UK coronavirus live: Hancock confirms masks to be compulsory in shops and supermarkets in England

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Face coverings will be mandatory from 24 July with £100 fines for non-compliance and shops can call police to enforce

Here is the moment the health and social care secretary confirmed in a Commons statement that shoppers would be required to wear face coverings while in shops and supermarkets in England.

Doing so will protect workers and give the public greater confidence to shop, Matt Hancock said. Those who do not comply with the new rules will face fines of up to £100.

A further 26 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals to 29,103, NHS England said.

The patients were aged between 49 and 94 and one 71-year-old patient had no known underlying condition. Another five deaths were reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

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