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Drakeford playing catch up over face masks

The Welsh Conservative Shadow Health Minister, Angela Burns MS, has welcomed doctors’ leaders calling for face coverings to be worn in Wales where social distancing is not possible, saying:“Unlike the Welsh Labour Government, we take the advice of doctors seriously and for that reason I welcome the suggestion that the general public, here in Wales, wear face masks in areas where socially distancing cannot be carried out.“Wearing face masks has already been introduced across the border and, sadly, it would seem the Welsh Government is, once again, playing catch-up with Westminster.“Admittedly, a risk remains despite wearing a facemask, but it is imperative that all avenues are explored to defeat Covid-19 once and for all.”You may also be interested in ‘It’s time for certainty over when shops can re-open’ says Shadow MinisterFriday, 5 June, 2020Russell George MS – the Shadow Minister for Business and Economy – has backed the call from the Welsh Retail Consortium for the Welsh Government to offer retailers certainty over when they can re-open.Mr George said: