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Coronavirus: What are the rules for face masks or face coverings?

By Michelle RobertsHealth editor, BBC News online image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionPresident Biden has been seen wearing two masks New research from the US suggests wearing two masks at the same time could give better protection against coronavirus and prevent air leaks. Face coverings reduce the spread of coronavirus droplets from coughs, sneezes and speaking, but […]

Coronavirus: Who should be shielding and why?

By Michelle RobertsHealth editor, BBC News online image copyrightGetty Images More people are being added to the shielding list in England. These people are advised to take extra care to avoid contracting Covid-19, because they are considered more at risk of needing hospital treatment. Who is being added and why? Health advisers say they now […]