Face masks may have to stay after lockdown restrictions come to an end, says Cabinet Minister

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab

Face masks may still have to be worn after the end of current lockdown measures, warns a Cabinet Minister.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the country is “very close to really turning the corner”.

But he added “some safeguards” would probably remain in place after June 21st.

Mr Raab told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show:

“We want to get to the position at the end of June when we can get life back as close to normal as possible, but there will still need to be some safeguards in place.

“I think it will be around distancing, maybe there will be something around masks.”

“I don’t really want to prejudge. Those are just some of the options.”

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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV’s Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.