Huw Edwards was wearing a facemask with the Wales flag and an angry man demanded he take it off – Wales Online

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Newsreader Huw Edwards was on the Tube when an “angry” man demanded his take his face mask off.

But it wasn’t because he didn’t think people shouldn’t be wearing a mask on public transport, it was because of the mask’s Welsh theme.

Huw’s stylish face mask is covered in Welsh flags and red Welsh dragons, which the man didn’t like.

But that didn’t bother the Welsh-born presenter, who is going to continue wearing his mask.

He said on Twitter: “Angry man on tube demands I take off mask. Turns out he was offended by the Welsh theme…

“Anyway. I’m still going to wear a mask on public transport and indoor spaces — to protect others and show respect for NHS staff. Diolch.”

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The London Mayor has made it compulsory for masks on the London Underground after the UK Government announced the scrapping the mandatory wearing of face coverings from July 19.

Sadiq Khan said he was forced to act to make masks a condition of carriage across the capital’s transport network because of the Government’s decision to lift restrictions.

Mr Khan said he was “not prepared” to put Tube, tram and bus users in the capital “at risk” by removing the rules on face coverings after so-called “freedom day”.

Under the terms of use, enforcement officers would be able to deny access or eject passengers found to be non-compliant while using the Transport for London network.

In Wales, it has been announced that it will remain the law to wear masks in many public places until coronavirus is no longer a public.

Welsh Government ministers have confirmed face coverings will continue to be law in Wales on public transport and taxis, and health and social care unless people are exempt.

A decision on whether it will be also mandatory in retail settings will be made public on Wednesday.

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