Britain's government said Sunday it is introducing fines up to 10,000 U.K. pounds, or $13,000, for people who refuse an order to self-isolate, which will go into effect on Sept. 28. Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the BBC that the country is facing a "tipping point" amid a surge of infections.
"If everybody follows the rules then we can avoid further national lockdown," Hancock said Sunday.
The new rule obliges people to self-isolate if they test positive for the coronavirus or are traced as a close contact.
The latest figures show the reported 3,899 COVID-19 cases and 18 additional deaths on Sunday, according to Sky News.