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05:15  20 september  2020
05:15  20 september  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Coronavirus: Up to € 11,000 fine for not respecting isolation in England

 Coronavirus: Up to € 11,000 fine for not respecting isolation in England SANTE-CORONAVIRUS-GB: Coronavirus: Up to € 11,000 fine for not respecting isolation in England © Reuters / TOBY MELVILLE CORONAVIRUS: FINES UP TO € 11,000 FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH ISOLATION IN ENGLAND LONDON (Reuters) - The coronavirus epidemic is close to a "tipping point" in the UK, a warned the Minister of Health, Matt Hancock, on Sunday, who did not rule out new confinement if the authorities fail to halt the current trajectory of contaminations.

En cas de non respect des règles, les amendes iront de 1.000 GBP (1.090 EUR) à 10.000 GBP en cas de violation répétée ou les pires manquements. © TOLGA AKMEN / AFP For failure to comply with the rules, fines will range from 1,000 GBP (1,090 EUR) to 10,000 GBP for repeated breaches or the worst failures.

10,000 pounds sterling or € 11,000 will be the amount of the maximum fine for those who do not respect the rules of self-containment in the event of contamination with the coronavirus in the United Kingdom.

Britons who fail to comply with self-containment in the event of coronavirus contamination will be fined up to 10,000 pounds sterling (€ 11,000), the government announced on Saturday when the new rules were presented aimed at reducing the number of positive cases.

"An alarm for all of us": the WHO is concerned about the progression of Covid in Europe

 © Copyright 2020, L'Obs The level of transmission of Covid-19 is "alarming" in Europe, noted this Thursday, September 17 the World Health Organization (WHO), which is also worried about the quarantine shortening decided or envisaged in several countries, including France.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson , who this week said the UK faces the second wave of Covid-19, presented new restrictions applied to residents of the north, north-west and central regions of England, mainly affected.

Legal self-containment obligation from September 28

Among these measures, the British government is introducing a legal self-containment obligation, from September 28, for people who test positive or to whom the National Health Service ( NHS) asks to do so.

"The best way to fight the virus is for everyone to follow the rules and those at risk of transmitting the disease isolate themselves" , the prime minister said in a statement.

"No one should underestimate the importance of these measures, these new rules mean that you have a legal obligation to apply them, as soon as we are infected or the NHS asks you to do so" , a- he adds.

Covid-19: the United Kingdom raises the alert level

 Covid-19: the United Kingdom raises the alert level © AFP / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS Masked passers-by in London, in the famous Oxford street, September 19, 2020. The United Kingdom raised Monday the alert level measuring the evolution of the novel coronavirus epidemic. According to health authorities, without a "change of course", the country risked deploring more than 200 deaths per day in November.

The UK is asking people who test positive to self-isolate for 10 days, while those living with someone who tests positive or exhibits symptoms are to self-confine 14 days.

42,000 UK fatalities

Failure to follow the rules will range from £ 1,000 (EUR 1,090) to £ 10,000 for repeated violations or the worst breaches.

In order to encourage compliance with these rules, people with limited income may receive a lump sum of GBP 500 (EUR 545) if they are unable to telework during their quarantine.

The United Kingdom has been the European country hardest hit by the current pandemic, with nearly 42,000 deaths recorded, and has faced a rapid rise in the number of new cases since the start of the school year.

“We are seeing a recovery in France, Spain, across Europe. It is absolutely inevitable, I fear, that we end up seeing it in this country ”, insisted Mr Johnson.

While new restrictions were introduced this week, the British Prime Minister has expressed his reluctance to impose a new total lockdown on the country, as several Tory MPs are critical of the measures already taken.

During the day, anti-vaccine and anti-containment protesters clashed with police in Trafalgar Square in central London. 32 people were arrested.

Against the Covid, the British Prime Minister tightens the screw and closes pubs and restaurants from 10 p.m. .
© Copyright 2020, L'Obs Faced with the resurgence of the coronavirus, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday 22 September further restrictions, including a 10pm curfew for pubs in England, warning of the possibility of "more drastic" measures. Accused of having worsened the toll of the pandemic by delaying the ordering of containment in March, the head of the Conservative government warned, before Parliament, that the United Kingdom had "reached a dangerous turning point" .

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