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Face mask use in Scotland could stay through winter, says minister

John Swinney says coverings will remain ‘a part of our lives’, as Covid restrictions are further lifted

A senior Scottish minister has forecast that face coverings will remain in use through the winter, and perhaps for longer, to continue suppressing the Covid-19 virus.

John Swinney, Scotland’s minister for Covid strategy, said face coverings would remain “a significant part of our lives” and predicted many people could copy the practice in some east Asian countries of routinely wearing them outdoors.

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