Shadow Culture Secretary Jo Stevens has called for a return to mandatory face masks in enclosed spaces in England, a day after the government announced it would not be re-imposing Covid measures.
"We think we should be having mask wearing. We know that it works, it helps reduce infection levels, it's not a difficult thing to do for people," she said. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Health Minister Edward Argar has dismissed comments by the British Medical Association's council chair Chand Nagpaul that the government's decision not to implement its Covid 'Plan B' was "wilfully negligent".
Mr Argar responded: "I would disagree with his choice of words and his approach on this one … the key here is less about that infection rate and more about that vaccine and booster." Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
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