Refusal to COVID-19 Test or Quarantine is Criminal

Refusal of suspected carriers to subject selves to COVID-19 test or quarantine has become a criminal offence in the UK. The pandemic is rearing its ugly head and across the globe, countries are strictly working on stopping the spread. Many public places including restaurants, shopping malls were shut down to curtail the spread.

Police have been asked in the UK to arrest suspected coronavirus carriers. The emergency power is because of the death toll in the UK that surged from 21 to 35 overnight, while the number of cases rose from 1140 to 1391. According to the Telegraph, The health protection regulation 2020 says people can be held for up to 14 days in a secure hospital or any other suitable locations.  Offenders are to pay one thousand pounds or face imprisonment. Leaving the isolation centre is also criminal.