FILE PHOTO: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is seen outdoors Downing Avenue, because the coronavirus outbreak continues, in London, Britain March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (1) – London Mayor Sadiq Khan known as on the British authorities on Friday to make face masks compulsory for individuals touring across the capital or purchasing.

The mayor mentioned that proof from world wide was that face coverings assist cease the unfold of the virus.

New York has ordered residents to put on masks or substitute face coverings when in any public state of affairs that won’t enable them to be a minimum of six ft away from others.

“In these circumstances the place its not potential for us to maintain our social distance, consider public transport utilization, consider whenever you’re in a store, we needs to be utilizing non-medical facial coverings like bandandas, like scarves, like reusable masks,” Khan advised the BBC.

The UK’s social distancing tips don’t point out the sporting of face masks, however Khan mentioned that ought to change.

Britain’s lockdown was prolonged by a minimum of three weeks on Thursday as its demise toll rose to 13,729, and the opposition Labour Occasion chief Keir Starmer has cautioned that the nation risked changing into the worst hit in Europe.

Reporting by Sarah Younger; modifying by Man Faulconbridge