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Mask rule could make way as Victoria gets closer to eliminating COVID-19 – The Age

Victoria’s mask policy is expected to be relaxed as soon as next week, with experts anticipating that face coverings will be among the restrictions eased by Premier…

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While the Premier has long advocated for masks, the rule requiring them to be worn outside at all times is expected to change. Instead, masks would be worn indoors in high-risk settings and outdoors when people cannot socially distance.
Melbourne University epidemiologist Tony Blakely supported easing the masks rule as soon as midnight on Sunday.
“It’s time to go there,” he said. “The risk is if we have community transmission, but come Thursday this week it will be 28 days since a case, which meets…

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