An Englishman was fined 200 pounds, or about 225 euros, for breaking the confinement rules currently imposed in Great Britain. He was indeed out to play Pokémon Go.
This is the unusual story of the beginning of the week and it is brought to us by the Kotaku site: a British fined for breaking containment, currently in use in the country. He was caught with his hand in the bag playing Pokémon Go.
While in the car, the man was stopped by the police, who asked him the reason for his trip. He had to confess that he had gone out to hunt the Pokemon. The agents then put him a fine of 200 pounds sterling, or 225 euros. From his home based in Bedworth, in the center of the country, he wanted to travel to Kenilworth to hunt, 22 kilometers away. This story is something to smile about, but it did not amuse the British police at all. The country is indeed facing an uncontrollable epidemic wave, forcing the government to impose a new containment.
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“Everyone has a role to play in making sure the spread of the virus slows down. We would like to remind people that they should not leave their homes unless they have a reasonable excuse ”, said a police spokesperson.
Pokémon Go does not suffer from the Covid
As a reminder, Pokémon Go is a mobile game launched in 2016 whose goal is to hunt Pokémon by moving in real life. We could have imagined that the coronavirus as well as the travel restrictions imposed around the world were going to take the skin of the phenomenon, but it did not happen. He knew how to renew himself, by developing the game from a distance and counting small trips. An adaptation that paid off, given that he earned a billion dollars in 2020, as much as the previous year.
In France, break the curfew (which now begins at 6 p.m. across the country) is liable to a fine of 135 euros. Only justified movements are allowed and no, hunting the Pokémon is not a valid reason.