Britain is at coronavirus tipping point, UK health minister says

Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock appears on BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London Britain

Hancock told Sky News that people "get more relaxed over summer" but that now is the time for people to re-focus on stemming the spread of COVID-19, lest "national action" be required.

She was backed by Mr Hancock, who said on Sunday: "We expected an increase in demand due to people with symptoms".

The government has announced fines of up to 10,000 pounds (about 12,974 US dollars) for those who fail to self-isolate as requested as part of its efforts to urge Britons to follow the rules.

"I am very anxious about this second wave. If everybody follows the rules - and we'll be increasingly stringent on the people who are not following the rules - then we can avoid further national lockdowns", Hancock told the BBC.

He told Sophy Ridge On Sunday he was "worried" too many people are breaching self-isolation guidance, leading to the government making it illegal in England.

"But we of course have to be prepared to take action if that is what is necessary", he said.

"The public needs to follow the rules, and that's why I say the country faces a choice", he added. "We will support people who do the right thing and we will come down hard on people who do the wrong thing".

"I am very anxious about this second wave".

North-east England in Tougher Lockdown as COVID-19 Cases Rise
Given the recurrence of the epidemic, many people with symptoms can not access a test that has been heavily criticized by the government.

Britain's government will fine people who refuse an order to self-isolate up to $13,000 as the country sees a sharp surge in coronavirus infections.

Those on low incomes and benefits will also be eligible for "stay at home" incentive payments of £500 to cover lost earnings for having to quarantine.

Ministers are in discussion with the devolved administrations for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland about extending the significant powers UK-wide.

The Tory MP also advised that people in the United Kingdom should report their neighbours if they see them breaching any of the emergency COVID-19 measures brought in.

Hancock explained that people should report their neighbors to break any emergency Covid-19 Laws.

Officials said NHS Test and Trace would be in regular contact with individuals told to self-isolate and would report any suspicions that people were not complying to the police and local authorities.

Mr Johnson warned on Friday the United Kingdom is "now seeing a second wave" of Covid-19, adding it was "inevitable" that it would arrive.

Ministers are still looking at further restrictions, including a temporary two or three-week "circuit break" national shutdown in an attempt to break the chain of transmission. Khan, who anticipates London is just days behind hotspots in the northeast of England and Manchester, is pressing for 10 p.m. curfews on pubs and a ban on mixing of households, according to the Huffington Post.

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