AMA calls for nationwide policy on face masks

President Dr Tony Bartone urges for a consistent approach as Australia's death toll rises to 128

The AMA is urging National Cabinet, which meets on Friday, to take a consistent approach to masks in preparation for other outbreaks.

Dr Tony Bartone.

“It is now clear that masks reduce virus spread when worn in areas where there is community transmission,” said President Dr Tony Bartone.

“Masks add another layer of protection to the other significant measures of physical distancing, hand hygiene, and cough etiquette.