Victoria has recorded 363 new cases and three more deaths from Covid-19, with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announcing masks will be made compulsory in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire in a few days’ time.

Premier Daniel Andrews announced the updated tally today, which brings active cases across the state to 2837, with 130 Victorians in hospital and 28 of those are in intensive care.

The two men and one woman who had died were all aged in their 90s, Andrews said, and 327 of the new cases reported were still under investigation.

He said the requirement to wear masks would apply from 11.59pm local time on Wednesday, with a $200 fine for not complying.

“If you are out of your home for one of the four permitted reasons, then you need to be wearing a mask … or a face covering,” Andrews said.

“It need not be a hospital-grade mask … it can be a scarf, it can be a homemade mask.”

SOURCE – RADIO NZ

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