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Most Britons likely to continue wearing face masks beyond July 19
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Most Britons likely to continue wearing face masks beyond July 19

Three-quarters of Britons are likely to continue wearing face coverings in shops and while using public transport even when they are no longer compulsory, polling has found. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that all legal restrictions on wearing masks will be lifted as of July 19 in England, instead shifting the emphasis to personal responsibility. According to a survey by Ipsos Mori, 76% think it is likely that they will put a face covering on when going into shops after restrictions have been eased, while 74% said the same when it came to taking public transport. A majority feel they are likely to wear them on planes (64%), in theatres and cinemas (60%), in their place of work (59%) and in pubs and restaurants (55%) even when no longer legally compelled to do so. It comes a...