People must use common sense says health department as mask mandate deadline approaches

Come 5 May, there will be no real direction on whether people should be wearing masks or not – even as Covid-19 infections appear to be spiking once more – with service providers in the hospitality and transport industries still waiting on the government to introduce new regulations. 

The health department is urging people to use their “common sense” in the meantime, while it races to finalise the regulations, spokesperson Foster Mohale said. 

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Chris Bateman
Chris Bateman is a freelance journalist

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