PEOPLE in England who refuse orders to self-isolate will face fines of up to £10,000 amid surging coronavirus numbers in the UK.
In a significant toughening up of the regulations, the government has warned it is now people’s legal duty to self-isolate if they test positive for the disease – or are told to do so by NHS Test and Trace.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has reportedly warned Boris Johnson the capital needs new Covid restrictions by Monday – including a 10pm curfew for pubs – to stop a surge in cases.
Meanwhile, Boris Johnson is set to deliver a televised speech next week.
The Prime Minister is expected to address the nation, providing an update on lockdown and the potential coronavirus second wave.
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