Melbournians not wearing face coverings will be fined A$200($140), stated Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews.
Victoria, which has actually required nearly five million people into a partial six-week lockdown on 9 July, reported 363 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, after 217 cases the previous day.
” We’re going to be wearing masks in Victoria and potentially in other parts of the nation for a long time,” Andrews told a televised briefing.
” There’s no vaccine to this hugely transmittable infection,” he said. Masks are “an easy thing, but it has to do with altering habits, it has to do with ending up being an easy part of your regimen”.
Australia has actually taped about 11 800 cases of Covid-19, a fraction of what has been seen in other countries and even some US states, but an outbreak of neighborhood transmission in Victoria has actually been growing, triggering authorities to limit social distancing.
Three Covid-19 deaths were reported in Victoria on Sunday, bringing the total to 38 and raising Australia’s death toll to 121.
New South Wales, the most populous state, has seen new cases in the low double digits in recent weeks and growing. Health officials are concerned about the transmission rate, which they state is greater than in Victoria.
About 60 individuals in Sydney face a fine of $1 000 each after going to a celebration on Saturday night and breaking the public health guidelines of no more than 20 visitors to a house, authorities stated.