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Coronavirus UK: Ministers 'dodge wearing face masks in public'

Added 07-10-20 03:36:03pm EST - “Boris Johnson was seen wearing a face mask for the first time this afternoon while visiting shops in his Uxbridge constituency, having earlier hinted the coverings could be made compulsory in shops.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Ministers 'dodge wearing face coverings in public'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Boris Johnson has been seen wearing a face mask for the first time today after he had hinted the coverings would be made compulsory in shops in England.

The prime minister was spotted wearing the covering while out greeting shop owners in his Uxbridge constituency this afternoon.  

The UK government currently recommends measures such as a face covering should be taken if people cannot keep two metres away from each other indoors.

However, unlike Scotland - where coverings became compulsory in shops from today - the only place they are mandated is public transport. A poll for MailOnline has found 61 per cent of the public want to follow the example north of the border on the issue.

Speaking during an online Q&A session with members of the public, the PM admitted that 'the balance of scientific opinion seemed to have shifted' over how effective masks can be.

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