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1 : Video thread of Chinese intentionally spreading the #CoronaVirus

WTF is wrong with these people?

Australia : Infected Woman in supermarket spitting on food who was caught 2 days later in same store

#CoronavirusOutbreak #CoronavirusLockdown #CoronavirusPandemic
2 : Video thread of Chinese intentionally spreading the #CoronaVirus

WTF is wrong with these people?

Female caught on camera spitting on a notice board

#CoronavirusOutbreak #CoronavirusLockdown #CoronavirusPandemic #Coronavirusireland #coronavirusuk #CoronavirusBillUK
3 : Video thread of Chinese intentionally spreading the #CoronaVirus

WTF is wrong with these people?

Female caught wiping a park bench with used tissue

#CoronavirusOutbreak #CoronavirusLockdown #CoronavirusPandemic #Coronavirusireland #coronavirusuk #CoronavirusBillUK
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Lords Delegated Powers Committee has issued its view on the #CoronavirusBillUK.…

It's concluding paragraph suggests a possible Lords amendment which would change the expiry on sunset clause to 1 yr from 2yrs (thread)
"Given the speed with which the Government need to act and the significance of the powers needed to address the emergency, we have, on this occasion, chosen mainly to highlight points of concern rather than make definitive recommendations..."
"...Whilst in no way resiling from the appropriateness of this exceptional approach, we nonetheless believe that it is important for us to state clearly that, had the country not been in the midst of a developing national emergency, there are powers in this Bill..."
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Watching @UKParliament statement from @MattHancock.

Very glad to see collegiate approach from @JonAshworth & @MattHancock and great to see thanks to the Paymaster General, @NazShahBfd, @wesstreeting, @SayeedaWarsi, @BoardofDeputies the concerns on forced cremation have been met.
I'm concerned MPs who due to the outdated voting system are putting their health at risk as they need to scrutinise the #CoronavirusBillUK but should have been able to scrutinise this virtually. /1
I'm worried for all those there and think its mad that @MattHancock who looks ill is having to deal with people like @SteveBakerHW and @CarolineLucas who are being so rude to @MattHancock and the other MPs. /2

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STATEMENT on #CoronavirusBillUK:

The #CoronavirusBill:

Empowers police, immigration officers & public health officials to demand documentation; detain & isolate members of the public potentially indefinitely, including children; & forcibly take biological samples for testing /1
It permits prohibition of public events & gatherings without standard protections for strikes & industrial action that exist in Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

It weakens safeguards on the exercise of mass surveillance powers, quadrupling time review limits for urgent warrants /2
It is right that Government is taking rapid and robust action to protect public health, but we cannot let basic rights fall casualty to this crisis.

Our country faces challenges best when we hold onto our values, not abandon them. /3
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