People in England who refuse to self-isolate to stop the spread of coronavirus could face fines of up to 10,000 British pounds ($13,000) under tough new regulations announced to tackle a surge in cases.
The rules will apply from September 28 to anyone in England who tests positive for the virus or is notified by public health workers that they have been in contact with someone infectious.
“People who choose to ignore the rules will face significant fines,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement on Saturday.
Fines will start at 1,000 pounds ($1,300) for a first offence, rising to 10,000 pounds for repeat offenders or cases where employers threaten to sack staff who self-isolate rather than go to work.
Some low-income workers who suffer a loss of earnings will receive a 500-pound ($650) support payment on top of other benefits, such as sick pay, to which they may be entitled.
“While most people are doing their absolute level best to comply with the rules, I don’t want to see a situation where people don’t feel they are financially able to self-isolate,” Johnson said.
Currently, people who have symptoms or test positive are asked to self-isolate for 10 days. Those who live with someone who either has symptoms or tests positive must self-isolate for 14 days.
Second wave ‘inevitable’
Almost 42,000 people have died of coronavirus in Britain, the worst death toll from the pandemic in Europe.
After a summer lull, cases are rising rapidly again and Johnson warned on Friday of a second wave.
“We are seeing it in France, in Spain, across Europe – it has been absolutely, I’m afraid, inevitable we were going to see it in this country,” he said.
New rules limiting social gatherings to six people from different households came into effect this week, and local measures have been introduced across the country.
However, Johnson has expressed his reluctance to introduce another nationwide lockdown and some of his Conservative MPs are increasingly vocal in condemning current restrictions.
In London on Saturday, anti-vaccine and anti-lockdown protesters clashed with police in Trafalgar Square. Police said 32 people were arrested.
In the estimate, it said the model showed about 6,000 new cases per day in the UK in the week to September 10, up from 3,200 cases per day the previous week, with the North West and London regions being hotspots.
Britain said the reproductive “R” number of Covid-19 infections in the UK had risen to a range of 1.1 to 1.4 from last week’s figure of 1.0 to 1.2.
“R” is a reproduction number which indicates how to judge corona virus or the spreadability of any disease.
“We are seeing clear signs of this virus, now spreading widely to all age groups and I am very concerned about the increasing rates of admission to hospital and intensive care among the elderly,” said Medical Director of Public Health England, Yvonne Doyle.
The main statistics on the prevalence of the virus will be released later.
Meanwhile, more than 10 million people in Great Britain are already isolated locally.
“The rate of Covid-19 infection has increased in most areas, especially in North West and London. It is likely that infection rates in all other regions are also increasing except for the South West and West Midlands,” said the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The ONS said that there is clear evidence of an increase in the number of people who have tested positive, aged 2-11 years, 17-24 years, and 25-34 years.
The hashtag “signs of the Apocalypse” became a trend on Twitter in the face of natural disasters in the world.
The devastating wildfires that have devastated millions of hectares in the United States, the most active hurricane season in recent history in the Atlantic and the coronavirus pandemic, are some of the ‘signs’ that have led social media users to affirm that the end of the world is very near.
Of the total 514 districts / cities in Indonesia, 70 are red zones, 267 orange zones, 114 yellow zones, and 63 green zones.
Referring to the Covid-19 risk distribution map above, all districts / cities on the island of Bali can be seen in red. The high risk on the island is spread evenly across its territory.
Meanwhile, for DKI Jakarta, of the 6 existing districts / cities, only South Jakarta and the Thousand Islands are not labeled as areas with a high risk of transmission.
If 4 other areas in DKI Jakarta are red, these 2 areas fall into the orange zone or there is a moderate risk of transmission.
As a whole, there are several provinces that do not have a red zone at all.
The details are the Bangka Belitung Islands, Lampung, DI Yogyakarta, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, North Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, North Maluku and Papua.
KOMPAS.com – A recent study from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that transmission is possible Covid-19 while eating at restaurant.
Reported ABC News, the study examined exposure to close contact that contributes to the spread of the virus.
As a result, it found that adults who tested positive for Covid-19 were twice as likely to report it eat at the restaurant within 14 days before being declared infected, compared with those who tested negative.
Dr Kiva Fisher, lead author of the study, which looked at symptomatic outpatients from 11 US health care facilities, said that activities made it difficult to put on face mask and maintaining social distancing, such as eating at restaurants, may be a risk factor for Covid-19.
Fisher advises that customers and restaurant staff implement protective measures to reduce potential exposure COVID-19 during eating and drinking in restaurants.
These steps include:
Encourage sick staff to stay home
Require staff to wash their hands frequently
Require the use of masks, and
Offers service options delivery
“It is also important for customers to take precautions when eating outside the home, such as wearing a mask when not eating or drinking, being at least two meters away from other people and washing their hands frequently,” said Fisher.
BETWEEN PHOTOS / REUTERS / Mike Blake / foc / djo Some people wear masks while walking on the pier, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Oceanside, California, United States, Monday (6/22/2020).
Reported CNN International, a study published on Thursday (09/10/2020) included data on 314 adults with symptoms of Covid-19 in July.
Of the 314 people, 154 tested positive and 160 tested negative.
The tests were conducted at 11 different health care facilities in 10 US states: California, Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah and Washington.
Researchers from the CDC and other institutions looked at how patients responded to questions about wearing masks, and various activities in the community, including whether they recently ate at restaurants, hung out at bars or went to the gym.
As a result, 42 percent of adults who tested positive reported having close contact with at least one person known to have Covid-19.
Meanwhile, most of the close contacts, namely 51 percent, were family members.
The researchers also found that 71 percent of people who tested positive for Covid-19 and 74 percent of those who tested negative always used a mask when in public.
There was no significant difference between those who tested positive and negative while doing shopping, hanging out with less than 10 people at home, going to the office, going to the gym, going to the salon, using public transportation or attending religious gatherings.
However, people who tested positive were more likely to report eat in a restaurant in the two weeks before they start feeling sick.
Of note, this study has several limitations, including that more research is needed to determine whether similar findings will emerge among a larger group of patients, and questions about restaurant differences. indoor or outdoor.
“Reports of exposure in restaurants have been linked to air circulation. Direction, ventilation, and intensity of airflow can influence virus transmission, even if social distancing restrictions and use of masks are implemented according to current guidelines,” the researchers wrote.
” Face mask cannot be worn effectively while eating and drinking, whereas shopping and many other indoor activities do not preclude the use of masks, “write the researchers.
KOMPAS.com – The pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University says it has resumed vaccine trials Covid-19 on Saturday (13/9/2020), after receiving approval from British regulators.
“Clinical trials for vaccines corona virusAstraZeneca Oxfor, AZD1222, has been resumed in the UK following confirmation from the Medicines Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) that it is safe to do so, “the company said in a statement. AFP, Saturday (12/9/2020).
On Wednesday (9/9/2020), AstraZeneca announced that it had suspended vaccine trials corona virus after a volunteer fell ill.
An independent committee designed to review the safety of vaccine trials has concluded its investigation and recommended that the MHRA continue trials.
The Oxford University has also confirmed the trial vaccine corona virus resumed.