Plastic Bags and Coronavirus – level 1

15-04-2020 07:00

Plastic bags are bad for the environment. People use them only once. Then they throw them away.

Many US states ban plastic bags for one use. A lot of people prefer to use reusable shopping bags. People can use them more than once. However, it is possible that reusable shopping bags help spread the coronavirus.

Some US states and cities are changing the rules. In San Francisco, people cannot bring their own bags to stores.

Authorities say that people must be very careful in stores. It is not good to stay too close to each other. It is important to wear a face mask. People must wash their hands properly. If people follow the rules, they can stop the coronavirus.

Difficult words: ban (to officially stop something), reusable (something that people can use more than one time), properly (correctly).

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