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Coronavirus Daily: Masks to be worn on UK public transport, MP announces

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On June 15, wearing face masks will become compulsory on all public transport including planes, trains, coaches and trams in the UK.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps made the announcement at yesterday's daily briefing, saying there would be exemptions for very young children, disabled people and those with breathing difficulties.

He said: "That does not mean surgical masks, which we must keep for clinical settings, it means the kind of face covering you can easily make at home.

Wearing masks will be compulsory from June 15.
Wearing masks will be compulsory from June 15.

"We are doing what many other countries have asked transport users to do, and as passenger numbers increase and we expect this trend to continue, we need to ensure every precaution is being taken on buses, trains, aircraft and on ferries."

Yesterday's figures from Public Health England showed Norfolk had six daily positive cases over the last reported 24-hours, taking its total so far to 2,187, with Suffolk reporting 10 new cases as well, with a total of 1,530.

The UK's daily confirmed cases was 1,805, with the overall count now at 281,661 and the number of daily deaths at 176.

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