Coronavirus – The Latest: Why are Tory voters are more likely to oppose mandatory face masks?

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The move to make face covering compulsory in shops has caused anger – online, at least. And a YouGov poll suggests that those who oppose the move are more likely to be Conservative voters and Brexiteers. The Telegraph’s Parliamentary Sketchwriter, Michael Deacon joins Theodora Louloudis to discuss why the decision goes against Boris Johnson’s own libertarian principles and what leaving the EU might have to do with wearing a face mask.

Read more from Michael Deacon: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/authors/michael-deacon/

Read more about the rate of infection in May: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/07/15/englands-coronavirus-infection-significantly-reduced-lockdown/

Read more about Boris Johnson’s pledge to hold an independent inquiry, and skin rash warnings: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-news-cases-deaths-lockdown-masks2/

Watch: The WHO and Covid-19: The organisation at the centre of the storm https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/07/15/covid-19-organisation-centre-storm/

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Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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