Melbourne to make wearing of face covering in public mandatory


Australia’s second biggest city, Melbourne, is to make wearing of face coverings in public mandatory as efforts accelerate to keep Covid-19 under control.

Victoria state, which includes Melbourne, now has nearly 3,000 active cases of Covid-19 after a further 363 infections were reported today despite a 10-day lockdown.

Premier Daniel Andrews said more than five million people in Melbourne and neighbouring Mitchell Shire would be required to wear a mask or other face-covering in public spaces from midnight Wednesday.