UK coronavirus: calls for national lockdown as about 560,000 people in England had Covid last week – as it happened

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A Birmingham shisha lounge has been closed down for breaching Covid rules just days after it was fined £10,000 for a similar breach.

West Midlands Police said the Kasablanca venue in the Highgate area of the city had more than 150 people inside when officers forced their way in on 24 October.

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Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: UK coronavirus: calls for national lockdown as about 560,000 people in England had Covid last week – as it happened ———