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held low and welcome to our viewers joining us here in the united states and all around the world. you are watching cnn newsroom. i'm rosemary church. as the u.s. faces a deepening crisis over the coronavirus, we're learning more about how people may become infected. the u.s. saw a wave of gun violence over the holiday weekend with children among the victims. and the british royal family is again entangled in the jeffrey epstein scandal after this photo surfaced of his alleged accomplice sitting on thrones at buckingham palace with kevin spacey.
good to have you with us. as dozens of u.s. states struggle to control rising coronavirus cases, there's growing fear we could see a post-holiday spike after americans headed out over the fourth of july weekend. scenes like these are only heightening those concerns as many beaches, pools and parks across the u.s. were open and packed with people. right now, this is what the trend looks like compared to one week ago. just three states are seeing a decline while a total of 34 states are seeing their cases go up. and that includes california. the state just set a new record for the most cases reported in a single day. with more than 11,000 new cases and that's according to johns hopkins university. amid-all of this, president trump made an unfounded claim that 99% of coronavirus cases
are, quote, totally harmless. the commissioner of the food and drug administration declined to defend that comment. >> i'm not going to get into who is right and who's wrong. we have seen a surge in cases. we must do something to stem the tide. we have this in our power to do it by following the guide from the white house task force and the cdc. >> the news out of florida at this hour is not good. it now has more than 200,000 total confirmed infections. many of them coming from a surge over the holiday weekend. boris sanchez has the story. >> reporter: more than 40,000 new cases for florida. last month in june they saw 100,000 new cases the entire month.
the concern is real. so is the demand for testing. outside the miami beach convention center this weekend, we saw sizable crowds line up on foot and in their vehicles. some 1200 tests were ed administered that they had to close early because they ran out of tests. now local officials are concerned that folks may not be following the social distancing guidelines. that's why we're seeing surges that we are. we spoke with the mayor of miami beach. he shared his concerns with us. listen to this. >> how do you tell somebody they have to wear a mask and socially distance when the president doesn't and hosts a rally where they were celebrating the lack of those simple countermeasures. we're not on the same page. there's not unity in the community or any community right now. and i really feel like that's the greatest challenge. people listened and did what they sensed was healthy, we would get through this much better. >> the big open question is what happens next. two weeks from now, specifically
with the covid-19 numbers, coronavirus carries that 14-day incubation period. after another holiday weekend in previous months, we saw a surge in cases nationwide because people were ignoring social distancing. so what happens in two weeks will we wind up seeing bigger numbers than the record breaking ones this weekend. the resurgence is pitting mayors of hot spot cities against governors. a prime example is arizona. case there is are skyrocketing. the mayor of phoenix criticized the government for not allowing local leaders to impose face mask requirements. take a listen. >> we opened way too early in arizona. we were one of the last states to go to stay at home and one of the first to reemerge. we had crowd nightclubs handing
out free champagne, no masks. >> she went on to say large family gatherings remain a problem and in places people are still waiting for eight hours to get tested. and in texas where cases are on the rise, the governor is distributing hundreds of cases of the antiviral drug to more than 157 hospitals. that's part of the state's sixth shipment from u.s. health and human services. and right now, hospitals in at least two counties have hit their maximum capacities. and while the mayor of austin says he's pleased the governor has issued a mandate on face coverings, he warns more action may be needed as hospital beds quickly fill up. >> we're on a trajectory we could be inundating our
intensive care units to the next week or ten days. we're watch iing the numbers on daily basis. we may have to take more drastic action and it's something we're discussing publicly in the community. >> a group of scientists say the coronavirus can be spread through tiny droplets in the air and that authorities should be honest about it. the group is publishing an open letter calling on health agencies to talk more about airborne transmission. they say researchers have known for months that covid-19 can survive in the tiny droplets we emit while talking. rather than fall these droplets float in the air and can be inhaled deeply into the lungs. joining me now is dr. matthew, a public health specialist, primary care physician and cnn medical analyst. always good to talk with you, doctor. >> same here. >> so a group of health experts
plans to ask the w.h.o., cdc ask other health agencies to do a better job of telling people that the coronavirus can float in air droplets. that's been out there for some time. so what is the significance of this new push? >> i think the main reason for that, just as you mentioned, to push the notion that wearing a cloth mask is really going to try to help us contain this pandemic. we already know it's transmitted in the air droplet when is you talk, when you breathe. there's been a lot of simulations that talk about how far the air droplets can spread depending on if you're whispering, talking, shouting or screaming. so it's just a push by the w.h.o. to make sure that we all understand the importance of wearing a mask. >> we can't labor that point enough.
and doctor, president trump tried to down play the severity of covid-19 over the weekend by falsely claiming that 99% of cases are harmless, totally harm less, he said. the fda commissioner refused to defend or deny trump's claim. what's your medical response to the president's claim and the fda chief's refusal to dispute it? where does that leave trust in this issue? >> with due respect to our president, there's nothing that's 99% harmless about covid-19. here's some quick stats. 5 out of 100 people can potentially be hospitalized. greater than 50% of patients with covid-19 will have severe symptoms requiring mechanicalen ventilation or oxygen therapy. get this. the mortality rate is 3 to 5%. compare that to influenza, the common flu, which is .1%. and i know of patients that are dying from blood clots to the
brain and the lungs. there's nothing that's 99% harmless about covid-19. >> the facts are very sobering. and the u.s. just saw 45,000 new cases in one day as 34 states reported spikes, including 121 students a at the university of washington testing positive for covid-19. and we have seen large crowds of party goers across the country for july fourth holiday, lakes, water parks, beaches, bars, people not social distancing. not wearing masks. er clearly, this message is not getting through. what needs to be done now to contain this and what do hospitals need to be doing to respond to the increased hospitalizations? >> so i see that as if you will, two arms to that question. the first thing is we need to deal with the surges that are
already occurring. there's an article in one of the houston magazines that is saying that 2,000 new covid-19 patients could potentially show up at the hospital every single day. we need to really be concerned about taking care of the health care workers, make sure they have the face masks and also the alcohol help they are going to need to deal with the surge. and secondly, we have to attack the community. we have to make sure that the community is aggressive about making sure that they are staying at home, if it they can. work from home. and i have to go out on a limb saying the governors need to issue a stay at home order in states where the surges are more than so many cases every single day for five days in a row. so the cases are going up every single day for five days or a week, those states need to really issue a stay at home order.
otherwise, we're going to be playing in this vicious cycle where we can't get out of that circle. that's the only way, in my opinion at this point, to take care of these surges. >> sadly, there's a reluctance to do that at at top. some citizens refuse to wear masks. how much of this resistance is due to the initial message from the surgeon general, the w.h.o. and other medical experts at the start of this who said not to wear masks because medical workers needed them. but they didn't explain that proper plip should people have been told back then to make their own masks and wear them in public and what difference could that have made if they had done that? >> of course, hindsight is 2020. obviously, it's tough to look back and really in some way decide if we had really become aggressive with wearing masks way back in february or march, could we have prevented a lot of hospitalizations and maybe even fatalities. if you look at countries like
south korea and singapore, these are mask-wearing cultures. you have to realize these countries have dealt with pandemics before. this is really our first experience in the u.s. after such a long time. but moving forward, i think we need to really make sure we clearly message the fact that wearing a mask can decrease the transmission for as much as 50% of this virus. >> that mixed message from the start. so we're working hard on that one. just finally, we are now learning that a new mutation in the virus make it is more contagious, but less lethal. so how will that mutation likely impact the vaccines being developed? >> so there's some good news, believe it or not, with that mutation. this virus replicates so rapidly like a cancer cell. the big question is in the replication process, are we affecting those spike proteins through which the vaccine will
be developed. so far, researchers are saying even though there are more spikes in the mutated form, it's not going to affect the development of a vaccine. as you mentioned, i want to make it clear to our viewers that even though it's mutated, yes, it's more transmisable and contagious, but it's not anymore lethal or variant. >> that's a little bit of good news there. dr. matthew, always a pleasure. >> thank you. india has surpass eed russi in overall coronavirus cases. they report ed more than 24,000 new infections in a 24-hour period. that brings the country's case load to nearly 700,000. india now takes russia's former spot as the third worst hit country by the virus behind the united states and brazil. and startling new numbers
from brazil. officials there say 1.6 million people have confirmed cases of the virus. nearly 65,000 have died. despite that shs the largest city is reopening monday. rio allowed bars and restaurants to reopen over the weekend. and mexico surpassed france's death toll over the weekend with more than 30,000 people now confirmed dead. mexico's health ministry also reported nearly 4,700 new cases on sunday. just days after more parts of the country began to reopen. australia is taking some pretty serious measures to prevent coronavirus outbreak from spreading. beginning late on tuesday, the state of victoria will close its boarder with new south wales cutting it off from the rest of the country. it comes as the state struggles to taint outbreaks in the city
of melbourne. mass testing identified 127 new cases across the state on sunday. let's get more from angus watson, who joins me now so australia is taking severe action here locking down the rest of the state from the nation. how are australians reacting to it? >> severe is a very good word for this, rosemary. it's never happened before during the pandemic. in australia, 3,000 people on what the government is calling a hard lockdown in melbourne. unable to leave their homes for anything. 12 other post codes are on a lockdown but it's a much softer one. they're allowed to go out to buy food, do exercise or give care to someone who needs them. these 3,000 people who are in nine public housing towers unallowed to go out for any reason. they're being guarded by the police to make sure they don't
leave. there's a massive logistics operation on to keep them going through what could be 5 or 14 or even longer days in complete isolation. and we've spoken to some of the people inside and some of the social workers on the ground trying to help them and the tensions are fraying, rosemary. we've had one arrest of a man who tried to leave his apartment and was detained by police and one social worker that we spoke to said that the whole area looked more like a crime scene than a health care situation, rosemary. >> and what about the closing of the border? what's been the response to that? won't happen until tuesday but it's coming up. >> well, folks from melbourne can't travel to new south wales anymore as of right now. new south wales government has designated the whole of melbourne as a hot spot so people from melbourne won't be
able to travel to new south wales right now, as of now, but -- and that will extend to the whole of the victorian population as of tomorrow. what this is about is keeping the outbreak in melbourne. the figures that were reported today were the highest that melbourne has suffered through this entire coronavirus pandemic. that's in a country, australia, that's been doing very well to keep a lid on the disease. none of the authorities want this getting out of victoria, rosemary. >> there's a reason why their numbers are low. angus watson, appreciate it. >> thank you. coming up next, one of iran's key nuclear sites have been damaged by an unexplained fire. we ask if it's sabotage or accident. the first person to be charged under a controversial new law in hong kong. we will take you there live. back in just a moment.
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take a look at the significant damage the blaze caused here. this image is from iranian state media. authorities say no one was killed in the incident but the blaze did cause, quote, significant financial losses. let's get to cnn's international security editor nick peyton walsh to get a sense of what's going on here. good to see you, nick. what more are you learning about this? >> reporter: this instant occurred at the nuclear plant and the images show some damage referred to by the spokesperson for the atomic energy organization of iran. there is significant damage. he pointed out nobody lost their lives in this incident but suggested that that shed, as it was referred to, held some advanced machines that may have been used in the calibrating of instruments created in the advanced centrifuges.
it seems there were no centrifuges in that building at that time because of iran's commitment to the nuclear deal. they were significantly reducing their enrichment of uranium. they've pulled out since the u.s. pulled out of the deal itself now saying they will enrich over 5%, possibly further as well. that has caused considerable concern amongst iran's opponents in the region and certainly the u.s. and the iea of past weeks have pointed out they'd like to see greater transparency from iran in terms of access to various locations. what happened in natans is still unclear. there's been speculation. briefing state media both suggesting it was not sabotage or that it may have been more suspicious itself. obviously there are some concerns about this maybe being related to iran's opponents in the region trying to disable any kind of nuclear technological movement. it has because natanz was
targeted by the cyber attack in 2010 for which israel was 3w4r5i78d. so lots of moving parts here. certainly one of them as this wasn't the only instant that occurred in iran over the last few days. there have been other unexplained fires and explosions in various parts. the country, yes, there is a heat wave in parts of iran as well. there could be more innocent explanations. it is key, of course, to see iranian officials to persistently explain this particular instance to other individuals but saying they know the reason why this occurred but will wait until a later, more appropriate time to reveal it. something very strange clearly went down here. we don't know and transparent on the record quite what that was. rosemary? >> nick peyton walsh, we'll continue to watch. many thanks. in hong kong, the first person charged under a new and controversial national security law has just arrived for his first court appearance. the 23-year-old man violated the
new law at a protest on wednesday. he is accused of injuring officers and carrying a flag that said liberate hong kong. china enacted the law last week to crack down on what it considers subversion and terrorism. cnn's anna coren is live outside the court. anna, we know he has arrived there. what more are you learning about this young man and what lies ahead for him? >> reporter: rosemary, he has just now left the court here. he was in there for about an hour. he was brought in in a wheelchair because he was injured during that incident on the 1st of july as he was driving through the streets holding that flag that said liberate hong kong. revolution of its time. that slogan is now banned. shortly after that he crashed into police in causeway injuring
himself and three others. the prosecution said because the crowds that had turned out, thousands of people had turned out protesting that national security law, because the crowds were cheering as he drove past with that sign, that in itself cites secession. the other is terrorist activities. injuring police officers. they say three police officers were seriously injured. now his lawyer, who we just spoke to a short time ago, he really couldn't tell us much because under this new national security law they really cannot part with much information. the sensitivity of this, so much ambiguity is involved. he said his client was in good spirits mentally and physically but the lawyer himself, saying these are challenging times for hong kong. the city was facing its darkest
hour. the 23-year-old, he will reappear in court on the sixth of october. the prosecution has asked for three months to put together the case. as i say, rosemary, uncertain times for the city where there is a great deal of fear as to what can be said and just the paraphernalia that people can have in their possession, rosemary. >> people are just trying to figure this out as they go along. anna coren joining us live from hong kong. many thanks. well, after a new covid-19 outbreak in spain, authorities are taking some extreme measures. we will have a live report from madrid just ahead. chances are you have some questions right now here are a couple answers... lysol disinfectant spray and disinfecting wipes together can be used on over 100 surfaces. and kill up to 99.9% of viruses and bacteria.
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amid a new covid-19 outbreak, lockdowns have been ordered for some 270,000 people in northern spain. the two new lockdowns affect parts of galuthia and catalonia. let's get the details now from al goodman who joins us live from madrid. al, what caused these new lockdowns? what's the government doing about it? >> reporter: hi, rosemary. the largest of these two is in the northeastern region of catalonia. a two hour drive from barcelona. it's centered around seasonal farm workers. many african migrants. close quarters for living and working. they are picking peaches, pares, other fruit at this time of the year. the authorities, not the national government but the
catalon regional authorities have ordered the confinement for 200,000 people. they're restricting movement. they're saying people need to stay home unless they have to go to work. on the northwest side along galethia's coast, they are saying it was in bars where the outbreak happened. that's affecting 70,000 people. that coming as well. the authorities are concerned about the outbreaks because spain has lost more than 28,000 people, more than 250,000 cases. one of the hardest hit countries in europe had a three-month national confinement that was just listed, as you said, two weeks ago. we see scenes like this at outdoor cafes in madrid which just this day two weeks after
the national confinement ended are finally able to have full capacity. they're not there yet. it's the middle of the morning. people will be out later. the international tourism is now starting to come back into spain being a major tourist destination. there's concern around the country about more potential outbreaks which health authorities had predicted. they beefed up the contact tracing so if somebody comes in and gets positive, they immediately try to contact who they've been in touch with. they are doing what they call surgical isolations. they are building single buildings have all been isolated. all of this because the country and certainly the government does not want to go back to a national lockdown. rosemary? >> totally understand that. contact tracing, it is critical. in some parts of the world it is not being done properly. al goodman, many thanks for joining us live from madrid.
on sunday the state of california set a new all-time record for most coronavirus cases in a single day. that's according to johns hopkins university. it recorded almost 12,000 new cases and 39 deaths. cnn's paul bercanen filed this report. >> reporter: they took the extraordinary step of closing down all beaches in l.a. county, santa barbara, ventura, almost all of orange county, all of it to prevent the spread of covid-19. many people feeling, including state officials, that the state reopened too soon in populus counties. they pointed to bars saying a lot of young people had gone out to the bars, they were letting down their guard, not wearing their masks, not staying away from each other by six feet. when they talked loudly they were projecting and that could send the virus out airborne. so we spoke to some people here about what they think possibly could have happened.
>> i just think too quickly perhaps. i'm going to say young people and perhaps the marches and protests and so forth i think increased the number of covid cases. people probably were not wearing masks. >> there's going to be many more fourth of julys coming up so i think as long as we can protect those that are the elderly and those with underlying conditions, that's what we're doing it for. so if we keep that in mind, we'll enjoy the 2021 fourth of july. >> reporter: we need to also point out there are very many other people who think california needs to get its economy back in full gear. the tourism business, for example, needs to get going here in santa monica. they're not that concerned about the mask wearing. they really want to see the economy hum again. reporting from santa monica, paul bercamen, now back to you. >> thanks for that, paul. unlike many neighbors in latin america, cuba has been keeping its coronavirus outbreak under control. for the first time in months it
opened some bars and restaurants over the weekend and in keeping with a long tradition, the tiny communist island is sending doctors and nurses abroad to help other countries out. yet our cnn's patrick oppman reports, not everyone supports it. >> reporter: cuban health care workers make ready to go fight on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. these doctors and nurses won't be treating patients in cuba though. here the number of new daily cases of the virus has dropped down to the single digits. they're traveling to countries where the pandemic still rages out of control or lack health carey sources. dr. mesa is heading to martinique. his second mission. >> reporter: we fought ebola, that was a high-risk situation. you never get used to it but you
become experienced. i feel i'm prepared. cuba has now sent doctors and nurses to fight coronavirus in 30 countries. in all likelihood they have battled the outbreak in more countries than anyone else. the first cuban medical brigade to leave the island to confront the virus received a standing ovation. more than two months later received a hero's welcome when they came home. they're being cheered on as they drive through the streets of havana and they're heading to an isolation center where they will spend the next two weeks in quarantine to make sure they did not bring the virus back home with them. fidel castro first started sending medical assistance to show solidarity to other developing nations and earn some positive headlines for his up start revolution. he named the groups henry reed.
but it's the u.s. government, cuba's old cold war foe, that is urging other countries to refuse cuba's help. according to the trump administration, these doctors are heroes, they are victims. >> up to 50,000 cuban doctors have been forced by the castro regime into human trafficking organizations into 60 can you be tris. they are the regime's number one source of income. >> reporter: the u.s. says the cuban health professionals are not given their full salaries, that the host countries pay the cuban government for their services and that they are forced to work in hazardous conditions. accusations of mistreatment angrily rejected by the doctors and nurses we spoke to. the majority of cuban medical professionals choose to step forward. dr. mesa says, we are not forced
or obligate today do our work, not inside the country or outside the country. it's part of our preparation. cuba says these brigades are an example of medical solidarity. u.s. claims they are a business to keep cuba's communist leaders in power. cold war era grievances will have to wait for another day as this cuban doctor heads to the airport to combat an outbreak that does not recognize borders or ideologies or political differences. patrick oppman, cnn, havana. the holiday weekend in the united states turned deadly with shootings in several cities around the country. some of the victims just children. we will take a look at america's gun violence crisis. take in fragrance inspired by nature... ...with air wick essential mist. with kits starting at just ten dollars you can transform natural essential oils into mist
welcome back, everyone. goldman sachs is lowering its growth forecast for the u.s. economy this quarter citing a dramatic resurgence of coronavirus cases. the bank originally estimated gdp growth to rebound by 33% by the end of september. now it thinks the economy will only grow by 25%. goldman sachs says its revision reflects what it thinks will be a halt in consumer services over the next two months. the u.s. supreme court is nearing the end of its term with decisions expected as soon as monday in eight cases, including some that could impact the upcoming election. president donald trump could be forced to turn over financial records to congressional democrats in one case or to new york state prosecutors in the other.
cnn's supreme court reporter arianna devogue has that and some other details about other rulings we could expect. >> reporter: democrats in the house, they're looking into trump's financial statements, his relationship with foreign actors, maybe some of its lending practices so they sent these subpoenas out and president trump's personal lawyers are fighting back. they say that this is too broad. this is an illegal phishing expedition. this is brought by a new york prosecutor. he's seeking the tax returns. he's looking for hush money. there's a big case looking at the electoral college. that will come down in the middle of the election campaign. there's a case concerning the affordable care act's contraceptive mandate that has a lot of religious liberty undertones. we should get that sometime this week. >> the court has issued major
decisions including lgbtq rights, abortion and immigration. now to a wave of gun violence across america. four cities are mourning victims today. here in atlanta the holiday weekend turned deadly. the atlanta journal constitution reports multiple shootings killed four people and wounded at least 20 others. two of the shootings happened in the same area where rayshard brooks was shot and killed by police three weeks ago which sparked mass protests. one of the victims was this 8-year-old girl, sequoria turner. she was riding in a vehicle with her mother and another person when someone opened fire on their vehicle. atlanta's mayor is pleading for people to have the same passion towards ending community gun violence that they have for police reform. >> we talked a lot about what we are demanding from our officers
and our communities. we protested. we've demonstrated. we've been angry. we've cried. we've demanded action. well, now we're demanding action for secoriea turner and for all of the other people who were shot in atlanta last night and over the past few weeks because reality is this. these aren't police officers shooting people on the streets of atlanta, these are members of the community shooting each other, and in this case it is the worst possible outcome. there were two other people who were actually shot and killed last night and several others. enough is enough. >> and in washington, d.c., gun violence has also claimed the life of this child. 11-year-old davin mcneill was
killed saturday night just moments after he and his mother stopped in a neighborhood. his grandfather says the boy wanted to get a phone charger from his aunt's house when a group of young men began shooting. mcneill was shot in the head and later pronounced dead at the hospital. officials say they don't yet have any suspects or know the reason for the shooting. they are offering a $25,000 reward for information. and human remains found in a shallow grave in texas have been positively identified as u.s. army specialist vanessa guillen. the 20-year-old had been missing since april and was last seen in the parking lot of her barracks at fort hood. her remains were found on june 30th and her family's lawyer spoke to cnn about why it took so long for her body to be identified. >> i understand when they did
the identity they couldn't identify with a dental examination. they couldn't confirm her -- whether it was her with the dental because her -- vanessa's face was bashed in so badly there was no teeth for them to identify. so that's why they had to send her body to dover air force base to get examined in that fashion and confirm that it was her. that's why it took a lot longer than they expected. >> it is a tragedy, and police say the main suspect in the disappearance shot and killed himself wednesday after being confronted by investigators. well, still ahead, the socialite on the throne. we'll show you the picture of the accomplice that's causing a royal uproar at buckingham palace next. noseblind to odors you've goe for up to 30 days with the febreze car vent clip.
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composer ennio marcone wrote "the good, the bad, the ugly." he won an academy award for his score on "the hateful 8." morricone's lawyer said he died following complications from a fall. he was 91. it is a scandal the british royal family just can't seem to shake off. prince andrew's link to the late accused sex trafficker, jeffrey epstein. now a photograph of epstein's alleged accomplice is raising even more questions, and you can see ghislaine maxwell here sitting on a throne next to actor kevin spacey. the photo was reportedly taken on a tour of buckingham palace back in 2002. maxwell is facing charges for her alleged role in grooming under age girls on epstein's behalf. let's get straight to cnn's
reporter max foster. good morning, max. how is the palace likely to respond to this? >> reporter: they're not responding to it, neither is the working group that prince andrew has set up an office effectively outside buckingham palace since all of these allegations emerged. no one's saying anything about it. so we're having to rely on what we're seeing in the daily telegraph, which got this image. now the sunday times a couple of years ago did report that this incident happened but prince andrew's team said he had no recollection of it. now we see the photo. i think what's important about this image is it does speak to a couple of things. the telegraph saying that spacey and maxwell were invited into the throne room by prince andrew, which does reinforce the closeness of the relationship between maxwell and prince
andrew but also for many people speaks to the entitlement that both have been accused of as well. when you consider a throne is a symbol of a monarch's authority, no one else has the right to sit in that throne because no one else is head of state. there is no more senior power. so if you sit in the throne, it's seen as a pretty big sign of disrespect, not just for the monarch, but also for the country that she represents, which is why people, members of the public, no one is allowed to sit on thrones. i think that's a big issue, particularly when you read in the telegraph the optics of this being that prince andrew invited them in and actually allowed this event to happen. so to some extent it could be a lot of fuss about nothing sitting in a couple of fairs, but certainly amongst the british establishment it's seen as pretty disrespectful and does speak to a lot of things that prince andrew and maxwell have been accused of over the years. >> we shall look to see any
ramifications. max, many thanks. after a nearly four-month shutdown due to the coronavirus, the louvre in paris has reopened the doors to visitors. masks are required and social distancing measures are put in place. which means 1/3 of the museum's galleries will remain shut. still, some of the most popular stops like the mona lisa will be accessible. the louvre lost more than $45 million in ticket sales during the lockdown. and thank you so much for your company. i'm rosemary church. "early start" is coming up next. you're watching cnn. have yourselves a great day. i got an oriole here.
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what we're seeing is that wishful thinking is neither good economic policy nor good public health policy. local officials with dire warnings as they struggle to block the record surge of coronavirus. the list of victims now includes a broadway star after a three-month battle. and gun violence mars the holiday weekend in cities nationwide. several children dead by gun violence across the country. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world, this is "early start." i'm