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Regional Victorians told them to wear masks as state records 428 new COVID-19 cases

All regional Victorians must wear masks under new restrictions as three more people die in the state from COVID-19

  • Regional Victorians recommended wearing face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • State premiere Daniel Andrews said it was important to avoid severe restrictions
  • Victoria registered 428 new COVID-19 cases – the highest daily increase
  • Two men and a woman have also recently died from the coronavirus in Victoria

All regional Victorians have been advised to wear masks to avoid similar coronavirus locking restrictions in Melbourne after the state recorded the highest daily jump of 428 new COVID-19 cases.

Rural cities in the state have managed to avoid a strict shutdown after Melbourne and Mitchell Shire were brought back to phase three restrictions last week.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Victoria is 4,750, of which 4,310 are from Melbourne and only 311 are from regional cities.

State Prime Minister Daniel Andrews warned small-town residents to wear a mask to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

All regional Victorians have been advised to wear masks to avoid similar coronavirus locking restrictions in Melbourne after the state recorded the highest daily jump of 428 new COVID-19 cases (pictured a local Portsea cafe worker wearing a face mask)

All regional Victorians have been advised to wear masks to avoid similar coronavirus locking restrictions in Melbourne after the state recorded the highest daily jump of 428 new COVID-19 cases (pictured a local Portsea cafe worker wearing a face mask)

State Prime Minister Daniel Andrews warned small-town residents to wear a mask to reduce the risk of the virus spreading

State Prime Minister Daniel Andrews warned small-town residents to wear a mask to reduce the risk of the virus spreading

State Prime Minister Daniel Andrews warned small-town residents to wear a mask to reduce the risk of the virus spreading

Rural cities in the state have managed to avoid a strict shutdown after Melbourne and Mitchell Shire were brought back to phase three restrictions last week.

Rural cities in the state have managed to avoid a strict shutdown after Melbourne and Mitchell Shire were brought back to phase three restrictions last week.

Rural cities in the state have managed to avoid a strict shutdown after Melbourne and Mitchell Shire were brought back to phase three restrictions last week.

“If you’re out and about in regional Victoria and don’t think you can keep social distance, we ask you to wear a mask,” he said.

“That’s a trifle, but it can really make a big difference in stopping the spread of this virus and keeping those low numbers low in regional Victoria, so we don’t need our state’s settings and rules for regional areas to change . ‘

Residents of Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are only allowed to leave their home for four reasons, including: exercising, working, buying essentials, and getting medical attention.

In regional cities such as Geelong the shops remain open and it is free to catch up for a beer and a cup of coffee.

Although Mr. Andrews warned, regional Victorians had to take personal responsibility and wear a mask to avoid similar locking measures.

“That mask may have been homemade. That mask can be bought, it can take the form of just wearing a scarf.

“All these things, they never eliminate the risk, but they reduce the risk and that’s something we all have to focus on completely.”

Three other people – a man and woman in their eighties and a man in their seventies – have also died, bringing the state death toll to 32 and the national death toll to 116.

A total of 122 Victorians are hospitalized and 31 are fighting for their lives. The state has conducted 24,409 tests, maintaining one of the highest test rates in the world.

The new daily figure is the highest in Victoria, beating the 317 new cases registered on Thursday.

Residents of Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are only allowed to leave their home for four reasons, including: exercising, working, buying essentials, and getting medical attention

Residents of Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are only allowed to leave their home for four reasons, including: exercising, working, buying essentials, and getting medical attention

Residents of Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are only allowed to leave their home for four reasons, including: exercising, working, buying essentials, and getting medical attention

Mr. Andrews was not yet ready to move to draconian Stage-4 latches, but said Melburnians should be vigilant to avoid that.

“It is far too early for us to move into a whole new phase,” he said Thursday.

“If you want to make that less likely, if you want to get out of these kinds of restrictions as quickly as possible, then we all have to play our part.”

Victoria Police imposed $ 107,000 in fines in the 24 hours prior to Thursday’s announcement, much to people who were at illegal parties. Meetings of more than two are prohibited in Melbourne.

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