UK to make masks mandatory in shops from today


A hairdresser wearing a mask cutting a man’s hair in Soho London. Pubs, restaurants, places of worship, hairdressers and other businesses reopened their doors across the UK last week after a three-month lockdown. – EPA pic, July 14, 2020.

THE British government will today make wearing a mask mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from next week. 

“The prime minister has been clear that people should be wearing face coverings in shops and we will make this mandatory from July 24,” said a statement from Boris Johnson’s Downing Street office.


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