COVID-19: Labour backs mandatory masks in public

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “COVID-19: Labour backs mandatory masks in public” – below is their description.

    Labour shadow education secretary Kate Green says she backs easing restrictions but mask wearing should be mandatory in some circumstances.

    The government is expected to ease COVID restrictions on 19 July and allow individuals to decide when to wear a face covering.

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