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Isle Of Man Becomes First Place In UK To Arrest A Person Refusing To Self-Isolate

The Isle of Man government have done something that Boris Johnson's government has refused to do so far.

With London being now, the hotbed of Covid-129 infections with 1,221 of England's 2.756 Covid-19 infections; many are calling for drastic measures as the City's pubs pubs and gymnasiums remain full of young people refusing to self-isolate.

The 26-year-old male faces £10,000 fine and three months in jail after arriving on Isle of Man then 'refusing to go into 14-day quarantine'. He was arrested and detained and will appear in court in Douglas, on the Isle of Man, today Friday, 20th March.

The British Crown dependency passed emergency legislation earlier this week to tackle COVID-19 resulting in a law that means anybody refusing to self-isolate after arriving on the island faces prosecution - even if they show no symptoms.

But will this happen to celebrities one may wonder.

In a pub in London, ITV star Keith Lemon, was spotted, despite having displayed Covid-19 symptoms; he clearly is ignoring the Government's request to self-isolate, not to mention the advice from the NHS and Public Health England.

Earlier this week, Celebrity Juice sent their audience home and shutdown the set after the comedian, whose real name is Leigh Francis, said he was running a high temperature and had a cough before filming his usual show, reports the MSN news website.

Celebrity Juice sent their audience home and shutdown the set after the comedian, whose real name is Leigh Francis, said he was running a high temperature and had a cough before filming his usual show.

He, as a consequence of his irresponsible action could be a celebrity known for spreading the infection amongst all those he came into contact with in the pub; which begs the question:

Is it morally right for anyone deliberately flouting the Government's request for self-isolation of everyone at risk of having the virus or showing symptoms who does not have to leave their homes, other than to buy food; to refuse to do so and therefore be a danger to members of the public they come into contact with?

We already know that the Virus can live on inanimate objects for up to 5 days, putting glass collectors in this instance touching Keith Lemon's empty drinking glass and then not washing their hands immediately; at risk of being infected.

Perhaps it is time for the British government to do what the Isle of Man has done and start arresting those who refuse to self-isolate, and to start with arresting one Keith Lemon!

Source: Wales on Line / MSN / Backgrid

 


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