According to the British Guardian, on February 9 local time, British Health Secretary Matthew Hancock announced the detailed rules of the UK’s isolation and anti-pandemic. Violators can be fined up to 10,000 pounds, and those who falsely report the itinerary will be sentenced.
The maximum sentence is 10 years.
At present, with the exception of British citizens, Irish citizens and residents with British residency rights, the British government prohibits other passengers from 33 high-risk “red list” countries and regions from entering the UK.
The Guardian pointed out that since February 15, British citizens, Irish citizens and residents with British abode in the UK and England after arriving in the “red list” countries and regions in the past 10 days must be quarantined in government-designated hotels for 10 days, and overseas arrivals from other regions only need to stay at home.
In quarantine, all overseas immigrants need to be tested for nucleic acid on the second and eighth days of home quarantine or hotel isolation.
This time, the British government will charge 1,750 pounds for each resident quarantined in hotels, including hotel, transportation and coronavirus testing.
Hancock announced that residents who did not conduct the first nucleic acid test will be fined £1,000, residents who did not conduct the second nucleic acid test will be fined 2,000 pounds, and their quarantine period will be extended to 14 days, and residents who do not quarantined at designated hotels will be fined 500.
Fines of £0 to £10,000, and those who lie about the itinerary may face up to 10 years in prison.
“I won’t apologize for these strict new anti-pandemic regulations. What we are dealing with now is one of the biggest public health threats facing as a country.
Those who ignore these rules will put all of us at risk.” Hancock added.
The quarantine system in Scotland is stricter.
From February 15, all residents entering Scotland must impose hotel quarantine.
According to Reuters, on February 9th local time, two new variants of the novel coronavirus were found in the UK.
Variant novel coronavirus
Among them, the Variant novel coronavirus found in Bristol, England, is somewhat related to the Variant novel coronavirus found in South America and Brazil, which is worrying; the mutant novel coronavirus found in Liverpool is still under investigation.
Public Health England (PHE) says 76 people have now been infected with the two Variant novel coronaviruses.
According to the latest WHO statistics, as of 17:10 CET on February 9 the cumulative number of confirmed cases and more than 110,000 deaths in the United Kingdom has exceeded 3.95 million, making it the first country in Europe to have more than 100,000 cumulative deaths.