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Coronavirus round-up

‘Be safe’: Die Hard’s Willis was snapped without a face covering PICTURE: VCG/GETTY

Bruce will try hard to wear mask next time

BRUCE WILLIS has admitted making an ‘error in judgment’ after being reportedly asked to leave a Los Angeles pharmacy for refusing to wear a mask. The Die Hard actor, 65, was pictured leaving the store on Sunday without a face covering — despite wearing a bandana he could have used — after staff allegedly confronted him. He later issued a statement, saying: ‘It was an error in judgement. Be safe out there everyone and let’s continue to mask up.’ Unlike the UK, which only requires masks to be worn in indoor public spaces, in LA they must be worn by anyone outside their home.

Car-part crooks target NHS workers at hospital

CROOKS who targeted key workers were condemned by police after catalytic converters were stolen from cars owned by NHS staff. Four were taken as they worked at Darent Valley Hospital in Kent on Monday. Appealing for information, Insp Sarah Rivett, from the Dartford Community Safety Unit, said: ‘It is particularly unpleasant that the offenders think nothing of stealing from key workers who are providing exceptional care.’

Antibodies give ‘up to five months’ protection from virus, study suggests

COVID immunity after infection could last at least five months — but it still may be possible to carry and transmit the virus, a study finds. Antibodies provide 83 per cent protection but experts have warned that a small number of those with immunity may still be able carry the virus in their nose and throat. Between June 18 and November 24, Public Health England scientists detected 44 potential reinfections out of 6,614 people who tested positive for antibodies. Study leader Prof Susan Hopkins said the findings have given ‘the clearest picture to date’ of antibody protection.