July 23, 2020

Melbourne orders compulsory masks as Australia battles coronavirus

Melbourne (AFP) – Anyone venturing out in Australia’s second-biggest city was ordered Thursday to wear a mask as authorities struggle to contain multiple coronavirus clusters in the country’s southeast.Most people seen by AFP on the quiet streets of Melbourne’s city centre wore masks in the second week of a six-week local lockdown.Victoria state, of which Melbourne is the capital, recorded 422 coronavirus cases on Thursday — a dip from a record peak of 484 on Wednesday, but its 18th consecutive day of triple-digit rises.The mandatory mask order allows police to issue fines of Aus$200 ($140) t…

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