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Coronavirus: YouTube tightens rules after David Icke 5G interview

Coronavirus: YouTube tightens rules after David Icke 5G interview

Technology
YouTube has banned all conspiracy theory videos falsely linking coronavirus symptoms to 5G networks.The Google-owned service will now delete videos violating the policy. It had previously limited itself to reducing the frequency it recommended them in its Up Next section.The move follows a live-streamed interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke on Monday, in which he had linked the technology to the pandemic.YouTube said the video would be wiped.During the interview, Mr Icke falsely claimed there "is a link between 5G and this health crisis". And when asked for his reaction to reports of 5G masts being set on fire in England and Northern Ireland, he responded: "If 5G continues and reaches where they want to take it, human lif...
Coronavirus: Public urged to follow ‘mission-critical’ rules

Coronavirus: Public urged to follow ‘mission-critical’ rules

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your device It is "mission-critical" to follow social distancing rules to protect the NHS and slow the spread of coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said."The more people follow the rules then the faster we will all be through this," he said, after reports of packed public parks in London and elsewhere.This morning Mr Hancock said such behaviour was "quite unbelievable". At the daily Downing Street briefing, he said it could not go on. It comes as the UK death toll reaches 4,934.The Department of Health said on Sunday there had been 621 more coronavirus-related deaths in the UK in the past day.The latest deaths include 12 more in Wales, seven in Northern Ireland and two in Scotland.As of 09:00 BST on...
Pastor arrested for violating rules amid virus outbreak

Pastor arrested for violating rules amid virus outbreak

Health
Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order in place to limit the spread of the coronavirusBy TAMARA LUSH and CHRIS O'MEARA Associated PressMarch 30, 2020, 8:45 PM3 min read3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTAMPA, Fla. -- Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus. According to jail records, Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne turned himself in to authorities Monday afternoon in Hernando County, where he lives. He was charged with unlawful assembly and violation of a publi...
Australian beach closed after hundreds gather in defiance of ‘social distancing’ rules

Australian beach closed after hundreds gather in defiance of ‘social distancing’ rules

World
Australia's most popular beach has been closed after hundreds of people gathered there on Friday in defiance of "social distancing" rules.Prime Minister Scott Morrison had asked Australians not to gather in groups of more than 500 outdoors, while an indoor limit was set at 100. It was also advised that people stay at least 1.5m away from each other.So Friday's scenes at Bondi Beach in Sydney sparked anger from many, including Australia's health minister Greg Hunt. Mr Hunt told reporters that those pictured on the beach had been "putting others at risk". ...
Climate change: New rules could spell end of ‘throwaway culture’

Climate change: New rules could spell end of ‘throwaway culture’

Science
New rules could spell the death of a "throwaway" culture in which products are bought, used briefly, then binned.The regulations will apply to a range of everyday items such as mobile phones, textiles, electronics, batteries, construction and packaging.They will ensure products are designed and manufactured so they last - and so they're repairable if they go wrong. It should mean that your phone lasts longer and proves easier to fix.That may be especially true if the display or the battery needs changing. It's part of a worldwide movement called the Right to Repair, which has spawned citizens' repair workshops in several UK cities.The plan is being presented by the European Commission. It's likely to create standards for the UK, ...