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Two-week quarantines to be imposed on new arrivals to UK
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Two-week quarantines to be imposed on new arrivals to UK

    Two-week quarantines will be imposed on new arrivals to the UK from 8 June with a £1,000 fine for anyone who breaches the measures, the home secretary has announced. Priti Patel added during Downing Street's daily briefing that mandatory self-isolation would not apply to people coming from Ireland, medics tackling COVID-19 and seasonal agricultural workers. The measure is aimed at preventing a new wave of coronavirus from overseas. Passengers will have to fill in a form providing their contact and travel information so they can be traced if infections arise. They will also be contacted regularly during the 14 days to ensure their compliance.