Aussies should 'absolutely' consider masks, says Professor Kidd

In an opinion piece, the deputy Chief Medical Officer urges everyone to consider wearing masks to protect themselves from coronavirus

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd has called on all Australians to consider wearing face masks to protect themselves from coronavirus.

Professor Michael Kidd.

All Victorians will be required to wear masks from Monday, but Professor Kidd says every Australian should "absolutely" consider it.

"I think people should be considering wearing masks, but particularly in those areas where we have community transmission," he told the ABC on Friday.