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People on low incomes in the UK COVID-19 hotspots to be paid if self-isolating.

The UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that COVID-19 patients would be paid £130 to £182 for self-isolating in high infection areas.

The coronavirus cases have been increasing day by day since the pandemic started. The United Kingdom has implemented a new payment scheme for people on low incomes in areas with high rates of COVID-19, who need to self-isolate and can’t work from home, entitled to a payment of £13 per day. The Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that People on low incomes who need to self-isolate and are unable to work from home would benefit from a new payment scheme starting on September 1. The eligible individuals who test positive with the virus will receive £130 for their 10-day period of self-isolation and who have to self-isolate for 14 days, would be eligible for a payment of up to £182.

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