CMO asks people to consider wearing masks on public transport

Professor Brendan Murphy says it's not a recommendation and avoidance of buses and trains at peak times was preferable

Australians who can't avoid using public transport at peak times should consider wearing masks to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The Chief Medical Officer has stopped short of recommending people wear masks, but says the advice is they may choose to do so in situations where it is not feasible to maintain a 1.5m distance from others.

"The (advisory committee) has recognised that in a crowded