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If your friend wears a mask, you will too — it’s human ...


If your friend wears a mask, you will too — it’s human behaviour: study

People who believe others are obeying Covid rules are likely to follow suit, University of Pretoria research finds

Senior reporter

If you observe a friend, relative or co-worker wearing a mask, social distancing and sanitising, you’re likely to comply with Covid-19 rules yourself.

A study led by researchers at the University of Pretoria (UP) has found that people who believe that others are complying with regulations are likely to follow suit.

This despite many South Africans battling with fatigue when it comes to following the rules...

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