Can children be detained without their parents’ consent if the authorities think they have coronavirus?

The government says a parent, carer or legal guardian must be present for a Covid-19 screening to take place on a child under the Coronavirus Act.

You were more likely to catch Covid-19 in Spain than the UK in late July.

A viral Facebook post claims Spain had a much lower Covid-19 death toll than the UK at the end of July. That’s correct but isn’t the best way to compare …

The RSPCA has said that they are worried people will abandon pets because the economic effects of Covid-19

The charity said in a press release that they are worried the current economic climate would lead to more abandoned pets.

Leicester residents are not being forcibly tested for coronavirus

Leicester City Council said that no one is being forced by them to take Covid-19 tests.

These figures for the size of House Of Commons, House of Lords, and the EU parliament are all correct

However, the European Union does have lawmakers that aren’t elected by the public.

How to check coronavirus cases near you

The data is easy to find, but needs to be read carefully

Video of police officer egged by children is a prank

Viral videos on social media seemingly showing a police officer lying on the ground while children pelt him with eggs are not what they seem.

Universal Credit monthly allowance is more than House of Lords daily allowance – for now

Temporary increases to Universal Credit introduced because of the coronavirus pandemic mean the monthly allowance is now higher than the daily allowance for peers in the House of Lords.

A baseless paper that linked skin cells, 5G and coronavirus has been retracted

The paper made claims about how 5G waves could be absorbed by skin cells and produce coronavirus but provided no credible evidence.

Facebook post on lockdown rule changes are right for certain parts of England

As of 31 July, the lockdown rules changed for people in Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

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