BBC News presenter Huw Edwards says he was confronted by a man on a train who demanded he remove his face mask.
The 59-year-old News at 10 correspondent shared a photo of himself on Twitter wearing the mask, which is covered in the Welsh dragon flag pattern.
Alongside it, he wrote: “Angry man on tube demands I take off mask. Turns out he was offended by the Welsh theme… Anyway.”
The host followed it up with a determined stance on his thoughts on mask-wearing in the future.
“I’m still going to wear a mask on public transport and indoor spaces,” he added. “To protect others and show respect for NHS staff. Diolch [Thanks].”
Edwards’ comments come just hours after Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, announced that facemasks will still be required across the London transport network, despite lockdown easing on July 19th.
He said in a statement: “We know from the government’s own advisors and from the World Health Organisation, that wearing a face-covering indoors does reduce transmissions.
“It leads to greater public safety and greater public confidence as well.
“As long as the virus is still with us, and as long as we’re still concerned about the virus being transmitted, we will make it compulsory.”
Read more: Clueless BBC’s Huw Edwards will continue to wear a mask after restrictions are eased because it ‘protects others and the NHS’. He has obviously read not a single scientific paper from well over 50 that say masks are both dangerous to health and useless in protecting from a ‘virus’. If the government hasn’t said it No-clue Huw will not know about it