Coronavirus: Breaking self-isolation to be made illegal in England

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    People who may have coronavirus will be required to self-isolate by law, with those who refuse facing fines of up to £10,000 in England. Ministers are toughening up their stance by making the current guidance a legal requirement in a bid to try and prevent a second spike of COVID-19 ballooning across the UK and a potential second national lockdown. Sky’s Tom Rayner reports. WATCH FULL DOCUMENTARY: BITTER PILL HERE: https://youtu.be/HhAJBDdnZBI

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