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FACTizenship Newsletter | Volume #12

Compliance with health regulations is crucial in the fight against COVID-19. Governments develop guidelines for people to follow to reduce the risk of exposure to SARS-Cov2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. However, when those who create the rules do not adhere to them, public confidence is undermined and other consequences follow. In this week's newsletter, we share with you cases of politicians who have not respected the rules put in place to fight COVID-19. We also look at the decisions and repercussions of these behaviours.






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Fact-checked
What Are the Consequences When Political Leaders Violate COVID-19 Health Regulations?
At the end of August 2020, an article in the newspaper Le Figaro reported that Phil Hogan, the European Trade Commissioner had resigned after being accused[...]




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Fact-checked
According to the President of Tanzania, the country has "been freed from COVID-19 thanks to God"
These were the words of Tanzania's president, John Magufuli, in June 2020, before a congregation of believers in a church in Dodoma, the capital city. 




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