In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, some places are now relying on financial incentives for self-isolation.
According to government plans, anyone who tested positive for Corona should receive 500 pounds (around 560 euros). This special payment is intended, on the one hand, to ensure that infected people do not go to work sick and infect others, and on the other hand, it represents an incentive for consistent self-isolation.
Only 25 percent of the positives are in quarantine
The Guardian refers to government documents, according to which only 17 percent of people with symptoms even get tested.
The cost of this special payment would amount to over 500 million euros per week.