‘Rule of Six’ to fight with COVID-19 in the UK
By Ishika Sahni
London, September 15: As coronavirus cases are increasing rapidly, there will be a new action taken on the social gatherings of the people in the UK. In most of the regions, it is now legal to have more than a group gathering of 6.
England, Wales, and Scotland in the latest push to curb the recent surge in coronavirus infection kicked off “Rule of six” on Monday midnight. The new rule had applied across the gatherings indoor and outdoor, and now police can disperse the gatherings of over six people and can also apply fine on individuals involved.
The new restrictions were imposed because of the country’s surge 1 to 1.2 for the first time since March. On Sunday more than 3,000 cases were reported there for the first time since May. The new rule “Rule of six” strengthens the rules of social gatherings.
Apart from some important things like work, education any social gathering will be against the law. Police officers are ordered to take a fine of 100 pounds from an individual for any lawbreaking incidence and the fine can be maximized to 3,200 pounds. Any larger events are subjected to a fine of up to 10,000 pounds.
Home Secretary, Priti Patel told reporters “as we are fighting with viruses I request people not to participate in the social gathering of more than six”. Kit Malthouse, the MP for North West Hemisphere, encouraged people to use the non-emergency number to report any suspected violations.