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Sydney Makes Mask-Wearing Mandatory as Virus Clusters Spread

  • Fine of $154 to be issued to those breaching mask-wearing rule
  • State of Victoria detects 10 new community transmissions
All residents of Australia’s largest city will be required from Monday to wear masks when shopping, on public transport, in cinemas and casinos and in places of worship.

All residents of Australia’s largest city will be required from Monday to wear masks when shopping, on public transport, in cinemas and casinos and in places of worship.

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Mask-wearing in Sydney will become compulsory in most indoor public venues as Australian health authorities battle to get on top of new virus clusters that have disrupted the nation’s peak summer holiday period.

All residents of Australia’s largest city will be required from Monday to wear masks when shopping, on public transport, in cinemas and casinos and in places of worship, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters in Sydney on Saturday. Individuals breaching the rule, which will also apply in Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains, will be issued with a A$200 ($154) fine, she said.