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otherwise, this story like a lot of other american stories is just a lie. and i will happily pay another nickel for my corn flakes. how about you? i don't even like corn flakes. frosted flakes, yeah. from bad to worse. some u.s. states see a spike in coronavirus cases as health officials urge shutdowns. we'll speak to a doctor in california about the situation there. plus, china closes down an american consulate. a retaliatory move for having to close one of its own. and the u.s. stimulus relief is set to expire soon. why the white house and republicans are optimistic about their latest proposal. welcome to you, our viewers here in the united states and around the world. this is "cnn newsroom."
i'm kim brunhuber. day by day thousands around the world are finding out they're infected with the coronavirus, but nowhere is the pandemic being felt more acutely than in the united states. here's the latest. new daily infections are still on the rise in nearly half the states. the u.s. accounts for about 1/4 of the world's total coronavirus cases and about 1/5 of all deaths. more than 5,000 people are now reported dead in texas alone. the trump administration is acknowledging to cnn that it's taking too long to get test results back. >> we after never gonna be happy with testing until we get turnaround times within 24 hours, and i would be happy with point of care testing everywhere. we are not there yet.
we are doing everything we can to do that. what can we do? we can test everybody in a hospital within 24 hours so they can get the new treatments we develop. we are point of care testing in nursing homes or prioritizing all nursing homes because that's where 50% of the mortality are. where there's an outbreak, we're surge testing there, we're providing the public health laboratories. i work with acla every single day. i call their ceos, the big labs, the quest and the labcorps. they have pooling that was just certified last week. >> special unemployment benefits about to run out in days for millions of americans. republicans are about to unveil a $1 trillion relief package. so we'll take a closer look at what's in it and what happens next later this hour. and the potential vaccine will enter phase iii clinical trials this week. they'll be the most advanced trials in the u.s. and will involve some 30,000 volunteers. with nearly 419,000 confirmed cases, florida is the second biggest epicenter in the u.s.
just behind california. for 23 days this month the state has reported more than 9,000 new cases, and sunday was no exception. intensive care beds in the state are filling up, and despite that, officials are looking for ways to reopen. randi kay has details. >> reporter: here in the state of florida, another 9,259 new cases and 77 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths for floridians to more than 5,800 now. and florida now has the second highest number of covid deaths in the country. meanwhile, statewide still about 9,000 people are hospitalized. and the -- there's about 18% of adult icu beds left. in the state. meanwhile in miami-dade, one of the hardest-hit counties here in southern florida, they're looking at a daily positivity rate there of 18%, and the icu beds also running low. they're at 146% capacity. so now they are converting regular beds to -- regular hospital beds to those icu beds so they can help treat those patients with what they need.
meanwhile, people in miami-dade still not paying attention to that mask mandate and social distancing. they're supposed to wear masks when they can't safely social distancing inside and outside. miami-dade police department telling me that they've issued 150 citations for businesses. that's a $500 fine and also another 174 citations to individuals. that's a $100 fine. meanwhile, bars and breweries could soon reopen in the state. here in palm beach county, the restaurants are already open. they're open to about 50% capacity, but the bars and the breweries were closed at the end of last month. now the chief business regulator is saying they could open soon. he's looking for a safe and smart way to do so. meanwhile, the florida brewers guild certainly on board with that. they say that they represent about 300 breweries. they wrote a letter to the governor and the business regulation chief, saying that 100 of those will close if they don't reopen soon. and they also say that the industry gives about 10,000 jobs to the state and a third of
those jobs could be lost. i'm randi kaye, reporting on single island, florida. back to you. california still has the highest number of confirmed cases in the u.s. right now more than 452,000. the state health department says cases and hospitalizations have been trending over the past week. that news comes after two weeks governor gavin newsom ordered all businesses to close indoor activity at restaurants, movie theaters and other businesses. to discuss that, we're going to bring in the chief medical officer at harbor ucla medical center in los angeles. thanks so much for joining us, doctor. when i left my home in los angeles a couple of months ago, officials in southern california were, you know, taking bows for having flattened the curve. now fast-forward to the present, and according to l.a. county's public health director, covid-19, and i'll quote from her here, appears to be on track
to claim more lives in l.a. county than any disease except coronary hart disease. so what is l.a. county going to have to do differently this time to get the cases down? because what southern california did the first time obviously didn't work. >> yes, well, what we're learning about this virus is that it's very -- it's very pesky. i think everyone thought that after the stay-at-home order when we got the case rates down and with the summer heat that we would be in better shape to keep -- keep the virus down. but a few things happened. we reopened too quickly. in reopening too quickly, the public didn't necessarily do everything they could to prevent the transmission of the virus in los angeles and across california, and as you're seeing, across the united states. wearing a mask is essential. social distancing is essential. but another part of the story, what we have to do differently now, is we have to have more testing. we have to have contact tracing.
without these steps we will be in this perpetual cycle of as we reopen, and if people don't wear their masks, they can't get tests and we don't have contact tracing, we'll again see a resurgence of infections. >> we heard from the trump administration just recently here on cnn that, you know, states should have all the resources they need to do testing and if there's any failure, well, it's up to, you know, the states and local officials. is that accurate? i mean, what's the -- what's the problem here with testing? >> well, we, unfortunately as a nation did the right thing early in march. we were able to close and stay at home and bring the virus rates down, but what did not happen is we did not take the necessary steps to as a nation shore up our testing supplies. we didn't shore up contact tracing. without national strategies in these regards, local
jurisdictions are competing with the rest of the globe for these necessary supplies. >> now, in southern california the disease seems particularly to be targeting people in the latinx community, urban and rural, so why is that? and are there efforts to, you know, particularly help those hard-hit communities? >> well, what we are seeing this virus do is exacerbate existing structural inequalities in racism that affect communities that are black and brown. the access to care and disparities in care for chronic diseases are worse in these populations. and with the pandemic, it's only gotten worse. and so what we have to do is improve access to testing for these communities. we have to do a better job of educating all of our communities to come in and get care and get testing when they may be infected by the virus. >> now, you know, there's plenty of bad news out there. if we're searching for good news, it's in the realm of
vaccines, as we reported, a potential vaccine will enter phase iii clinical trials this week, but even that is fraught. some polls suggest over half of americans are committed to actually, you know, getting that vaccine. and i know particularly from experience there's a very strong ant anti-vax movement in california where you are. how do you plan to convince those folks? >> well, it's a very big challenge. i mean, if we look at annual flu vaccination rates, we are challenged. what we can try to do this time around with the pandemic, if we are fortunate enough to have a vaccine that is safe and that's effective as we come into the winter and early spring, i think we have to have a national campaign and strategy to convince all americans that now that we have a vaccine, this is the way out, this is the way that we can get back to living our lives. >> to do that, we might have to see, you know, president trump taking that vaccine live on camera. we'll see if that happens.
doctor, thank you so much for joining us. we appreciate it. >> thank you. brazil now has more than 2.4 million coronavirus cases and it only took five months to get there. the country has the second highest confirmed case count in the world behind the united states. a coalition representing more than 1 million health care workers in the country says president jair bolsonaro is responsible for crimes against humanity for how he's responded to the epidemic. nick paton walsh has the details. a slight respite to the numbers on sunday, only 24,000, but a slight respite to the numbers on sunday, only 24,000, but playing down the severity of the disease and emerged saturday
morn on twitter. over the last couple of months, particularly during his illness, the medication hydroxychloroquine. now, that's according to doctors and scientists globally useless if you have coronavirus, and possibly even dangerous, yet still he continues to tout it, particularly here in the seat of government, the capital brasilia. the day saturday he declared himself negative. he talked about how he wouldn't have known he had the coronavirus if he hadn't tested positive. in stark contradiction to his statements that he felt he had a slight fever and backing freedom of speech in the country than necessarily fighting the virus that is sweeping across the country. stark criticism levelled against him, though, from medical professionals who put together a 64-page document that they're sending to the haig, to the international courts there to
essentially accuse president jair bolsonaro of crimes against humanity. suggesting that his rhetoric of playing down the disease, his failure of government to act decisively may well have contributed to so many of the deaths still surging here in brazil. a slight respite to the numbers on sunday, only 24,000, but that's after a horrifying week, frankly, where most days saw 50,000 new cases. the surge still surging here. nick paton walsh, cnn, barsilia, brazil. mexico's president said he doesn't think wearing a face mask and scientifically proven to work so he won't wear one. that goes against global advice from medical professionals who say wearing a mask is the single most important thing we can do to stop the spread of the virus. travellers making their way
from spain to the uk now have to self-quarantine for 14 days. and if they're going from spain to norway, it's ten days. that's because of spain's recent surge in coronavirus cases. cnn's simon cullen has the details. >> reporter: with the number of new coronavirus cases in spain spiking to two-month highs, authorities there are reimposing some restrictions. so things like bars, restaurants, gyms, nightclubs, places that had previously been reopening are now being forced to close again or face tighter restrictions. in barcelona itself, residents there are being told to stay at home unless they need to get food or medical supplies. now, the situation has become so bad that some other countries, most notably the uk and norway, are reimposing quarantine rules on travellers arriving back from spain. so in the uk's case, they announced the change in policy on saturday and took effect first thing sunday. uk's foreign secretary dominic raab said he had essentially no
choice but to act. >> well, because the cases in spain, the data we got was on a friday. compiled that and showed a big jump right across mainland spain. that was then assessed yesterday afternoon and we took the decision as swiftly as we could. we can't make apologies for doing so. we must be able to take swift, decisive action, particularly in relation to localized or internationally in relation to spain a particular country where we see we must take action. otherwise we risk reinfection into the uk. >> reporter: now it's worth keeping in mind that spain is a major holiday destination for british travellers. millions go there every year, and right now is peak seen. season. so not only is this decision a major headache for people who are there or planning a holiday there, it's also a significant blow to the spanish economy, which relies heavily on tourism. and like many others has been battered by the coronavirus pandemic. response so far from the spanish government has been relatively diplomatic.
the foreign ministry spokeswoman said in a statement that the spanish government considers the situation under control. outbreaks are localized, isolated and controlled. spain is a safe country, she says, we respects the decisions taken by the united kingdom with whose authorities we are in contact. so while the spanish government tries to reassure travellers that it's safe to go, clearly the uk, norway are taking a different approach. simon cullen, cnn, london. coming up, we'll show you just how bad relations are between washington and beijing. cnn is there as the deadline passes for the u.s. to shut down its consulate in chengdu. we'll have the latest on the dispute and look at whether there is an overall growing resentment towards americans. plus, hawaii is starting to feel the effects of hurricane douglas. we go live to the cnn weather center for the latest on what could be an historic storm. as a dependent!
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sustained winds nearly 140 kilometers or nearly 58 miles an hour. hurricane warnings in effect in maui and oahu and the governor is urging people to stay home. if douglas does make landfall in hawaii, it would be the third hurricane to hit the state since 1959. let's bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri. how rare would this be? >> it really depends how close to the islands it gets within the next couple of hours, kim. great working with you. only 60 miles away from honolulu at this hour. the closest approach of any hurricane since 1992. that storm, of course, made landfall. it was a category 4, devastating impacts. this particular storm, far, far smaller, but still man acing category 1. 84-mile-an-hour winds. take a look. this is what kim was referencing when only a couple of storms made landfall. in '92 and hurricane dot in 1959. a few more have skirted by as
tropical storms. out of 60-plus hurricanes across this particular basin, only two have made landfall. this particular one, douglas, close proximity. notice the perspective. strongest winds just offshore near the eye wall of the storm system. right on the islands there, winds 10 to 20 miles per hour. that's the good news. a lot of people mistakenly believe that hurricanes move in a straight line. that is not the case. you notice this, we have hurricane warnings across a wide area of the islands at this hour. the track often misleads you in thinking that hurricanes travel in a straight line. in fact, every single mile they wobble and zig going left a-zag in a particular direction, in this case, west-northwest. the system has a potential to make landfall near kauai. if that is the case, again, third storm would come ashore as a low-end category 1, o about
70%-plus of damage and fatalities are related to the storm surge and that's going to be significant. we know, of course, an island with a lot of people that typically like to spend time on the beaches, hopefully that's not the case on this sunday night into monday morning as the storm system skirts the coast. again, the models want to keep the heaviest rain offshore. we know this is a very mountainous setup of islands. once you get moisture, it pushes up against the mountains here. the air is forced to rise. it cools and condenses and squeezes out on the rainfall. could still see about 5 to 8 inches of rainfall across the islands in the next few hours, kim. we'll watch this very careful. >> all right. thank you very much. we appreciate it. meteorologist pedram javaheri. appreciate it. the american consulate general in western china has officially been shut down days after beijing ordered its closure. located in the city of chung en the building was an important
diplomatic outpost that covered many parts of china. the flag outside was lowered as u.s. officials prepared to leave. china ordered them to leave after washington made a similar move last week when it force the chinese consulate in houston to shut down. let's bring in cnn's kristie lu stout who has been following this live from hong kong. kristie, there's been a lot of curiosity, tension as the clock neared the deadline. we understand the chinese officials have entered the premises. what's the latest. >> according to video that we've seen from cctv, they have entered the premises. that dramatic moment earlier today, 6:18 a.m. in the morning when the american flag was lowered at the u.s. consulate in chengdu. a powerful symbol of this downward stockpile in relations between the u.s. and china. the u.s. consulate in chengdu was declared officially closed at 10:00 a.m. a cnn crew led by david culver is there on the ground filming
the scene. he wasn't able to get too close. reported seeing a very heavy security presence around the compound. in the hours leading up to the closure, staff are seen leaving the building with plastic bags, files, boxes. also, local residents were seen outside the consulate in chengdu waving chinese flags and taking selfies. china's minister of foreign affairs confirmed the closure of the diplomatic mission. let's bring up the statement for you. this is what chinese ministry of foreign affairs said. at 10:00 a.m. on monday, as required by china, the u.s. consulate general in chengdu is closed. chinese authorities entered the through the front entrance and took over the premises. on twitter, the u.s. mission in china posted a 39-second rather emotional video, accompanied with a tweet that was written in chinese, translated to english. the message was this, today we bid farewell to the u.s. consulate in chengdu. we will miss you forever. if you watch this 39-second
video, it features a photograph of then u.s. vice president george h.w. bush opening the u.s. consulate in chengdu back in 1985. the video also lists a number of areas inside china that the consulate had served and covered. of course it was on friday when china's ministry of foreign affairs announced the closure of the u.s. consulate in chengdu in retaliation for u.s. actions, including the closure of the u.s. consulate in houston and the china called that, quote, talking nonsense. at this moment, as officials in china have confirmed the closure of the chengdu consulate, we are waiting the latest u.s. reaction and also just to see how far this diplomatic tit for tat can go. kim? >> so as we wait for that u.s. reaction, let's turn to the chinese reaction. when i spoke to david culver in chengdu yesterday, he said the sentiment on the street out
there wasn't hostile towards americans, more curious, if anything, but there seems to be a growing anti-american sentiment out there, at least online. what have you seen? >> there has been anti-american sentiment expressed online, anti-american trolling. but it's interesting to note how that is in stark contrast to the official chinese response. you know, despite a lot of domestic internal pressure by nationalists inside china for beijing to really strike back hard and retaliate hard, especially after the closure of the chinese consulate in houston, china did not choose to respond by closing the more high-value or significant consulates in shanghai or hong kong, but, rather, the one in chengdu. and that has been seen by many as a sign of restraint on the chinese side. kim? >> all right. always appreciate your analysis. kristie lu stout in hong kong. a key unemployment benefit expires this week in the u.s., so we'll look at what senate republicans and the white house are proposing instead in their
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for kids at home- all on xfinity x1. we're committed to helping all families stay connected. learn more at xfinity.com/education. welcome back to you, our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm kim brunhuber. the white house and u.s. senate republicans are expected to unveil a $1 trillion stimulus plan in the coming hours. it comes as the $600 weekly boost to unboimt benefits is set to expire this week. this new plan will offer 70% of a worker's wage instead of the flat rate democrats want. it also include ace $1,200 direct payment to many americans
$105 billion foe schools and another targeted round of forgivable small business loans. >> the administration and the senate republicans are completely on the same page. mark meadows and i were up yesterday just working on technical issues in the drafts. we had previously agreed on all these issues earlier in the week. we want to move forward quickly. the bill will be introduced monday. and we're prepared to act quickly. this is all about kids and jobs. this is our focus. and we want to make sure something gets passed quickly so we deal with the unemployment and all the other issues. paycheck protection plan. tax credits to rehire people. and money for schools. >> all right. to break this down, let's go to eleni giokos in johannesburg with more on this. so, you know, as we said, millions of unemployed americans, they got their last enhanced benefit checks this weekend, and all the while, washington still hasn't passed another relief plan. i imagine for all those people
waiting for help, every day that goes by will seem like an eternity. we're getting details about the republicans' new recovery package. what do we know? >> this is what's interesting, right? so you hear, yes, we've agreed and we want to pass this as quickly as possible, but at the end of the day, we were hoping to have something tangible by the end of last week to ensure that the enhanced benefits plan doesn't expire which actually happens in the next few days. we also know millions of americans received their last $600 enhanced check on saturday. we also know that eviction protections are coming to an end. there's just so much uncertainty for the most vulnerable of people in this country. you also have to remember that the important debate and discussion has been occurring within the republican party. this still needs to go to the democrats. republicans are saying $1 trillion. democrats said that their bill and plan has already been passed since may and they're looking closer to $3 trillion.
the divergence is enormous, and the sticking point here is that enhanced benefit. i want you to take a listen to what larry kudlow, the white house economic adviser, said yesterday during negotiations and discussions. >> it won't stop the assistance. it's going to cap the assistance at a level that is consistent with people going back to work. that's what we've said from day one. first of all, state unemployment benefits stay in place. second of all, we will try to cap the benefits at about 70% of wages. >> and, of course, the democrats have said that the reason that there was one flat figure is to ensure that it's easily disbursed. we already know that many americans say they are yet to receive their enhanced benefits. so when you bring in a calculation into the fore, there is concern there is going to be major issues. so now it's all about discussions and negotiations. and, of course, when you look at
the gop proposal plan and take a look at these key points here, 1 $1,200 stimulus check for many americans. the extension of that eviction protection, that is going to be absolutely vital for many people in the coming days. >> all right. now in that same interview, we did hear white house economic director larry kudlow's bullish assessment that the u.s. economy is still set for a third quarter recovery, despite, you know, plenty of signs that the recovery is faltering. does he have a case? >> i mean, look, there's this whole question about a v-shaped recovery versus "u" and even w-shaped recovery. coronavirus cases increasing across the states in the u.s., there is a worry about return to full economic activity. there is concern for many businesses to open up shop again and, of course, reticence to start rehiring. we've got second quarter gdp figures released on thursday. the prognosis, the outcome that
people are expecting, an annualized contraction of over 35%. now, if kudlow is right and his administration is calling for, you know, fantastic growth in the second quarter, it means that the stimulus plan needs to stay in place. and, honestly, the recovery is directly correlated to the amount of money and cash being pumped into the system, whether it's in the hands of the u.s. consumer or whether it's bailing out companies and looking at tax incentives. all of this is going to play a strong role and market participants are going to be watching this very closely. monetary policy is going to play a role. the fed is going to announce its stance on interest rates going forward and the play on inflation. in terms of what we're seeing on the earnings front, also very key pieces of economic data and financial earnings of companies are going to play a role in the way that we'll see a recovery or even economic rebound in the u.s. very vulnerable. and many saying it's not going to be a straight line. >> so much unknown.
still the needy wait. thank you so much for your analysis, eleni giokos. we appreciate it. the u.s. state of georgia was among the first to reopen during the pandemic and recently reported a record number of new cases in a single day. cnn's natasha chen looks at how some georgia schools plan to reopen next month despite all the new infections. >> that's our future! that's our future! >> reporter: during a typical summer break, children aren't usually running toward a school building demanding to go to class. but in the midst of a pandemic, these students and parents in gwinnett county outside of atlanta are protesting the state's largest school district's change of heart on reopening. going all virtual instead of offering some in-class options. >> all of a sudden, two weeks before school, you know, the rug's getting pulled out from underneath us all and we're scrambling.
>> reporter: kelly williard told cnn's chris cuomo she understands the health risk and respects parents who wish to keep their kids home, but she and her husband also need to leave home for work during the day, creating a potential child care problem. >> dollywood is open. the grocery stores are open. the airlines are open. corporate america is opening up. gas stations, what have you. we as parents feel like we just got left in the dust and you all just figure it out. >> kids over covid. kids over covid. >> look, they can protest, and that's their right. however, there's no science behind it. so even if they decide to keep their kids, you know, make them go face-to-face, that's on them. i can't back that at all. >> reporter: ruth hartman runs an unofficial parent facebook group for fulton county schools. she said the argument over in-class and virtual and whether masks should be required has gotten political when it should just be about the science. >> what i can't tell you for sure, despite the south korea
study, is whether children under 10 in the united states don't spread the virus as the same as children over 10. i think that's still an open question that needs to be studied in the united states. we certainly know from other studies that children under 10 do get infected. it's just unclear how rapidly they spread the virus. >> reporter: the overall data in georgia shows a staggering rise in covid-19 cases. fulton and gwinnett counties. in nearby cobb county, the virus is also spreading aggressively. >> we are in that high spread or high transmission section right now. and we as an organization cannot add to the transmission rate increasing. >> reporter: parent opinions vary by zip code and if they can afford child care or private tutoring. in a june survey, 43% of gwinnett county parents said
they want all in-classroom learning, while just over half of them said they'd be uncomfortable with that. in the urban core, parent were likely to prefer virtual learning compared to parents in the north. it's a preference often based on personal experience. >> i've actually attended two covid-related funerals recently. i mean, it's happening. even if it's not happening to you, it's happening and it's terrifying. >> reporter: natasha chen, cnn, atlanta. police in south korea say a man who allegedly brought coronavirus into north korea was fleeing arrest. the man considered a defector crossed illegally back into the north about a week ago. as a result, kim jong-un called an emergency meeting this weekend to deal with the possible spread of the virus. now, this is the first suspected case reported in the reclusive north. the government has declared an emergency and locked down areas around the border city. south korean police say the man was being investigated in connection with a sex crime.
so for more on this, let's turn to cnn's paula hancocks in seoul, south korea. some new details emerging there. what more do we know? >> well, kim, at this point, we've heard from the defense ministry here in south korea, and they confirmed that a man did, in fact, they believe, cross into north korea from south korea at the time that north korea claims it happened. now, from the police point of view, they say that this individual, this man had been accused of a sex crime. they say that they had been trying to track him down. they were investigating this particular allegations and they believe that he had fled to try and avoid that. so what this tells us from the north korean point of view is it's effectively the closest we have come so far to north korea admitting that they have coronavirus within their country. now, what we heard over the weekend was that the north korean leader kim jong-un had convened an emergency meeting where they discussed this issue,
where they claimed that the so-called runaway, as they called him, had crossed back into north korea after defecting just three years earlier and had shown symptoms of coronavirus. they say that he was quarantined. that others in the border city the area isolated. what this does is give north korea a chance to say they do have the virus, a chance many experts are pointing to of blaming the south for the fact that this virus may have come into north korea, and also of blaming a defector, which north korea has very little love for defectors. they quite often call them human scum and are very dismissive of those who choose a life outside of north korea. so this really plays into the narrative from a north korean point of view. they do claim to have zero cases before this something. not something many officials believed around the world. kim? >> that's right. blaming a defector from south
korea certainly gets one's propaganda spidey senses tingeing, but on the issue of the larger covid-19 in north korea, there have been rumors that it's been in there for months. any sign that this -- there's a larger crisis brewing in the country? >> it's an extremely difficult country to get concrete facts out of, as we -- as you know. the fact is north korea shut down its border in january when this pandemic first started. they share a border with china. where obviously this originated from. they also share a border with south korea. which in the early days of the pandemic was the worst hit, apart from china, around the world for some days and weeks. so clearly they do border two countries which were very heavily hit and impacted by this. now, they were able to shut down the borders in a way that very few countries, in fact, i don't think any other country around the world is able to do, to make
sure people weren't coming in and out. diplomatic sources told me they believed in pyongyang, at least, that they had confidence that they had a control of the virus. but, of course, they knew very little of outside pyongyang itself. outside the capital, what was happening in the other cities, what was happening in the rural areas. they pointed out people were wearing masks, they were having some degree of social distancing, but as of may time, schools have gone back and pyongyang was running fairly as it was normally. so it is very difficult to know exactly how bad the situation is. the w.h.o., world heath organization representative for north korea, basing this on figures from north korea itself say less than 1,000 people have been tested up until early this month. kim? >> all right. paula hancocks, i appreciate your insight. thank you so much. coming up on "cnn newsroom," all weekend long protests in portland marred by violence and clashes with federal agents. we'll get a live report on the
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protests in portland continue at this hour after a weekend of violent clashes between demonstrators and police. the activity there has taken center stage after president trump sent federal agents to the city, in his words, to protect federal property. now, this comes two months after the death of george floyd in minneapolis. black lives matter protests disrupted by violence, fires, damage to cars and buildings and confrontations with federal agents. cnn's lucy kavanaugh has been reporting for us. are things a bit more quiet tonight than they have been this weekend? >> reporter: a lot more quiet, kim, although it's funny you say it's about that time. literally a few minutes before we went on air, demonstrators
lobbed a few fireworks over the fence toward the federal courthouse building. we haven't seen any federal agents come out this evening yet. the atmosphere has been fairly calm, fairly quiet. it's been a smaller crowd than what we've seen over the past few days. yesterday was one of the largest gatherings, about 5,000 people. hearing some cheering now. not exactly sure what's going on. it looks like a man is playing the trumpet to the federal agents. so it's a bit of a festive atmosphere. but a very different picture yesterday evening. you know, there's almost two protests, two different atmospheres that we talk about when we talk about portland. during the early evening hours, we see families, mothers, veterans, all kinds of people coming out to really keep the focus on black lives matter and racial equality. later in the evening, as you're seeing now, the focus becomes on the federal paramilitary presence here at the federal
courthouse building. what we saw last night, kind of similar to what you're seeing tonight, people banging on the fence, trying to pull the fence down. yesterday a group of protesters were trying to use ropes to pull down the fence. that didn't work. they then switched to chains and it actually came down and that's what escalated the clashes. the federal agencies and the local police here declaring the situation a riot at around 1:00 a.m. in the morning. we actually saw federal agents leave the fenced-in area and push demonstrators down a few blocks, which has been a first. >> all right. well, we'll keep an eye on this all evening. thank you so much for that live look at what's going on in portland. appreciate it. and we will be right back with more. hey lily from at&t here. today, we're talking with sara. hey lily, i'm hearing a lot about 5g. should i be getting excited? depends. are you gonna want faster speeds? i will. more reliability? oh, also yes. better response times? definitely. are you gonna be making sourdough bread?
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in the uk, the english premier league ended its season sunday in a dramatic way with thrilling plays and wild finishes as multiple clubs competed for the final spots in the champions league. as patrick snell reports, only two would come out on top. >> on a tense sunday it was chelsea who struck first in the race for the lucrative riches of champions league qualification.
mason mount's suburb free kick setting them on their way to a 2-0 win over wolves. it was estimated manchester united could have lost some $90 million had they missed out on the top four. bruno fernandez with united record 14th penalty of the season against leicester city, who themselves knew victory would have given them champions league football next season. and then right at the end of the game, a kasper schmeichel how her allowing jesse lyingard for his first goal since late 2018. >> we've come so far as a team. we're building a culture. and very proud of all their efforts and pleased with their efforts. next season will be even more testing and challenging, but -- >> the red devils 2-0 winners, meaning they finish above chelsea on goal differences. the foxes ending in fifth place. europa league football for them next season. dropping out of the premier league means huge financial setbacks. bournemouth doing what they had to do with an impressive 3-1 victory at everton, but to stay
up, they also needed watford and aston villa to lose. watford going down 3-2 to arsenal, meaning relegation heartbreak for the hornets. villa went ahead against west ham thanks to a stunning jack grealish goal, though they had to endure a tense few moment after the host levelled. the delight on grealish's face, a birm had lad through and through, villa's players absolutely ectatic as questions continue to swirl over grealish's future at the club. >> the end of the season, what do you expect? >> i expect him to get drunk with me tonight. >> villa beat the drop by a point, and you can see now the significance of that match with sheffield united back in june when a lapse in technology played a key role in the game ending goal-less. after a three-month suspension due to coronavirus, this marathon premier league campaign is finally at an end after 352 days, but the champions and europa leagues are set to resume
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