COVID-19: Masks and hand-washing ‘should stay’ after restrictions are lifted

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    Epidemiologist Prof Tim Spector warns that masks and hand-washing are likely to be needed once COVID restrictions are eased.

    He told Sophy Ridge many Asian countries used masks in the winter, and it would be wise for the UK to continue the practice.

    The Kings College academic said measures such as shops continuing to provide hand gel to shoppers would also likely continue.

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