For more than a month, wearing masks in public transport in the UK is required. For the last week in the capital there were only 14 penalties for those who do not comply with the rules, said the Department of transport for London (TFL).
Some, like this girl, do not believe that the mask is a panacea: “I wear it because you can pay for failure to comply with this requirement. But when no one was looking, lowered the mask,” she says.
According to Graham Dali, the head of London transport division at control risks, today 90% of passengers wear masks. On the question of Euronews, is it possible to do something else to gain control, he replied: “Since June 15, when the wearing of masks became mandatory, we have taken a flexible position. We didn’t want to confront, and immediately begin to punish people. But with the 4th of July, we have tightened our position and not let a few thousand people without a mask, explaining to them why”.
From July 24 to the wearing of masks became mandatory in stores. the penalty for failure
can reach 100 pounds. But in the Metropolitan supermarket Sainsbury’s recognised that it is not going to kick clients without the mask. And many use it.
“Why many in Britain are simply not ready to comply with new regulations?”- asks Euronews correspondent Luke Hanrahan.
Reviewers in response I remind you that Britain was one of the last countries in Europe to introduce a recommendation to wear masks. More recently, the government asserted that no evidence of the use of this protective measures against coronavirus.
Many remember how April 3, Deputy chief physician of England Jonathan van-Tam stated that “there is no evidence that the wearing of masks by the population affects the spread of the disease in society.” Only on 11 may, Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised his fellow citizens to “wear the mask of fabric in the closed premises”. In this regard, experts urge the British government to sequence.
“I think we need stricter rules. The government should enforce them, to issue fines on the spot. To make clear that the failure to wear a mask followed by a sanction, because the risk is great, the virus is still here. We’re probably waiting for the second wave and a terrible winter,” says Professor of immunology at London Metropolitan University Gary McLean.
The UK remains the most affected by the epidemic in Europe: victims Covid-19 here were nearly 46 thousand people.