Vic residents told to wear, make masks – Australian Associated Press
Five million Victorians are being encouraged to wear masks, and even make their own, to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in the state.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Nick Coatsworth recommends residents in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, north of the city, wear masks when social distancing cannot be maintained.
“This means if you have to leave your home for any of those reasons for which it is permissible and you are likely to find yourself in…
WA borders tighten to keep out Victorians – Australian Associated Press
Western Australia is tightening its hard borders, further restricting anyone who has recently been in Victoria from entering the state.
Health Minister Roger Cook says the number of exemptions will be significantly reduced under the stricter screening process beginning from midnight on Thursday.
Only specific workers, such as those in the transport and freight industry, and people applying on compassionate grounds will be allowed in.
Those entering WA will be…
SA in testing blitz on Vic visitors – Australian Associated Press
South Australia will embark on a COVID-19 testing blitz, targeting anyone recently returned from Victoria as well as anybody with symptoms of the virus.
The move follows the hard closure of the border between the two states and comes amid growing concern over the spike in coronavirus cases in Melbourne.
Anyone who has been in Victoria over the past two weeks is being asked to get tested, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not.
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