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Coronavirus: Complacency over masks is still evident among Belfast shoppers

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Covering up: Shoppers wearing masks in Belfast city centre today

Covering up: Shoppers wearing masks in Belfast city centre today

Covering up: Shoppers wearing masks in Belfast city centre today

The advice from Chris Whitty could not be clearer.

"You cannot in an epidemic just take your own risk. Unfortunately, you're taking a risk on behalf of everyone else."

Sadly there was nowhere near enough evidence that the UK Chief Medical Officer's words were being heeded in Belfast and beyond on Monday.