Face masks should be worn again on public transport to stop the spread of super-infectious Covid variant Arcturus, experts claimed.
The subvariant has been spreading across the globe, causing mask laws to be reintroduced in India, where five Brits have died with thr infection.
Arcturus, known as XBB.1.16, is on the rise in Australia now too, with UK health chiefs monitoring it closely.
In the past, new variants and subvariants led to increases in transmissibility or severity of the infection.
Now Professor Stephen Griffin, chair of Independent SAGE, said people should go back to regularly testing as well as wearing masks.
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