Australia coronavirus live update: Victoria records 73 new cases and 41 deaths as NSW records 10 new cases

I did a spot check on a bus I was next to and everybody had a mask except one person. If I was catching a bus or a train today I would 100% be wearing a mask. You shouldn’t be catching a bus or train and not wear a mask. It is not more simple than that. We have to put our response of the pandemic into good comparison to what we’re experiencing in the community. If you look at …

Australia coronavirus live update: Victoria premier Daniel Andrews holds press conference as state reports 149 new Covid cases and 24 deaths

Before going to questions, Daniel Andrews again talks about the legislation he is trying to get passed, which would allow Victoria to extend its state of emergency declaration beyond six months. I’m not an expert, but a quick whip around of the powers of the other states seems to point to them not actually having a time limit to their state of emergency. They can renew the declaration – and its powers – as often as they want (NSW can …

Coronavirus live update Australia: Victoria records 410 new Covid cases and 21 deaths as NSW records 18 new cases

In terms of our own individual behaviour – please know that if you’re in an environment where you can’t guarantee social distancing, you should be wearing a mask. I have done that when I’ve done my grocery shopping. I have done that when I’ve walked in a shopping mall, and my expectation is that other people were to do that as well. And if I were to catch public transport, which I used to and I love doing – I …