News Headlines - 05 April 2020

Scotland's chief medical officer quits over second home row | The Guardian

Scotland’s chief medical officer, Catherine Calderwood, has quit after facing intense criticism for breaking her own rules to twice visit her second home during the coronavirus outbreak.
In a statement issued on Sunday night, more than seven hours after insisting she would carry on, Calderwood said she had again discussed the controversy with Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon and concluded her position was untenable... Calderwood’s resignation follows mounting criticism from opposition leaders, members of the public and villagers in Earlsferry, Fife, where she and her husband have a second home.

Boris Johnson in hospital for tests as symptoms persist

Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests as he continues to show symptoms of the coronavirus.
The British prime minister has been in self-isolation for 10 days after contracting the virus and Downing Street said he went into hospital on Sunday night on the advice of his doctor.

China rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang released after five years in jail | The Japan Times

A leading Chinese human rights lawyer has been released from prison after almost five years behind bars, his wife said Sunday.
Wang Quanzhang, 44, was first detained in 2015 in a sweeping crackdown on more than 200 lawyers and government critics in China as President Xi Jinping tightened his grip on power.
But Wang has yet to return home to his family in Beijing and was instead escorted Sunday to a property he owns in eastern Shandong province for 14 days in quarantine as a precaution against the coronavirus, according to his wife, Li Wenzu.

Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter and her son presumed dead after canoeing mishap - Chicago Sun-Times

Authorities were conducting a “recovery” search for the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, after a canoe they were paddling in the Chesapeake Bay didn’t return to shore, the family said Friday.
The missing relatives were identified as Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, 40, and McKean’s 8-year-old son, Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean.

Woman arrested for trespassing at Abe's private residence in Tokyo | The Japan Times

A 26-year-old woman was arrested on Sunday for allegedly trespassing on the grounds of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s private residence.
An officer from the Metropolitan Police Department found Eri Shimada standing on the Abe premises in Shibuya Ward’s Tomigaya district at around 11 a.m. and arrested her on the spot.
“I thought I would be able to reset my life if I am arrested,” the woman was quoted as saying, adding that she was not on good terms with her parents, according to investigative sources.







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