Rome, July 24
New guidelines on sporting masks in England got here into impact on Friday, with folks going to retailers, banks and supermarkets now required to put on face coverings amind the Covid pandemic.
The transfer got here a day after Belgium imposed its personal masks requirement to sluggish growing coronavirus infections.
Those in England could be fined as a lot as 100 kilos ($127) by police in the event that they refuse. The British authorities had given combined indicators for weeks earlier than deciding on the coverage. Venues like eating places, pubs, gyms and hairdressers are exempt.
In Italy, the variety of every day new infections reported on Thursday jumped to over 300, the primary time that they had surpassed greater than 300 since mid-June. — AP
Stir over Olympics
Tokyo: Protesters gathered in entrance of Japan’s National Stadium on Friday, the day the Olympic Games ought to have begun, to protest towards holding them subsequent 12 months given the hazard of Covid. Reuters