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Turkey and Poland have been added to the UK’s coronavirus quarantine list, meaning travelers from the countries will have to self-isolate for two weeks.

People arriving from these destinations after 4 a.m. on Saturday will need to be quarantined, it was announced.

The Caribbean islands of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba have also been added to the list.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps also revealed that from Friday the penalties for those who refuse to self-isolate will be increased to a maximum of £ 10,000 for repeat offenders.

As of this week, isolation is now a legal requirement for anyone asked to do so.

Quarantine system aims to prevent the spread of people from high-risk countries coronavirus United Kingdom.

Countries with infection rates of 20 per 100,000 population are at particular risk of being added to the list.

Poland’s seven-day rate of new coronavirus cases stands at 25.9, down from 15.6 the week before.

Bonaire, Saint-Eustache and Saba also reported 142.4 new cases per 100,000, unchanged from the previous week.

Turkey’s rate fell to 12.9 cases, from 14.2 the week before.

But the transport ministry said it was added to the quarantine list in light of the country’s health ministry revealing it had registered new cases in a way different from the definition used by a number. international organizations.

There was no mention of Italy in the ad, despite its weekly rate rising to 20.4 cases.

Last week, Denmark, Slovakia and Iceland were added to England and Wales quarantine lists.

As efforts continue to control imported cases, latest test and trace data for England showed a 61% increase in the number of positive tests, as well as an increase in the overall proportion of positive tests to over 5%.

More than 16 million people also now live under tightened local restrictions.

The latest will affect residents of the Liverpool, Warrington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough area from 12:01 am Saturday.

It prohibits them from meeting people from other households indoors, including in pubs and restaurants.

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