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Pets of people infected with Covid-19 face quarantine too Listen
Pets belonging to people who have been infected with the new coronavirus will now have to be quarantined for 14 days. This comes after a dog tested positive for Covid-19 here – the first time the virus has been detected in a pet anywhere in the world. Animal rights activist David Wong told Jim Gould that authorities must treat these animals with the proper care, as the pets will not be fully aware of what is happening and are likely to be scared and panicked.
Pro-democracy camp expecting more protest arrests Listen
The police have charged three prominent pro-democracy figures, including media tycoon Jimmy Lai, with unlawful assembly over an anti-government protest on August 31 last year. Rights groups immediately condemned the arrests, with Amnesty International calling the move a "fresh attempt to crush dissent." Political commentator Joseph Cheng told Annemarie Evans the pro-democracy camp are expecting more arrests in the future.
Syria air strike a major escalation, says expert Listen
A senior Turkish official says at least 33 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air strike by Syrian government forces in north-west Syria. Rahmi Dogan, the governor of Turkey's Hatay province, said others were injured in the attack in Idlib province. Russia, Syria's key military ally, said the Turkish troops had been operating alongside jihadist fighters when they were attacked by Syrian forces. Professor Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University, told Annemarie Evans this is a major escalation.