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Most COVID-19 transmissions happen in homes, UK data shows

| Updated: August 21, 2020 19:08:03

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Britain is unlikely to follow France in ordering people to wear face coverings at work because its test and trace scheme shows most people catch COVID-19 in house-to-house transmission.

"We are not currently considering doing that," British health secretary Matt Hancock he told BBC TV on Wednesday, when asked if Britain would impose masks at workplaces as in France, reports Reuters.

"The reason is that the evidence from NHS Test and Trace for where people catch the disease is that, very largely, they catch it from one household meeting another household, usually in one of their homes," he said.

"The amount of people who have caught it in workplaces is relatively low we think from the evidence that we have got."

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