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12 May 2020updated 06 Oct 2020 9:45am

Welsh government will not recommend face masks

By Samuel Horti

The Welsh government will not recommend that people wear face coverings, calling it a “matter of personal choice”.

The Welsh health minister Vaughan Gething said the chief medical officer for Wales, Dr Frank Atherton, had made the ruling after discussing the evidence with the chief medical officers of other UK countries. 

Gething also said he was “concerned” by the tone of the UK government on lifting lockdown, adding that the “messaging in England is confused”.

He said he was worried people might cross from England to Wales to visit nature spots, but that closing the border wasn’t an option.

“What really matters is policing and enforcing the laws, the regulations,” he said.

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