Travelers could face GPS tracking in a bid to crack down on quarantine violations



Questioned on the possible violation of personal freedom by people’s phones, which he defended as a backbench deputy, he defended the fact that extraordinary measures were necessary to escape the “hellish” pandemic to “restore our freedoms as soon as reasonably possible”.

He said the government would consider “all measures in the cycle,” adding: “In terms of enforcement, we will tighten up border controls – so when people come in to make sure they’ve completed the location of passengers. form, that they have obtained this negative test which they must vouch for before taking the flight

“Additionally, because removing or suspending travel lanes results in people self-quarantining and self-isolating for 10 days, we are ensuring that Public Health England checks to ensure that people follow these rules.

“In addition to changing the rules, we are also making sure that we build the capacity to perform these checks.”

His comment came as Professor John Edmunds, a member of the Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), criticized the government’s ‘fairly lax’ approach to quarantining foreign arrivals and contacts of coronavirus cases .

“If you’re going to have a quarantine, you should probably make it as effective as possible,” he told Times Radio.

“Ours has been rather lax, not only for visitors coming to the UK, the vast majority of whom do not have Covid, but we have also been rather lax with our 40 or so individuals who have been in direct contact with a case; native case.

“We’ve been pretty lax about it. We’re just asking them to stay home and so I think so, if we’re going to be quarantined, we should try to make it work as well as possible.”



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