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Doctors: Start using masks now
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Doctors: Start using masks now

    Plans to make face coverings compulsory on public transport do not go far enough, the British Medical Association has warned. From 15 June, bus and train commuters in England could be refused travel if they fail to comply with the measures - or face a fine. But according to the BMA, this should be extended to all areas where social distancing is not possible. BMA council chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul also questioned why the introduction of these measures has been delayed adding that the risk posed by coronavirus would be much less if the public starts wearing face coverings immediately. He said: The BMA recently advocated the wearing of face coverings by the public several weeks ago in areas where they cannot socially distance and believes it is right that people should...