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UK health officials consider urging everyone to cover their mouths

Updated: Feb 28, 2021

FACE MASKS UPDATE

Face masks could soon be an everyday sight in Britain as health officials admit that they are reconsidering their advice for people not to wear them.


In countries such as China, Japan and South Korea, wearing face masks when you're ill is common - East Asia has learned from deadly virus outbreaks in the past.


The West, however, is new to the idea and the coronavirus pandemic has triggered widespread use of face coverings in the US, France and Spain.


Britain's chief scientific adviser, Sir Patric