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Public urged to wear homemade masks under new coronavirus advice

Advice to be issued on new face-covering protocols for public transport, supermarkets

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Shoppers, wearing protective face masks, shop at a clothing store in the Tunisian capital Tunis. (Photo by FETHI BELAID / AFP) (Photo by FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images)

Shoppers, wearing protective face masks, shop at a clothing store in the Tunisian capital Tunis. (Photo by FETHI BELAID / AFP) (Photo by FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images)

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Employees wearing protective face shields and face masks prepare the reopening of a shop in Bordeaux, southwestern France. (Photo by GEORGES GOBET / AFP) (Photo by GEORGES GOBET/AFP via Getty Images)

Employees wearing protective face shields and face masks prepare the reopening of a shop in Bordeaux, southwestern France. (Photo by GEORGES GOBET / AFP) (Photo by GEORGES GOBET/AFP via Getty Images)

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Shoppers, wearing protective face masks, shop at a clothing store in the Tunisian capital Tunis. (Photo by FETHI BELAID / AFP) (Photo by FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images)

Commuters and shoppers will be advised to wear homemade facemasks under new advice to be issued by health chiefs.

The Government will this week tell the public to wear the homemade face coverings on public transport and in supermarkets as it begins the process of easing Covid-19 restrictions.

People will be urged to make their own face coverings rather than use medical masks which could be used by healthcare workers fighting the virus on the frontline.


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