POLICE could jail or fine people £1,000 if they refuse to be tested or quarantined for deadly coronavirus.
The Telegraph reported that anyone who declines to be tested for the COVID-19 virus could be coerced to by police. It is expected that the emergency powers will be announced next week and will give reasonable force to police for testing powers.
Those suspected of infection could be held in a hospital for up to 14 days in a secure hospital, according to The Health Protection (coronavirus) Regulations 2020.
Those who try to evade being isolated could be taken into detention or returned to isolation.
The regulations state that failure to comply will be a criminal offence, that carries a £1000 fine.
Anyone who refuses to pay could be imprisoned.
In the new regulations, anyone who is suspected of being infected, will have to provide a throat and nose swab, or give a blood sample.
Those in question must also provide a comprehensive list of where they have recently travelled to.
It comes as the three states suffering the worst of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe have recorded their highest death tolls for a single day on Sunday.
Italy reported 369 deaths bringing the Toal up to 1,809, while Spain recorded 97 more deaths bringing the total up to 288, and France reported 29 deaths, giving a total of 120.