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The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan appeared on BBC Breakfast earlier to urge the public to wear non-surgical face masks when they go out.

Khan said he is lobbying the government to change its advice on wearing face coverings to add “another layer of protection” to members of the public.

In those circumstances where we can’t keep our social distance, we can’t keep two metres apart, think about when you’re using public transport and you really have to, or you’re in a shop and you can’t keep two metres apart. Wearing a non-medical facial covering makes it less likely you may inadvertently give somebody else Covid-19.

I want a consistent approach across the country, we don’t want mixed messaging. So I’m lobbying the government’s experts and the government, want them to change their advice and change their guidance so we can have this additional layer of protection.”

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Prince William discussed finding out his father Charles, Prince of Wales, had coronavirus. “At first I was quite concerned,” he said in regards to his father’s age. “My father has had many chest infections and colds and if anyone was going to beat this it was going to be him. He had very mild symptoms, but at that age you do worry a bit more.”

They also reflected on the high risk faced by older people in the UK who are “going to have to isolate for quite some time”, and called Capt Tom Moore, the 99-year-old army veteran who raised more than £15m for NHS, an “absolute legend”.

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