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14 Apr 2020

Face masks: As European nations make them compulsory UK considering evidence

World Health Organisation officials could be on the verge of advising everyone to wear face masks in public places – a measure which could considerably reduce the chance of transmitting the virus to others. In some places, like parts of China or Italy’s worst-hit region of Lombardy, masks are compulsory. Elsewhere, public health experts in America have strongly recommended it.

But here the government still says it is considering the evidence.