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Coronavirus: Wearing masks like using a sheep fence to halt mosquitoes, says leading Northern Ireland GP Anne McCloskey

A leading local doctor has voiced deep scepticism about the value of face masks in reducing the spread of coronavirus.

Dr Anne McCloskey, a GP based in Londonderry, likened it to "using a sheep fence to keep out mosquitoes".

She said it was "ridiculous" to contemplate making them compulsory.