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Police ‘struggling’ as £10,000 self-isolation fines come in

Parliament has been “consistently sidelined during the pandemic” as the Government avoids scrutiny of emergency coronavirus laws, according to academics. The conclusion by the Constitution Unit at University College London’s department of political science and school of public policy came after there was further criticism of the last-minute publication of complex legal documents setting out …

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Dutch Minister confirms dog, three cats have caught novel coronavirus

A dog and three house cats in the Netherlands have been confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus, broadcaster RTL reported on Friday, citing the country’s agriculture minister. “Everything points to these animals having been infected by their owners,” RTL quoted minister Carola Schouten as saying. “So if you are ill, do not hug …

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