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PM confirms wearing facemasks in shops set to be compulsory within days after Gove sparked chaos.

Masks are set to become compulsory in shops in England within days, Boris Johnson suggested today.

After days of chaos and confused messages from ministers, the PM said the Government were undertaking a fresh review and talking to scientific experts this week before making a final decision.

Michael Gove sparked chaos and confusion when he said wearing face masks in shops is NOT mandatory as coronavirus lockdown is eased on Sunday.

The PM visited emergency workers and announce tougher rules for yobs who assault them, he said of face masks: "They have a great deal of value in confined spaces where you're coming into contact with people you don't normally meet.

"The scientific evaluation of face coverings and their importance on stopping aerosol droplets, that's been growing, so I do think that in shops it is very important to wear a face covering if you're going to be in a confined space and you want to protect other people and receive protection in turn.

"I think people should be wearing in shops, and in terms of how we do that - whether we will be making that mandatory or not - we will be looking at the guidance, we will be saying a little bit more in the next few days."

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