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Melbourne residents ordered to wear masks as Australia coronavirus cases rise

Melbourne residents ordered to wear masks as Australia coronavirus cases rise

SYDNEY: Residents of Australia’s second most populous city Melbourne must wear masks when leaving home from Wednesday (Jul 22), as tougher border restrictions were put in place with neighbouring New South Wales state to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

Cross-border travel between Victoria and New South Wales (NSW) will now only be permitted for work, education or medical care, after the border was closed earlier this month for the first time in 100 years.

Staff or students travelling from Victoria into NSW to attend boarding schools or universities are now required to self-isolate for two weeks and test negative to coronavirus, while seasonal workers from Victoria are barred.

Melbourne has seen a rapid increase in the number of coronavirus cases in recent weeks, with the virus spreading to many aged and nursing homes and some prisons.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/covid-19-melbourne-residents-ordered-to-wear-masks-australia-12952132

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