Britain makes masks mandatory in shops, markets

Associated Press |
Published: 07.14.20 , 17:15
British Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed the wearing of masks will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England. The requirement is expected to take effect July 24.
The decision follows weeks of discussion by the government about their value during the coronavirus pandemic.
Hancock told lawmakers in the House of Commons that face coverings can help keep people working in shops safe and can give people more confidence to safely shop.