Sadiq Khan calls on Boris Johnson to make face coverings mandatory in shops and shares his mental health story

Sadiq Khan has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to introduce mandatory face coverings in shops and confined spaces in the UK.

Speaking to the Loose Women, the Mayor of London said: "My advice is wear a face covering, not just when you’re on public transport but when you’re in a shop, or in a confined space. I’ve written to the Prime Minister again today asking him to give the right advice about wearing a face covering."

He also talked about the impact lockdown has had on his mental health and explained his recent decision to speak out about how he was feeling.

"One of the things I've wanted to do is be honest to my work colleagues but to Londoners too about how I’m feeling," he said.

"Some of my opponents have called me weak and maybe I should step aside. But I think it’s really important that we don’t allow, particularly men, to feel that they’ve got to give the impression of being superhuman, particularly if you’re in a position of power and influence.”

Watch his interview in the video above and find more information about mental health and our Stand By Your Men campaign here.

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