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Feb 19, 2021
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Finland may start jail time for refusing COVID-19 test

The Finnish government is going to tighten legislation in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic. So, for refusing to undergo testing, they can impose a fine or jail for up to three months, RIA Novosti reports.

The corresponding bill was submitted to parliament by the Ministry of Social Welfare and Health.

As stated in the draft law, during a pandemic, a regional government agency may decide on a mandatory medical examination at the airport. At the same time, if a person refuses to undergo a mandatory medical examination, then he can be fined or imprisoned for up to three months.

The bill is expected to be passed by parliament and approved by the president today. It will come into force on February 22.

Earlier it was reported that tough new government measures were taken in the UK to counter the coronavirus pandemic. It was clarified that everyone arriving in the United Kingdom must honestly inform the authorities about visiting countries from the “black list”, where there is a difficult situation with COVID-19. If a person does not talk about his stay in such a country, then he faces a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

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