Khan is calling for the return of mandatory masks across the country on public transport

London leftist Sadiq Khan has called on the government to introduce mandatory wearing of masks in public transport across the country.

Labor Khan is already done wearing masks is a condition for transport on public transit, which is controlled in Transport for London (TfL), despite the fact that the law was abolished in England in the summer.

In a statement issued by the mayor’s office on Friday, Khan urged all Londoners to get vaccinated against the flu and Covid-19 and continue to wear masks as winter approaches, adding that “calls on the government to introduce simple and effective measures, such as mandatory face caps in public transport, in order to stop the spread of the virus now”.

The return of the mask mandate remains an option within the Conservative government Strategy “Plan B”. if the number of hospitalizations with viruses in China over the winter increases. However, the government faced pressure from the British Medical Association and Confederation of the NHS, representing organizations providing NHS services, to implement Plan B now.

Khan expressed his disappointment when the government in July did not continue to force people in England to wear masks on public transport, it introduced its own mandate for a mask in London and in August went so far as to lobby the government that the bylaw not cover its face on TfL services . offense.

Currently, London bailiffs can refuse public transport services to those who do not wear masks, but because this is not the law, they cannot issue fines. Khan he said at the time, he “tried to lobby the government to allow us to pass an executive act, to make it a law again, to be able to issue fixed fines and to be able to use the police and the BTP [British Transport Police], also to enforce this ”.

Last month, Khan claimed that the United Kingdom should introduce domestic vaccine passports – a move taken by Prime Minister Johnson delayed September, but this remains an option in the context of Plan B strategies.

“I think we may need passports for the vaccine. I don’t think we’re there yet, but we may need them, ”Khan said last month, adding,“ We’re not there yet. In principle, I am not against them. “

Former Labor leader Tony Blair on the same day claimed that the government should enforce vaccine passports and reintroduce the wearing of masks, arguing that it would prevent new closures, and wrote, “A feasible Covid Pass showing both rapid testing and vaccine status would mean that even with greater in a number of cases, a person without the virus could move freely in public. “

“This step, along with further action on measures such as wearing masks, must be taken as a matter of urgency to give companies confidence that avoiding further imprisonment is more than just a wish, but it is feasible,” Blair added.

Other leftists have called on the UK to introduce domestic vaccine passports, including twice-unsuccessful presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who said last week: “I think it is imperative that the prime minister does everything he can to stop Covid’s rise in the UK. the kingdom He doesn’t have to close the company, but he has to introduce vaccines, ”before explaining the mandatory passports for the vaccine, which employers must also require from their staff.

“I think you need to make it clear that we’re not going back to jail – it’s not going to happen. But if you don’t get vaccinated, if you don’t have proof of vaccination, if you go to a club or restaurant and employers don’t get vaccines, we may see some problems here in the UK when the weather gets colder and people are forced back again, ”Mrs Clinton he said.

Brexit leader Nigel Farage warned of the danger of a potential two-track society separating the “stabbed” and the “stabbed no”.

“I don’t want to live in a two-tier society, I don’t want to live in a society where those who, out of conscience or belief, don’t decide to stab them become de facto social outcasts … everything is completely and utterly disgusting,” he said Farage.

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