CDC Changes Guidance, Says People Should Wear Face Coverings When Outside
The Centers for Disease Control is now recommending that people wear non-medical face coverings when they go out in public. Medical experts say N95 and surgical masks should be left to health care workers, but for general use, a bandana or homemade mask can help prevent the spread of the virus. President Trump, however, says he will not wear such a protective covering.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said all hospital visitors and outpatients will have to wear face coverings as COVID-19 deaths in the UK pass 40,000. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced fines for people who fail to wear face coverings on public transport under new rules that start on Monday.
Transport operators will be able to refuse permission to travel to people who aren't wearing a face covering.
In the daily coronavirus briefing, he also outlined investment in biofuels to help the aviation industry be more environmentally-friendly.
#coronavirus #COVID19 #UK Sadiq Khan has told Sky News that he supports new government plans to make face coverings mandatory on public transport for England.
The Mayor of London supported the policy earlier in the outbreak and now English commuters are being asked to follow the policy. Dr. Theresa Tam is now recommending that Canadians wear masks as an "added layer of protection" against COVID-19. So, why has the guidance changed, and should it have come earlier? Power & Politics speaks to Economic Development Minister Mélanie Joly, Dr. Catherine Hankins, co-chair of the federal COVID-19 Immunity Task Force, and Ontario mayors Bonnie Crombie and Patrick Brown.