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From drones to Harry Potter memes: how countries convinced people to wear masks

Wearing a face mask, like this person, is no longer mandatory in England - however, other countries are still enforcing the rule

Different countries have used a variety of methods to encourage face mask wearing. Image: Unsplash/Usman Yousaf

Emma Batha
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a man can be seen wearing a facemask in India, where countries have struggled to enforce this rule
A man wearing a protective face mask reacts as colour powder is thrown towards him during Holi celebrations, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Chennai, India Image: REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Vietnamese dentist Tran Phuong Thao and her husband Tran Minh Hieu wearing protective masks, kiss at their wedding ceremony during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Hanoi, Vietnam
Vietnamese dentist Tran Phuong Thao and her husband Tran Minh Hieu wearing protective masks, kiss at their wedding ceremony. Image: REUTERS/Kham


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