In England, from November 4, quarantine will be introduced due to the coronavirus epidemic. This was announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, reports “BBC”.
Non-food shops, pubs and restaurants will be closed for four weeks. At the same time, schools, colleges and universities will remain open. The restrictions will last until December 2.
The reason for the new restrictive measures was also the fact that the number of recorded cases of COVID-19 in the UK exceeded a million. According to Johns Hopkins University, as of October 31, 1,014,793 cases of coronavirus infection were detected in the UK.
The authorities in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland determine the restrictions in force in their territory independently. At the moment, they are generally stricter than in England, TASS notes.
Previously, strict quarantines were imposed by such European countries as Germany, France and Belgium.