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The police stopped 18,500 passengers because they did not wear masks, but have so far only imposed 59 fines


Police and transportation officials fined only 59 people after speaking to 18,500 for not wearing masks in public transport. Sadiq Khan announced this when he claimed that he had not spoken to the Prime Minister since May.

The Mayor of London spoke about Good Morning Britain and claimed that he had not spoken to Boris Johnson since a Cobra meeting on May 10th.

The two met several times at cobra meetings in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, but there has been no contact since the lockdown measures in England were relaxed.

City Hall said the two usually only meet at Cobra meetings, but a spokesman for the mayor said, "Closer cooperation would be expected in times of crisis."

The unveiling came a day after the government announced it would be wearing face masks in shops and supermarkets next week.

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Mr. Khan said, "One of my concerns is that it has led to bad decisions. Some of the decisions and guidelines that PM has made cannot be properly tested in a private space where openness can exist.

"This leads to group thinking, which in my opinion has led to bad decisions."

Mr Khan said that he has occasionally lobbied the Prime Minister since their last meeting more than two months ago.

He added: “My concern is not vanity, but the mayor of a city with more than 9 million inhabitants.

“It is up to the Prime Minister to explain why. I hope it's not because he plays petty party politics.

Central Line commuters wore face masks this morning as they traveled through London

Central Line commuters wore face masks this morning as they traveled through London

“Our population is larger than Scotland and Wales combined, but we also have four airports that serve our city, we have the Eurostar that serves our city, we contribute between a quarter and a third to the prosperity of our country.

"If the government is looking for a successful recovery, it really has to work with us because it has to be a team effort."

It is believed that the Prime Minister has not spoken to the First Minister of Wales since May 28.

He said to LBC last week: “We have had contact with the UK government through the cabinet and if it happens it is helpful. Downing Street itself? No, I haven't had a meeting with the Prime Minister since May 28th. & # 39;

Mr Khan's comments preceded the new rules, which will require face masks to be worn in shops and supermarkets next Friday. However, Mr. Khan announced that only 59 people were fined for failing to comply with similar public transportation rules in the United States.

Sadiq Khan said that around 90 percent of passengers wear some kind of face covering, but some still choose not to. There are exceptions for children and people with certain physical or mental illnesses

Sadiq Khan said that around 90 percent of passengers wear some kind of face covering, but some still choose not to. There are exceptions for children and people with certain physical or mental illnesses

Mr Khan told moderators Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway: “We had to pay very little fines in public transport, only 59, but a combination of the British traffic police and Transport for London police officers has encouraged people to wear facewear.

“The good news is that more than 90 percent of commuters wear facewear during rush hour.

"I hope the police don't have to pay a lot of fines. I hope customers will find that" wearing a face mask makes you safe, wearing a face mask makes me safe. "

Sadiq Khan announced that only 59 people were punished by public transport in London for not wearing facewear and that he had not spoken to the Prime Minister since May 10

Sadiq Khan announced that only 59 people were punished by public transport in London for not wearing facewear and that he had not spoken to the Prime Minister since May 10

The government has made it mandatory to wear facewear in public transport as of June 15.

Most Central Line commuters wore some kind of blanket this morning, but there are still passengers traveling with their mouths and noses exposed.

Police appeared to be increasing patrols on face masks, and commuters reported a large presence near Westminster Station.

Buyers who fail to comply with the new rules as of July 24 are at risk of being fined £ 100 as part of plans to stop a second wave of corona viruses.

Some people are still not wearing face masks on London's public transportation system before new rules apply that require covers to be worn in shops and interiors next Friday

Some people are still not wearing face masks on London's public transportation system before new rules apply that require covers to be worn in shops and interiors next Friday

Retailers are asked to recommend wearing masks to customers, but their employees are not expected to enforce the law. Instead, the police are given the authority to issue fines.

Only small children or people with certain disabilities are exempt from the new regulations.

Mr. Khan said he did not want members of the public to "take the law into their own hands".

He said: “What we don't want is unfair peer pressure, for example where it is unjustified. Children under the age of 11, people with breathing problems People who may have mental health problems. Therefore, it is very important that we respect the reason why 100 percent of people do not wear facewear.

"Don't be concerned about this new rule, I wish it would be introduced today and not next Friday. This will help ensure that everything is safer and could prevent a second wave that could have resulted in a second lock that we don't want. & # 39;