UK coronavirus live: Johnson signals stricter face mask rules and says people should ‘go back to work if they can’

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Our new Commissioner, Andy Byford has been looking at measures underway to make the transport network cleaner than ever

Extensive cleaning regime with hospital-grade cleaning substance

Trial of UV cleaning of escalator hand rails

1,000 hand sanitiser points pic.twitter.com/hVRCKv9Rn2

Boris Johnson has been pictured wearing a mask, seemingly for the first time in public, during a visit to local businesses in Uxbridge today.

It was great to visit some local businesses in Uxbridge today, and see how they’ve been working hard to make their premises COVID-19 Secure.

If you’re out this weekend be sure to follow the guidelines on social distancing. #StayAlert pic.twitter.com/54eCyvOa9D

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UK coronavirus live: Johnson signals stricter face mask rules and says people should ‘go back to work if they can’