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