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Masks mandatory on public transport in Australian state of Victoria

Masks became mandatory on public transport in the Australian state of Victoria on Monday after authorities found two “likely positive cases” of Covid-19 in Melbourne city’s northern suburbs.

Masks mandatory on public transport in Australian state of Victoria

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 May 2021 5:17 AM GMT

MELBOURNE: Masks became mandatory on public transport in the Australian state of Victoria on Monday after authorities found two "likely positive cases" of Covid-19 in Melbourne city's northern suburbs.

From Monday, Melbourne commuters who refuse to wear masks on public transport will be find A$200 ($154), in a new police crackdown targeting people disobeying coronavirus restrictions, Xinhua news agency quoted 9News as saying in a report. The two cases, who were understood to be connected, sparked fears the virus might have spread following an outbreak scare two weeks ago. The state's Department of Health said that a full investigation was underway into these results, and initial public health actions were being put in place while both individual isolate and were urgently re-tested. "We will communicate any specific public health actions the community needs to undertake as soon as possible when investigations and cases interviews are complete," the Department said. IANS

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