Coronavirus: Britons 'should be wearing face masks in shops', says Boris Johnson

Britons should be wearing masks in shops, with face coverings offering a "great deal of value" in controlling the spread of coronavirus, Boris Johnson has said.

The government has been criticised for offering mixed messages on face coverings, with it mandatory to wear one on public transport in England although not in shops.

But the prime minister on Monday signalled the guidance could change this week after he admitted there had been "growing" evidence of their importance during...
source: The Sky News

2020-07-13 14:56
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