COVID-19: Could Australians soon be required to wear masks?
The states will be able to mandate mask-wearing to protect against COVID-19, Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt says.
Mr Hunt says whether to encourage or make masks mandatory won’t be a national directive but he’s confirmed Victorian health authorities are considering changing the prevailing message as the state's caseload climbs.
Victoria recorded 75 new COVID-19 cases on Monday — the highest number in three months — following outbreaks in Melbourne suburban hotspots.
At the start of the pandemic, the