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Slovenia’s interior minister, police chief quit over police raids

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Slovenia’s interior minister and police director resigned on Tuesday over unannounced police raids investigating the purchase of medical ventilators which they said were politically motivated, local media reported.

Interior Minister Ales Hojs said Prime Minister Janez Jansa accepted his resignation after police early on Tuesday raided homes of several government officials allegedly connected to the purchase, national news agency STA reported.

Speaking in Ljubljana, Hojs added at a news conference that he himself had accepted the resignation of Police Director General Anton Travner.

Hojs said neither he nor Travner were told in advance about the raids, and

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UK urges citizens to stay at home over Easter, police ready to get tough

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government urged people to stay at home over the Easter holidays, concerned that the pull of wanting to see family and friends could undermine efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The country is into its third week of stringent restrictions, with people ordered to stay at home unless going out to buy food or to exercise once a day. Police have been given powers to fine those who break the rules.

“We understand that people will want to spend time with their friends and families this Easter, and we recognise that we are

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