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Swedish virus expert says ‘no point’ in face masks, as Madeira makes them mandatory

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Sweden’s leading coronavirus expert has dismissed the effectiveness of face masks as the country’s Covid-19 rates continue to tumble.

State epidemiologist Anders Tegnell has been a staunch defender of Sweden’s controversial decision not to go into lockdown during the pandemic, even when the Swedish mortality rate far outstripped that of neighbouring Scandinavian nations like Norway and Finland, where much stricter measures were imposed.

Now, with the number of new infections having fallen rapidly over the course of July, Mr Tegnell has backed the Swedish government’s decision not to implement rigid face masks rules that could prevent a

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United Airlines creates ‘internal travel restriction list’ for fliers who won’t wear masks

United Airlines is doubling down on its mandatory mask policy. 

The airline announced Monday that any passenger who refuses to comply with its mask requirement will be placed on an “internal travel restriction list,” starting Thursday. 

“Customers on this list will lose their travel privileges on United for a duration of time to be determined pending a comprehensive incident review,” United Airlines said in a statement provided to USA TODAY. 

United first implemented its mask policy for customers in early May to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The airline said its mask requirement will stay in place for

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Face masks, health checks and long check-ins: the future of flying

Cabin crew in protective suits, health certifications for passengers, mandatory face masks, and longer check-in times.

This is the new reality of mass air travel.

As people dream of taking to the skies once more, they face the prospect that changes to curb the spread of coronavirus will be even more challenging than those brought in after the 2001 terror attacks in the United States.

In addition to the strict security measures commonplace around the world since then, passengers will now encounter a barrage of checks for COVID-19.

“Before the pandemic, we were told to arrive two hours before the

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