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Global report: Spain remembers Covid-19 victims as France accelerates mask law

18 days ago   |   By The Guardian

King Felipe VI leads service in Madrid and French PM says mask restrictions will begin next week Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Wearing black face masks and roses, Spanish dignitaries paid tribute in Madrid to the victims of the coronavirus pandemic, as the virus continued to ravage countries around the world. King Felipe VI led Spain 's commemoration at an esplanade in Madrid's Royal Palace, accompanied by the relatives of 100 people who died during the pandemic, medical personnel, police and other essential workers, government members and officials from the...
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Face masks not compulsory in takeaways in England, says Sharma

18 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Business secretary enters fray to contradict health secretary's view that coverings are compulsory in coffee shops Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Only 24 hours earlier the health secretary, Matt Hancock, couldn't have been clearer, declaring that new rules will mean that people grabbing a takeaway from a sandwich shop must wear a face mask. But now his cabinet colleague, Alok Sharma, has claimed that face coverings will be only a recommendation - not compulsory - for people going into cafes for takeaway food.
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Coronavirus: England's face mask law could backfire, says EU expert

19 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Persuasion could be more effective than ‘unenforceable' law, says Dr Agoritsa Baka Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A new law making it mandatory to wear a face mask in shops and supermarkets in England could backfire, a leading official in the EU's agency for disease control has warned, after police officers claimed it would be unenforceable. Dr Agoritsa Baka, chief expert on emergency preparedness at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control , said persuasion could be more effective given the evident difficulties in policing the rule.
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