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Boris tells Brits to go back to work and wears face mask in public for the first time.

Boris Johnson has shelved the work-from-home message and told the nation to get back to the office.

In a huge shift away from the current Government guidance - which tells people to work from home where they can and go in when they can't - the PM said it was time for people to behave normally again.

The PM also hints at stricter face-covering rules. He was himself seen wearing a covering - a bright blue number - for the first time today, while he visited shops and takeaways in his constituency of Uxbridge.

The PM said in a Q&A with the public, dubbed People's PMQs: "I want people to be back to work as carefully as possible.

"It's very important that people should be going back to work if they can now.

"I think everybody has sort of taken the 'stay at home if you can' advice - I think we should now say, well, 'go back to work if you can'.

"Because I think it's very important that people should try to lead their lives more normally."

Mr Johnson added: "I wanted to see more people feeling confident to use the shops, use the restaurants, and get back into work - but only if we all follow the guidance."

He said "some people have enjoyed lockdown" but that life should start to return to normal again.

But confusingly, the official guidance tells Brits to "stay alert" by "staying at home as much as possible" and "work from home if you can".

The PM said he hoped the recovery of the economy would "as V-shaped" as possible - after the Chancellor unleashed new measures to try and reboot Britain.

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Boris Johnson tells Brits to get back in the office as he shelves work-from-home message

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