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Hong Kong face masks ban largely upheld despite coronavirus

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Law against use at legal and illegal assemblies was introduced during protests

As health experts in Hong Kong call for masks to be made mandatory to tackle coronavirus, a ban on their use that was introduced in response to protests has been largely upheld by the appeal court.

The court also used its ruling to push back at accusations that its role in assessing the constitutionality of laws was an affront to Beijing.

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