. heads into one of its toughest weeks yet. >> on saturday it sounded like you said for the next week people in high risk areas should not even go to the market or the drugstore. is that what you meant to say or is that accurate? >> you know, out of respect for
1:09 am
every single health care worker that's on the front line, whether they're a nurse, a doctor, a respiratory therapist, a phlebotomist, the persons who come in the rooms to clean, you know, out of respect for them, we as americans should be doing everything possible. what i meant was if you can consolidate, if you can send one person, the entire family doesn't need to go out on these occasions. we really need -- this is a highly transmittable virus. we've been saying that. we want every american to know what they're doing is making a difference, but we need to have solidarity of commitment from everyone to really -- so, you know, maybe once every two weeks we can do a grocery store and pharmacy shop for the entire family. >> the disease is ramping up the strain on medical resources in the country, but in some states
1:10 am
there are signs the virus might be slowing down. nick watt has the latest. >> this is what we train to do. >> this is what we signed up for, just not in this volume. >> reporter: in new york state the rate of new infections is finally falling. >> it is hopeful but it's also inconclusive and it still depends on what we do. >> reporter: so despite good news, the governor just extended their stay at home order through the end of the month and doubled the fine for noncompliance. >> this is an enemy that we have underestimated from day one and we have paid the price dearly. >> while the numbers look like they may be turning. yeah, it's over. no, it's not. other places have made that mistake. >> any pain anywhere? >> no. >> no? >> reporter: even if peak infection has passed, health officials say peak death rate still likely to come. >> for new york, new jersey,
1:11 am
detroit this week is going to be the peak week. >> reporter: in new jersey cheryl havatoa just lost both her parents, both health care workers. >> this is the year they were supposed to retire. you know, this is their retirement. >> this is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most americans' lives quite frankly. this is going to be our pearl harbor moment, our 9/11 moment. >> around our nation's capital confirmed cases have near tripled in a week. more than 10,000 americans dead already according to johns hopkins university and one model the white house task force is using suggests we're still ten days from the peak when we could lose 3,000 or more in one day. in michigan more than 600 dead and counting. >> we are running dangerously low on ppe. at beaumont hospital we have less than three days until n95
1:12 am
masks run out. >> this is a nationwide impact and it's hard to adjudicate those resources across the nation knowing you're not going to have enough for everybody. >> peak infection for california not expected until mid may. >> i think it's pretty clear this is what april will look like. >> reporter: most told to stay home for three weeks, likely longer. >> in louisiana they've passed their peak need for beds and ventilators. it was grim, still is. >> our corner's office is at capacity as we're laying the dead bodies of our loved ones. >> reporter: here in the u.s. the coronavirus hitting different places at different times. california yet to see a surge so the governor has given 500 ventilators to the national stockpile, but we are being told here in l.a. county to brace ourselves. we were told that if we've got enough supplies, this week might
1:13 am
be a good week not even to go to the grocery store. nick watt, cnn, los angeles. and "the new york times" is reporting that peter navorro, u.s. president trump's trade advisor issued a high level alert about the coronavirus in late january. navorro warned an outbrake could cost the u.s. trillions of dollars and put millions of americans at risk. my colleague don lemon spoke to the "new york times's" maggie haberman about why the memo wasn't acted on. >> there's not a typical process at this white house. there hasn't been for frankly the entirety of the entire administration. it's certainly believable he didn't see it. the question is how many other people saw it and navorro is viewed with skepticism by his colleagues because of his trade
1:14 am
positions because he is so singularly focused on china and has been for some time. that is how people assumed he was seeing this, as another threat to china as opposed to him looking at and evaluating the various possibilities here about what could happen in the u.s. if this spread. and, again, he was not the only person who was warning of this. the chief deputy of the national security council was also concerned. they were in the minority. >> maggie haberman there. meanwhile, president trump is questioning the findings of a new report from the inspector general of the health and human services. the report found hospitals continue to have severe and widespread shortages of medical supplies. we will take a short break here. still to come, china is easing its stay at home restrictions as it slowly recovers from the coronavirus, but as residents return to the streets in large numbers, fears are growing about a potential second outbreak.
1:15 am
we're back with that in a moment. they use all the services of the post office only cheaper get a 4-week trial plus postage and a digital scale go to and never go to the post office again.
1:16 am
1:17 am
1:18 am
welcome back, everyone. india is relaxing its ban on the export of the anti-malaria drug
1:19 am
hydroxychloroquine. u.s. president trump has promoted this drug on the possible treatment for covid-19 even though there is no evidence to back that up. on sunday there could be retaliation if india didn't release the u.s.'s supply of the drug. for more i'm joined now by cnn producer from new delhi. good to see you again. what more are you learning about india's decision to lift this ban? >> reporter: well, this ban was in place focusing on hydroxychloroquine. we're hearing from the foreign ministry that issued a statement that after internal uses of the drug, they can go ahead and export. so pharmaceutical companies can do that. i've just spoken to a few
1:20 am
doctors about the reason why hcq is important. it is an anti-malarial drug. it is used for rheumatoid arthritis and has anti-viral agents. in india some doctors have told me this is used by front line health workers as i speak to you, and that's why it is something that the u.s. is looking for. this was easily available in india until a month ago over the counter. now the foreign ministry has made it very clear that they will be monitoring the supply of this drug to other countries as well, rosemary. >> many thanks to you for that lifting of the ban. appreciate that. china appears to have reached the turning point in its fight against the coronavirus. on tuesday health officials reported no new deaths from the virus for the first time since january and now with the
1:21 am
outbreak seemingly under control, china has been slowly allowing people back on the streets, but as david culver reports, experts are warning that the country still faces serious risks. >> reporter: photos taken over the weekend show crowds of tourists standing barely six inches apart, forget six feet, most wearing facemasks as they venture out of lockdowns enjoying a three day holiday weekend seemingly comforted that the government has the novel coronavirus outbreak under control despite warnings from health officials that the risks still linger. when we arrived in shanghai mid february, this is what the area looked like. today we walked that same stretch and we were not alone. standing in the same spots you'd struggle to think of this metropolis as 24 plus million
1:22 am
was essentially shut down the beginning of the year and now it is bustling again. a couple of months ago we walked a road in the midst of an outbreak. stores open and empty. here was my observation at the time. notice the lack of crowds behind me. >> sure, you have a few folks out and about, but the vast majority still don't feel like they're coming onto the streets. but that was two months ago. look at the difference now. you can see the crowds building up behind me. people less and less fearful of venturing out and resuming life in this new normal. we went back to the same shops. the employees no longer desperate for customers. local shanghai residents even hopping on board a tour bus. this woman taking her 11-year-old daughter around the city. schools still closed. they've adapted to the new mode of at-home learning. anna and her daughter ready for this long break from school to end. almost four months? >> yes. >> reporter: that's unbelievable. is it hard to have everybody at home at the same time?
1:23 am
>> yes. yes. yes. >> reporter: while there is comfort to see restaurants filling up again or families having a picnic at local parks or kids being kids playing with friends, you've got to wonder, is it all happening too fast? will this continue? or might another wave of the outbreak send life here back inside? david culver, cnn, shanghai. >> david culver with that report. now based on what we know so far, it appears the virus originated around the chinese city of wuhan, but we don't know much else. conspiracy theories abound of course and experts are divided about what science can tell us at this point. cnn's drew griffin reports on the race to find an answer. >> reporter: because we don't know where the novel coronavirus came from yet, the conspiracy theories fill a void. >> they're trying to weaponize this. >> reporter: rush limbaugh with zero proof suggesting a chinese
1:24 am
biolab is tweeting. chinese saying it might be the u.s. army that brought it to wuhan. it's best to leave it to science. cnn has spoken to a half dozen virus hunters who right now say anyone who claims they know the exact source of the novel coronavirus is guessing. did it come from bats? most likely. chinese researchers have already determined the coronavirus is 96% identical to the whole genome level to a bat coronavirus. 27 public health scientists from across the u.s. and the world wrote this letter in the journal "lancet" condemning conspiracy theories citing scientific evidence that supports the theory that overwhelmingly conclude that this coronavirus originated in wildlife as have so many other emerging pathogens. >> the common thread is
1:25 am
wildlife. these pathogens emerge from wildlife. >> reporter: one of those scientists is one of the most preeminent virus hunters in the world. >> because we've been doing this work in china for ten years, we have a whole series of genetic sequences, advances we've found with our colleagues. so when they get a new virus because of covid-19, they could compare it to what they had seen in bats so they new straightaway this is likely a bat origin virus. >> because it has the 96% comparison rate to what was in a bat, that's why you're saying it's very, very likely this did come from a bat although we don't know what this -- where this strain actually came from? >> we're very confident that the origin of covid-19 is in bats, we just don't know where exactly it originates. that's what we need to do now. >> reporter: it is a genetic detective story. researchers will trace the virus that is killing thousands to a
1:26 am
yet to be captured bat in the wild to a potential app mall that became the crossover animal for covid-19. yes, the virus could have transferred directly from bat to human but most likely he said it was bats infecting farmed animals, the animals brought to market alive and kept with people in one of the perfect incubators for infection, the chinese wet market. >> this huge diversity of animals live in cages on top of each other with a ton of guts pulled out of animals thrown on the floor. as you walk past the stalls you slip on the feces and blood. these are perfect places for viruses to spread. not only that, people are working there. people are coming and buying animals, they're chopping them up in front of you. kids are playing there. you know, families almost live there. >> it's called zoonotic
1:27 am
spillover. andrew cunningham has studied them for decades. >> wet markets, these live animal markets are certainly a very good way of, if you like, trying to get a virus to spill over into people from wildlife. they're susceptible to getting viruses or other pathogens from the environment or from other animals that they wouldn't naturally come into close contact with, again, because they're stressed. they can become virus factories and they're in close contact with human beings in the markets and they're butchered by people in the markets. >> reporter: other researchers point to china that some of the earliest cases were not associated with the wet market. this paper from two chinese researchers that says it is plausible that the virus leaked accidentally from one of two labs near the wuhan seafood market. after an uproar and heated denials by the chinese government, one of the authors
1:28 am
told "the wall street journal" the paper had been withdrawn because it was not confirmed. they say the theory is bunk. >> people don't keep bats in captivity. complete baloney. >> we don't need to invoke conspiracy theories. it's basic biology. >> tensions between the u.s. and china over the origins of the virus and accusations of misinformation on both sides are slowing the work of the virus hunters who are grounded by the same travel restrictions that have crippled the world. that is concerning because without knowing where it came from, there is still a chance that original host species is spreading it. >> an animal the bat virus got into, that allowed it to get into people, the virus might still be in that host. there are hundreds, thousands of these animals in farms and maybe the virus is still there.
1:29 am
so even if we do get rid of the outbreak, there is a chance that virus could reemerge. we need to find out quickly. >> drew griffin with that sobering report. still to come on cnn. crisis on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. >> this is what we train to do. this is what we signed up for, just not in this volume. >> we will have an exclusive look inside one new york city emergency room battling the virus. that's just ahead. plus, the most senior vatican official ever convicted of child sex abuse is now a freeman. details on the ruling from australia's high court. that's coming up as well. that fuel 5 indicators of brain performance. memory, focus, accuracy, learning, and concentration. try neuriva for 30 days and see the difference.
1:30 am
1:31 am
too many after-parties. neutrogena® bright boost with dullness-fighting neoglucosamine. boosts cell turnover by 10 times for instantly brighter skin. bright boost neutrogena® for instantly brighter skin. there are times when our need to connect really matters. to keep customers and employees in the know. to keep business moving. comcast business is prepared for times like these.
1:32 am
powered by the nation's largest gig-speed network. to help give you the speed, reliability, and security you need. tools to manage your business from any device, anywhere. and a team of experts - here for you 24/7. we've always believed in the power of working together. that's why, when every connection counts... you can count on us.
1:33 am
welcome back. i'm max foster outside st. thomas hospital in london where british prime minister boris johnson is receiving oxygen in the intensive care unit. this is after his symptoms worsened from coronavirus. according to cabinet minister michael gove who is close to johnson. the outbreak has killed more than 5,000 people in the united kingdom. boris johnson is sharing this hospital with many other sufferers, but particularly concerned about him because of what it means about the leadership in a wider context at least. dr. amy jones is intensive care medical consultant working on the front lines joins me now. thank you so much for joining us. 5,000 is frightening to everyone. you're already seeing this play out on the front lines and intensive care units like the one that boris johnson is in
1:34 am
right now. is there any way you can describe what it's like? >> if it's anything like mine, it's quite frantic. we have patients pushed into small places. we have called staff in from other areas to help provide the care we need to provide. you know, profoundly sick young patients that are needing help with their breathing. >> reporter: what is the thinking when a patient moves from a more regular unit into intensive care? what are the conditions that need to be met for that and how long do you keep them? >> i would imagine in this instance and the current situation with the virus, it's a lack of the ability for the lungs to get oxygen to the blood. they tend to deteriorate
1:35 am
quickly. they will put the patient in intensive care to keep a good eye on them. if we need to ventilate them, everybody is around. that's quite common. the prime minister has a lot of options and he has all of the care around him. >> reporter: he's been in there overnight, more than 13 hours. we're told he hasn't been put on to a ventilator. what does that mean? >> hopefully the amount of oxygen he's getting just via facemask is sufficient and keeping the oxygen in his blood is adequate. we have quite a lot of patients
1:36 am
on our ward where they have oxygen and they're holding their own and they're okay. some get worse and go to intensive care, some get better and go home. it depends which way things go. >> so the next indication of a worsening situation is going on to a ventilator if i'm correct? >> yes, that's what you would expect would happen yet. you can't give them more oxygen with a normal facemask by them breathing for themselves and then you have to assist them and put them on a ventilator. >> thank you so much for joining us and giving us your insight and your incredible work of what you're doing on the front lines of this crisis. rosemary. >> thank you so much, max foster, bringing us the very latest on the situation for the british prime minister. we'll come back to you soon. in the united states new york city has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic with nearly 70,000 confirmed cases. health care workers and
1:37 am
hospitals are pushed to the limit. miguel marquez was given exclusive access inside the emergency room of one of them. >> reporter: the front line in the fight against coronavirus. the brooklyn emergency room suny downstate sciences university. patient after patient struggling to breathe. this morning has been brutal. >> today is pretty intense. we've had a bunch of people die. >> reporter: as we arrive in the e.r. the latest victim of coronavirus at suny down state is being wrapped up in the emergency room bay where doctors try to save them. we visited suny down state for about three hours midday friday. in the short time we were there in the emergency room alone, six patients coded. in other words, they suffered heart or respiratory failure, four four of them died.
1:38 am
the devastating part of one day. >> this is what we trained to do. this is what we signed up for just not in this volume. >> the corridors in the e.r. lined with those suffering from coronavirus. patients unresponsive struggling to breathe. >> code 99. code 99. >> reporter: and it's not just in the emergency room where patients struggle to breathe and code. >> code 99. >> reporter: while interviewing doctors in the hospital. >> code 99. >> reporter: nearly constant overhead announcements. >> code 99, code 99. >> reporter: that another patient has coded. >> room 815. >> reporter: those announcements for patients already admitted not those in the e.r. >> can i just start in for a second. >> code 99 nursing station 62. >> reporter: this is the fifth or sixth code 99. >> code 99 is typically a rare event. we're having i would say ten code 99s every 12 hours at
1:39 am
least. >> we've been here for about 30, 40 minutes and that's the fifth or sixth one. >> a lot of that, what that represents is calling for a team to put an individual, a patient on a breathing machine. >> this is definitely a disaster. it's kind of difficult for people from the general public who don't work in the hospital. >> reporter: suny downstate is ramping up, adding beds, capacity as fast as possible. still, the worry, it won't be enough. >> the support things that we need, respirators, bed space, capacity, those are my fears, that we won't be able to meet our patient's needs. >> reporter: the need already overwhelming. when we started in the e.r. one person had died and came back around. by the time we came back around another victim of coronavirus had moved into the same bed struggling to breathe. one more disturbing data point about how the hospital is ramping up right now, their regular morgue is overwhelmed.
1:40 am
they brought in two semitractor trailers to put excess bodies into. they're talking about adding shelves to those trailers now so they can get more bodies into them. there's even a plan to shut down one of the side streets next to the hospital and bring in three more trailers. back to you. >> thanks for that report. we'll be right back. ies. neutrogena® bright boost with dullness-fighting neoglucosamine. boosts cell turnover by 10 times for instantly brighter skin. bright boost neutrogena®
1:41 am
1:42 am
bewe're bringing the for itheater home to youkin. with xfinity movie premiere. such news. i know what this is. this is a real thing. our brand new service that lets you watch movies at home,
1:43 am
while they're still in the theater. oh, mister elton. ahh! he has figured out a way to be invisible. they picked the wrong woman. just say "xfinity movie premiere" into your voice remote to bring the theater to you. let's take a look at how european markets are reacting to the latest coronavirus headlines including boris johnson's move to the icu and anna stewart is there in london. she joins us now live. anna, what european markets are looking like now? >> reporter: good morning, rosemary. let's take a look at the markets. the high today following on from the united states. what we're seeing here is a rally has lots of people wonder
1:44 am
whether perhaps the outbreak is stabilizing in some of the countries that have been hit hardest. the ftse 100 has joined the rally. it's not doing as well as the european cousins. zet tra dax up 4%. i want to show you the british pound. we saw shift reaction to the news that boris johnson had been admitted to intensive care. the british pound reacted to dropping to 1.22. it's come back up 1.23. the dollar story, there's been a bit of a pull back there. i think this is the key barometer there in terms of investor uncertainty. no investor likes uncertainty. this is one we're going to watch. there are two issues here speak to go people, first of all, there's a question of succession f. boris johnson leaves the
1:45 am
government longer term, he has a secretary of state and in a press conference yesterday we were given reason to believe the prime minister was experiencing the same old symptoms that he was in hospital for precautionary measure and two hours later he was taken to intensive care. there is concern all around the nation that perhaps people aren't given the full picture. we could see choppy trade there going ahead. rosemary? >> indeed. thank you for bringing us those details from london. many thanks to you. gains in asia and europe come after u.s. markets have the best day in two weeks. the dow finished more than 7.5% higher monday. can the rally last tuesday. here's a quick look at u.s. futures. you see there dow futures around the 2.71 mark and the others with 2% increase.
1:46 am
christine romans joins me from new york. good to see you, christine. so very strong for u.s. markets monday. futures are up as we saw all of those numbers. nobody knows how long this can last, of course. what are the signs to look for? >> reporter: so interesting because you can look at what's happening on the health front this week. this is a dangerous, terrible week in the united states, but the market rallies so strongly, how can both of those things happen? we have people, investors looking ahead. they're looking at what they hope will be a peak or plateau in both new cases and in deaths in the united states and then some kind of a plan down the road. they're talking about will you have testing, monitoring, therapeutics and a vaccine at some point and a plan that comes together to open the economy. in the meantime, we have a lot of treacherous trading ahead here. the fed chairman said that
1:47 am
you're in right now about 12 or 13% unemployment in the united states and this will be a deep and painful recession. a lot depends on the health of -- the health story here. investors a very big bounce back. it looks like trying to hold onto it this morning. bear market rallies can be convincing and temporary, rosemary. >> absolutely. you know that for sure. you and i also talked yesterday about the rocky rollout of the federal government's $350 billion relief program. any signs of improvement since we last spoke or improvements ahead? >> well, look, they put out -- the sba, the small business administration said they have something like 138,000 loan numbers they've been assigned and 38 billi$38 billion. there's a lot and they're having a hard time with the loans. when you put it in context the
1:48 am
sba has done twice as many loans as last year. it shows you the volume here and the technology they do this on, the banks talk to the sba and get loan numbers assigned, tricky. there were some outages as well. the volume here is so huge. this is a corner stone of the main street bailout so they've got to get this right eventually. the bank insiders have been telling us they're hoping things go more smoothly by the middle of the week. >> let's hope so. christine romans bringing us up to date, many thanks. a momentous verdict from australia's high court. cardinal george pell is now a freeman. pell was leased from prison after the court's unanimous ruling to overturn his conviction. he has maintained his innocence throughout the legal process and cnn's anna koran joins me now from hong kong. anna, of course you've been
1:49 am
following this from the very beginning. talk to us about what the legal argument was behind this decision to free cardinal pell. >> reporter: it's a stunning turn of events, rosemary. this drama has dragged out over years. a jury found him guilty. the majority of the appeals court found him guilty yet it got all the way to the high court, the highest court in the land. just 26 days to decide unanim s unanimously that there was reason to doubt the evidence and they could not support a guilty verdict. people certainly stunned back in australia. the feeling was that the cardinal was guilty of crimes but as we hear from the high court there was not enough evidence if you like beyond reasonable doubt. so cardinal pell at the age of 78 having spent 405 days behind
1:50 am
bars, he's now a free man. he is staying at a convent in melbourne which is where he will stay for the foreseeable future. obviously keeping everybody very much in who candown in australia as everywhere else in the world. his supporters celebrating this was a witch hunt from the get-go. for the survivors of clerical sexual abuse and the advocates of these survivors, this has been a devastating blow. let's hear from christine foster. two of her daughters were raped by a priest and she's fighting for survivors. take a listen. >> i was shocked. i was really shocked. i was hoping that it wouldn't happen. in my mind, you know, reading about it i thought, no, this cannot happen. it should not happen. yet it happened. so a real shock and a bit of
1:51 am
disillusionment, i suppose. i feel gutted. >> reporter: rosemary, the choirboy who testified against pell, he is expected to make a statement through his lawyer tomorr tomorrow. also expecting civil claims to be made against cardinal pell in the coming months. this is something that the cardinal is anticipating and there are also the findings of the royal commission institutional child sex abuse which expects to review involving pel's involvement in his hometown. he's certainly a freeman. legal battles lie ahead. >> anna koran, thank you for bringing us up to date on that. you are watching "cnn newsroom." still to come. ♪ ♪
1:52 am
>> new york philharmonic goes global. all for a good cause. we'll be back after the break.
1:53 am
i got this mountain bike for only $11., the fair and honest bidding site. an ipad worth $505, was sold for less than $24; a playstation 4 for less than $16; and a schultz 4k television for less than $2. i won these bluetooth headphones for $20. i got these three suitcases for less than $40. and shipping is always free. go to right now and see how much you can save. road-trip companion.
1:54 am
it's kind of my quiet, alone time. audible is a routine for me. it's like a fun night school for adults. i could easily be seduced into locking myself into a place where i do nothing but listen to books. i never was interested in historical fiction before, but i'm obsessed with it now. there are a lot of like, classic and big titles that i feel like i missed out since i don't have time to read, mean i might as well listen. if i want to catch up on the news or history or learn what's going on in the world, i can download a book and listen to it. because i listened to her story over and over again, i made the decision to go ahead and follow my own dream, which was to help other veterans. i think there's like 180 books in my, in my library now. it changes your perspective;
1:55 am
it makes you a different person. it's true, it's so true. (laugh) to start your free 30-day trial, just text listen25 to 500500. for the same medications as the vet, but up to 30 percent less with fast free shipping. visit today.
1:56 am
now for gratitude for health care workers is showing no sign of ending any time soon. on monday musicians with the new york philharmonic got together to say thank you. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> thank you to all medical professionals there and all performances by the philharmonic have been canceled until mid june because of the coronavirus. thanks so much for your company. stay home, stay safe, stay strong. i'm rosemary church. "cnn newsroom" continues next with robyn curnow. want to brain better?
1:57 am
unlike ordinary memory supplements neuriva has clinically proven ingredients that fuel 5 indicators of brain performance. memory, focus, accuracy, learning, and concentration. try neuriva for 30 days and see the difference.
1:58 am
they have businesses to grow customers to care for lives to get home to they use print discounted postage for any letter any package any time right from your computer all the amazing services of the post office only cheaper get our special tv offer a 4-week trial plus postage and a digital scale go to and never go to the post office again!
1:59 am
the xfinity my account app puts you in control with digital tools to give you the help you need when you need it. get fast and easy answers with personalized help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. change your wifi password to a phrase that's easy to remember. even troubleshoot your services on your own.
2:00 am
we're working to make things a little easier for everyone. download the xfinity my account app today. hi, everyone. welcome. if you're just joining us here in the u.s. and around the world. i'm robyn curnow. british prime minister remains in intensive care in a london hospital, and that is where we find our max foster. hi, max. you're getting new details on his condition? >> reporter: yeah. i'm outside the hospital where he's in intensive care. we are getting details he's there overnight.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on