How MPs’ flip-flopping over face masks has confused the public

The government has long insisted it was ‘following the science’ on face masks and their role in preventing the spread of Covid-19.

As they are set to become compulsory in shops at the end of July we take a look at whether their flip-flopping position may affect the public’s confidence in face coverings.

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In This Story: COVID-19

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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