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UK virus death toll crosses 39,000
Featured, United Kingdom

UK virus death toll crosses 39,000

    The UK's official coronavirus death toll has risen by 111 as Brits enjoy the first day of the less strict lockdown rules. The Department of Health this afternoon said the death toll since the start of the coronavirus pandemic has risen to 39,045. Yesterday's death toll was 38,489 after 113 deaths were reported overnight into Sunday. Matt Hancock today said there were 128,437 tests carried out in the UK yesterday, taking the total to 4.48million tests conducted since the start of the crisis. There were 1,570 cases confirmed as of yesterday - the lowest number since March 25. Hancock said it showed a continued downward progress. There are 606 people on mechanical ventilators, the lowest since March. The latest figures were issued this afternoon and include deaths in...
US police in New Jersey kneel for George Floyd
America, Featured

US police in New Jersey kneel for George Floyd

    Police officers in one of New Jersey's largest and most violent cities were praised on social media for marching alongside protesters in rallies held this weekend over George Floyd's death. Camden County Police Chief Joe Wysocki, who has been working in the city for decades, joined the front line of a march in Camden on Saturday afternoon, sporting his uniform, a protective face mask and a peace sign. ”Yesterday was another example of our ongoing engagement, and a very real dialogue, that we are having with residents throughout Camden that has made our agency part of the fabric of this city," Wysocki said in an emailed statement to The Associated Press. Since Camden's police force disbanded and reformed in 2013 as a county agency, officers there have been hyper-foc...