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London to maintain mandatory wear of facemask in public transport

London, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, on Wednesday announced that wearing facemask in the capital's public transport will continue to be mandatory when Covid restrictions are lifted in England on Monday, July 19.

If you want to travel on public transport in London, you will have to wear a facemask, Khan stressed on ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

As part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government plans to return to normal life in England as of July 19, face covering and social distancing to fight Covid-19 will become personal choice.

The United Kingdom is going through a third wave of the pandemic, following the exponential increase in contagions related to the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, initially detected in India.

Lifting all Covid-19 measures next week, when a significant amount of the population has not yet been fully vaccinated, will give this deadly virus a chance to strengthen itself, Dr. Chaand Nagpaul, council chairman of the British Medical Association, said in a communique.

According to the specialist, the decision will cause an increase in contagions and hospital admissions, in addition to the risk that virus variants more resistant to vaccines can appear.


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