MASK UP ORDER

Virus prompts mandatory face covering in regional Victoria from midnight Sunday
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WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL: In most aged care homes in Wangaratta, staff members have been wearing a face mask for weeks now. Chief executive officer at Rangview Nursing Home Julie-Anne Carney (pictured) was yesterday happy to show off her colourful mask, which helps keep the residents safe. PHOTO: Kieren Tilly

WANGARATTA residents along with all regional Victorians will have to wear a face covering whenever they leave home as of 11.59pm Sunday.

The drastic action was announced by Premier Daniel Andrews yesterday when he revealed the daily COVID-19 infection toll for Victoria had skyrocketed to 723.

“Today is not a good day,” Mr Andrews said.

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