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BBC News 14 Sep 2020

Government urges neighbours to report groups of more than 6 people to police


New laws banning people from meeting in groups of more than 6 have come into force in England, Scotland and Wales.

In England, where fines of up to £3,200 apply, the Home Office minister Kit Malthouse urged people to report their neighbours to police if they're seen breaking the new laws.

But guidance has yet to be issued to police forces on how to enforce the rules which differ across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Meanwhile the first minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of "playing politics with the pandemic" after she expressed serious concerns about a reported backlog of coronavirus test results.

The health minister for England, Matt Hancock, said the vast majority of people are getting results quickly. However a shortage of of staff in government laboratories is presenting significant challenges.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting from Jon Kay and health editor Hugh Pym.

Keyshawn Johnson, Jay Williams and Zubin Mehenti react to LSU star receiver Ja'Marr Chase planning to opt out of the college football season to enter the 2021 NFL Draft.

President Donald Trump claimed on a campaign call that people are tired of hearing about coronavirus, which has killed more than 215,000 Americans, and criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci as a "disaster" who has been around for "500 years."
Public Health England has admitted that 15,841 positive cases between the 25th September and 2nd October were not included in reported daily cases at the time and not passed on to the contact tracing system.

The latest figures on 4th October show there were 22,961 new confirmed coronavirus cases, recorded in the latest 24-hour period. 33 deaths more deaths were recorded, of people who died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test. It takes the total number, across the UK, to 42,350.

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that the UK faced "a very tough winter" with the virus . He said he hoped things would be radically different by the spring. Labour accused him of failing to set out a "serious strategy".

Mishal Husain presents BBC News at Ten reporting by health editor Hugh Pym, political correspondent Iain Watson and chief political correspondent Vicki Young.
The minks will be culled due to a massive COVID-19 outbreak in nearly 60 mink fur farms in North Jutland. In response, The Dutch government has ordered that all mink fur farms must permanently close by March 2021. In other news, Disney strengthens its content advisory for racism in many of their classic films, including Peter Pan and Dumbo. In Berlin, a coronavirus ad gone wrong.

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