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Home Secretary Priti Patel

Govt Covid-19 news update 22 May – arrivals to self-quarantine

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Govt Covid-19 news update 22 May – Live from Downing Street. All arrivals into the country will need to go into quarantine from June 8

Latest: 351 Covid-19 related deaths across all settings in the UK making total = 36,393

Home Secretary Priti Patel hosts today’s Downing Street briefing where she is expected to confirm that international travellers, including returning UK citizens, could face spot checks and £1,000 fines if they fail to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in the country.

The latest information on deaths and hospital admissions given.

Priti Patel: All people arriving in the UK will have to self-quarantine for 14 days from 8 June. Penalties if measures are broken. There will be spot checks by the authorities. Enforcement as a last resort.Those who break self-isolation rules face a fine of £1,000

Summer holidays? Advice is not to travel.  Don’t book holiday don’t want a second wind of the virus.

With her:

Paul Lincoln Director General, Border Force:  30,000 illegal items stopped. At the border there will be spot checks, then passengers have to go to self-isolation areas.

Sir Patrick Vallance, UK’s chief scientific adviser: New infections about 1,000 people a week.  The numbers are shrinking.  Confirmed cases coming down day by day.  People in hospital with disease coming down. This all done by complying with social distancing.

After briefing there are questions from the public and media.

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