Britain cancels self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Britain will abolish the legal requirement for self-isolation for those found to be infected with the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19) from February 24.

"We will remove all remaining domestic restrictions in law. From next Thursday, February 24, we will remove the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive coronavirus test result," Johnson told Parliament.

He added, "Until April 1, we will continue to advise those who test positive to stay at home. But after that, we will encourage those with symptoms of the Corona virus to assume their personal responsibility."

Johnson also said that free mass testing to detect infection with the Corona virus will stop from April 1, but will remain available to the most vulnerable groups, and the rest of those who need it can pay for it.

“From April 1st, after winter is over and with the virus’s ability to spread weak, we will stop free testing for the public with or without symptoms,” Johnson told Parliament.

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