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Michael Gove says wearing face masks in shops is NOT mandatory as coronavirus lockdown is eased.

MICHAEL Gove today urged people to wear facemasks in shops and other enclosed places - but said they would NOT be mandatory.

The Cabinet minister insisted that the evidence for wearing face coverings in spaces where people cannot stay apart had become stronger.

As of last week it is mandatory to wear one in a shop in Scotland, but not in England.

The PM said on Friday he was looking at tightening up the rules to make sure that more people wear them - a hint that making the mandatory could become the norm soon.

Mr Gove told Sky's Sophy Ridge Show this morning: “I think we should do everything we can to encourage people and to support people to wear face masks in enclosed places, particularly shops.”

Studies have suggested that up to 70 per cent of people who have the virus could have it asymptotically - and do not know they have it.

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