Coronavirus live news: France to bring curfew-lifting date forward; row as India doubles gap between jabs

France to also end mandatory mask wearing outside; Indian government extends gap between doses to 16 weeks

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Nearly three quarters of people in the Netherlands want mask mandates to be ended sooner, a survey has found.

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Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, has said people would be able to stop wearing masks outside “soon” but gave no firm date for the lifting of the restriction.

Masks have been compulsory on the streets and in public places since May 2020, although there are exemptions for children under the age of six, people exercising, and those with health conditions that make their use difficult or dangerous.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus live news: France to bring curfew-lifting date forward; row as India doubles gap between jabs ———