UK Covid live: £500 payment to anyone testing positive being considered, says minister

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11.19am GMT

A wedding attended by around 400 people at a north London school has been broken up by police, with the organiser facing a £10,000 fine. Read the Met’s full statement here.

Priti Patel, the home secretary, yesterday announced a new fine of £800 for people caught at house partners, signalling a tougher stance on blatant Covid guideline breaches.

Organiser of wedding in Stamford Hill to be considered for £10,000 COVID breach fine.

Officers responded and found around 400 people inside the venue. @MPSSpecials https://t.co/qUi2hjoh27

11.11am GMT

Covid-linked deaths are being investigated at more than 450 care homes in Scotland.

PA media reports:

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service’s dedicated Covid-19 Death Investigation Team (CDIT) is probing the circumstances of coronavirus-related deaths in 474 care homes across the country. The CDIT was set up in May after Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC said all confirmed or suspected coronavirus deaths in care homes should be reported to the Crown Office, as well as deaths of people who may have contracted the virus at work. The team had received 3,385 death reports as of Thursday, with a majority of those believed to be linked to people who lived in care homes.

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