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    The Walsall man was issued with a fixed penalty notice of £480, which could be doubled to £960, if his son continues to go outside.

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    Britain set for 66,000 COVID-19 deaths, highest toll in Europe: study

    Britain could see as many as 66,000 COVID-19 deaths during the first wave of the current pandemic, new research showed Tuesday, making the outbreak there by far the deadliest in Europe.

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    Mayor apologises for saying Boris Johnson 'deserves' coronavirus

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    Did the Queen send Meghan Markle a message in her televised address?

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    Like the Labour leadership race, this crisis shows how readily we're willing to discard black women

    As the results of the Labour Leadership elections rolled in over the weekend, there were some that were less unexpected than others. As an active Labour member, I was not surprised by establishment favourites, Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner, taking their places as leader and deputy. But one result did cause my group chat to erupt in a chorus of "huh?’" – Dawn Butler, the most experienced candidate in the race for deputy leader, had come last.The only competing MP to have served in government, Butler has worked faithfully at the forefront of the party despite shifts in leadership and direction. Yet the experience and loyalty of this talented black female MP seemed to mean little to the majority of the Labour membership, if anything.

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    Germany's plan to end the lockdown

    A draft document seen by Reuters details Germany's multi-step plan to end its lockdown, and that its government assumes the global pandemic will last into 2021. Germany's lockdown laws are set to expire in just under two weeks. Shops will be allowed to reopen, as well as schools in select regions, though strict social-distancing measures will still be in place. Border controls will be relaxed, but large events and private parties will remain forbidden. And as soon as enough protective masks are available, it will be made compulsory to wear them on trains and in buses as well as in factories and public buildings The draft action plan says the measures should be enough to keep the average number of people infected by one person below 1. The country has been under lockdown since March 22. Germany has a low mortality rate among coronavirus patients compared to other European nations, which experts say is due to a high number of testing. The document predicts a staged return to normality, backed by mechanisms that will make it possible to track more than 80% of people an infected person had contact with, within 24 hours of diagnosis. Infected people and those they had contact with will be quarantined, either at home or in hotels.

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    UK could have the most coronavirus deaths in Europe, researchers predict

    The US Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation believes Britain could experience 66,000 COVID-19 deaths by July.