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UK COVID Cops Fine Men for Looking at Snow

A British police force stopped four men in their cars and fined them £200 each for “looking at the snow”, in the latest incident of snow cops penalising Britons for enjoying the winter weather during lockdown.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24: A giant snowball shaped as a coronavirus is seen on Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath on January 24, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Parts of the country saw snow and icy conditions as arctic air caused temperatures to drop. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)

China Punishes over a Dozen Officials in Face of Coronavirus Failure

The Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to minimize the latest wave of coronavirus infections have not been successful. So, on Tuesday, the northeastern province of Heilongjiang made a show of chastising 16 officials for “neglecting their duties in the viral fight,” as the state-run Global Times put it.

Health workers go back to work after after a break at La Fe hospital on March 25, 2020, in Valencia. - Spain has signed a multi-million-euro contract with China to acquire medical supplies to fight the coronavirus epidemic, the health minister said today. Worth some 432 million euros ($467 million), …