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The Chief Scientific Adviser recommends the use of face coverings in enclosed spaces

The Chief Scientific Adviser recommends the use of face coverings in enclosed spaces

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The Chief Scientific Adviser recommends the use of face coverings in enclosed spaces

Northern Ireland's Chief Scientific Adviser has recommended that people wear face coverings when they are out in public.

Professor Ian Young, who is a member of the Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), has called for more people to use the protection when they are in an enclosed space.

He was giving evidence at the Stormont health committee yesterday when he said: "I would like to see a lot more people wearing masks. I'm almost the only person wearing a mask when I'm in the supermarket. People should be wearing a cloth face covering when they're in an enclosed location."