July 31, 2020 / 12:09 PM / 13 days ago

England to require face coverings in cinema and worship places from August 8

A man wearing a face mask and suit exits Bank underground station, in front of the Bank of England and Royal Exchange Building, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, July 30, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley

LONDON (Reuters) - People in England will be required to wear face masks or other face coverings in cinemas, places of worship, museums and art galleries from Aug. 8, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.

“We will also extend the requirement to wear a face covering to other indoor settings where you’re likely to come into contact with people you do not normally meet, such as museums, galleries, cinemas and places of worship,” Johnson said.

Face coverings are already required on public transport and, more recently, in shops.

Reporting by David Milliken; editing by Stephen Addison

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