By Helen Barklam • 23 June 2020 • 17:14
BUT Brits are still reluctant to wear face masks in public despite government Covid-19 recommendations, with only 27 per cent donning a face covering to go out in public, according to a YouGov poll.
The UK is well behind coronavirus ravaged neighbours France who have seen a massive rise in mask wearing from 56 per cent to 79 per cent in just one month. And 85 per cent of Italians are wearing masks when out and about. In the US 69 per cent of people are wearing masks and 49 per cent in Canada. Asian nations are reporting 79 per cent to 92 per cent of residents wearing masks in public places.
The poll showed that 52 per cent of people who are not currently wearing masks think they will look silly wearing them.
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