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In England, new restrictions were introduced for six months due to coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the introduction of new restrictive measures in England due to the coronavirus. He made a corresponding statement on Tuesday, September 22, during a speech in the country's Parliament, stressing that there is no talk of returning to the national quarantine yet, Sky News reports.

So, due to the increase in the number of new cases in England, office workers will have to switch back to work "from home", except for those whose work cannot be performed remotely. We are talking about employees of the civil service, workers in retail trade etc.

All local pubs and bars must close by 22.00 from Thursday, September 24. Guests are only allowed to serve at tables. According to the Prime Minister's decision, wearing a mask is now mandatory for all customers of service companies, as well as for retail staff and taxi drivers, employees of bars and restaurants. The penalty for not having an individual protective device has now been doubled to £200.

Under new restrictive measures, no more than 15 people can now attend weddings in England, and no more than 30 can attend funerals. "I want to emphasize that this is by no means a return to the March complete isolation. We do not give General instructions to remain at home, — said Johnson — We will make sure that schools, colleges and universities remained open, because nothing is more important than education, health and well-being of our youth."

The authorities of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can decide to drive or not, new restrictions to combat coronavirus.

On September 19, the British Prime Minister announced an increase in fines in the Kingdom for quarantine violators from September 28. So, the fine for residents who repeatedly violated the quarantine is increased to £10 thousand ($13 thousand).At the same time, for the first violation of self-isolation, they will be punished by £1 thousand ($1.3 thousand).

The day before, Johnson said that the second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic in the UK could not be avoided. At the time, he stressed that he did not want to allow a second period of nationwide isolation, and for this the government would probably have to "strengthen measures to help reduce the infection rate." According to the international statistical office Worldometer on September 22, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK since the spread of infection was 398,625, 41,788 people died.

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