British people who break new rules requiring them to self-isolate if they have been in contact with someone infected with COVID-19 will face a fine of up to 10,000 pounds ($12,914), Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday.
“People who choose to ignore the rules will face significant fines,” Johnson said in a statement.
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The new rules will come into force on September 28, and some low-income workers will receive government support worth 500 pounds if they suffer a loss of earnings, the government said.
On Saturday, the UK reported 4,422 new daily cases of COVID-19, 100 more new cases than on Friday and the highest daily total since May 8.