Greek Australian among the eight new deaths recorded in Victoria on Friday

Authorities in Australian state of Victoria make masks compulsory for all

Authorities in Australian state of Victoria make masks compulsory for all

Victoria has recorded 397 new cases of coronavirus and a further three deaths, highlighting growing concern for "mystery cases" that cannot be traced to an original source.

Some outlets are recording 397 cases for Victoria, but I've gone with this source.

The current death toll for Victoria is 112, the highest in Australia.

Victoria's lockdown restrictions could be extended past the initial mid-August expiry if daily case numbers remained high, Mr Andrews had previously warned.

NSW on Saturday confirmed 17 new cases, sparking the closure of several Sydney venues for deep cleaning and contact tracing after being linked to coronavirus infections.

Meanwhile, Queenslanders have been put on alert about a string of locations around greater Brisbane that a man visited before testing positive to COVID-19.

Police Minister Lisa Neville said on Saturday there continued to be concerning numbers of people evading public health orders, including people driving unnecessary distances to buy fast food. 1,008 active cases are related to aged care.

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"There is absolutely no reason or need to drive from Melbourne to Ballarat for fresh air".

"They are just three of the fines that we saw issued yesterday".

"It is simply unacceptable for you to have this virus and not be at home", he said.

Vietnam had been seen as a global success story in combating the coronavirus, with no confirmed cases of local transmission for 99 days.

"We can't open up again at these sorts of levels and therefore there's very detailed work being done about what possible next steps might look like", he said.

"All the residents have a private room with an ensuite. the staff are superb but we will provide some additional staff because some staff need to go into quarantine".

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