Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a set of draconian coronavirus restrictions, including fines of up to £10,000 for breaching self-isolation, according to Breitbart News.
Starting from September 28th, people in England will face quarantine fines of £1,000, which can rise to £10,000 if citizens are caught breaching multiple citations,
The new rules come as the prime minister suggested a second lockdown in the British capital.
Self-isolate after testing positive for coronavirus or face fines of up to £10,000. So, um, why would this encourage anyone to go and get tested?
— Darren Grimes (@darrengrimes_) September 20, 2020
“So nobody underestimates just how important this is, new regulations will mean you are legally obliged to do so if you have the virus or have been asked to do so by NHS Test and Trace. People who choose to ignore the rules will face significant fines,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said when announcing the new measures.
“We need to do all we can to control the spread of this virus, to prevent the most vulnerable people from becoming infected, and to protect the NHS and save lives”, Johnson added.
Britons have already starting snitching on each other. https://t.co/qDlDGjkEeq
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 18, 2020
It comes as the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called on the government to introduce another lockdown in London and introduce a 10 pm curfew for pubs.
“I am of the firm view that we should not wait, as happened six months ago, for this virus to again spiral out of control before taking action,” the Labour politician said per the Huffington Post.
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“The best thing for both public health and the economy is new restrictions imposed early, rather than a full lockdown when it’s too late – but the government must ensure there is a fully functioning testing system,” Khan went on.
“If we leave it another two to four weeks we will be back at levels we were seeing more like mid-March. That’s clearly going to cause deaths because people will be hospitalised. I think some additional measures are likely to be needed sooner rather than later,” he said.
“We have in some sense a perfect storm right now of people, as they have been told to, getting back to normal – schools reopening, a surge in cases, so, therefore, the testing system is under strain,” Ferguson continued.
Liberty Going Out of Fashion: 69% of Britons Support 9pm Coronavirus Curfew https://t.co/Qa5sWd1u5j
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) September 16, 2020
More from Breitbart News:
Continuing the trend of government ministers encouraging the public to snitch on their neighbours for supposed breaches of the virus regulations, Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that he would call the police to inform on his neighbours for breaking the self-isolation rules.
So far, there have been over 19,000 fines handed out by police in England and Wales for alleged violations of the coronavirus rules, but over half of the fines have not been paid, according to the BBC.
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