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Australia Millions of Australians urged to wear masks

16:08  01 august  2020
16:08  01 august  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Woolworths tells NSW customers to wear face masks in ALL stores

  Woolworths tells NSW customers to wear face masks in ALL stores Face masks will be encouraged in stores from August 3, while Queensland shoppers in hot spot areas are strongly encouraged to wear masks from Friday. Shoppers in Woolworths stores all over Victoria will also need to wear masks from Sunday under the updated mask mandate covering the entire state.Masks will be strongly recommended in all Woolworths stores including Dan Murphys, Big W, BWS and ALH Hotels. © Provided by Daily Mail Woolworths shoppers in NSW and ACT have been encouraged to wear face masks in store Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci said wearing masks in store will help keep the community safe.

Millions of Australians are urged to wear masks NOW after a coronavirus-infected shopper visited Australians are being urged to wear face coverings as COVID-19 cluster grows Supermarket shopper are told to wear a mask after a customer tested positive Millions of Australians in coronavirus hotspots are being urged to wear protective face masks

“Using a mask incorrectly can actually make it more dangerous. If you are not used to wearing a mask , it can become quite uncomfortable, even claustrophobic, and indeed it can become quite itchy underneath the mask ,” Prof Kelly said. “So touching a surface with the virus then scratching yourself

Millions of Australians in coronavirus hotspots are being urged to wear protective face masks as clusters on the east coast of the country continue to grow.

The advice from health officials, disease experts and Australia's largest supermarket comes after an infected shopper visited a busy grocery store in Sydney's inner west.

Health authorities are becoming increasingly concerned about community transmission, after Victoria recorded it's second highest total of daily new infections on Friday with 627 cases.

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The actor and director is urging people to wear face masks , as the death toll in the United States climbs over 150,000. American actor Bryan Cranston has revealed he had COVID-19 and is pleading with people to wear a face mask . Millions of Aussies have been told to isolate.

There are fears New South Wales is on a 'knife's edge' after 17 new cases were announced on Saturday.

The Thai Rock cluster in Wetherill Park has now swelled to 98 cases, with 57 associated with the Crossroads Hotel, eight cases associated with Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, and 25 associated with the funeral events.

Five are associated with the Mounties pub in Mount Pritchard, and 24 are associated with the Potts Point cluster.

In Queensland, authorities are also concerned after the state recorded ts first case of community transmission since May.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has already announced face covering will become mandatory across the entire state from 11.59pm on Sunday, August 2.

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Australians are advised against wearing masks at all unless they are confirmed to have the deadly disease, in contrast to the U.S. and most of Australia has in recent weeks manufactured millions of masks for health workers and received shipments of millions more from overseas, including China.

The mayor of Los Angeles urged 4 million residents to wear masks to combat the coronavirus when they walk out in public, even as state health officials

But Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd said it's time for everyone to consider wearing masks.

'Particularly when people are outside their homes and in areas where physical distancing may be difficult,' Professor Kidd said.

'That, of course, includes when you go into the supermarket, where there's lots of people moving around and people may come closer to you than the 1.5 metres, that people should be considering wearing masks.'

Grocery chain Harris Farm Markets revealed that a shopper who visited their Leichhardt store in Sydney on July 26 between 3pm and 3:30pm later tested positive for COVID-19.

a store filled with lots of food: Grocery chain Harris Farm Markets (pictured) revealed that a shopper who visited their Leichhardt store on July 26 between 3pm and 3:30pm later tested positive for COVID-19 © Provided by Daily Mail Grocery chain Harris Farm Markets (pictured) revealed that a shopper who visited their Leichhardt store on July 26 between 3pm and 3:30pm later tested positive for COVID-19 a person standing in front of a store: The advice from health officials, disease experts and Australia's largest supermarket Woolworths, is to wear a mask while shopping © Provided by Daily Mail The advice from health officials, disease experts and Australia's largest supermarket Woolworths, is to wear a mask while shopping

The store has now undertaken deep cleaning and anyone who was there during that time is advised to get tested.

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Millions of Australians are urged to wear masks NOW after a Australian research team races against the clock to make The jump in coronavirus cases now brings NSW's total to 3,584 (pictured woman in face mask leaving Sydney Woolworths on Friday).

People didn’t have to wear surgical masks he said, any covering – such as a scarf across the mouth – would suffice. Mr Howard pointed to Japan as a The 1918 flu pandemic killed millions worldwide and around 15,000 of the then 5 million Australians despite the country dealing with the crisis far better

Supermarket Giant Woolworths released a statement saying it 'strongly encourages' customers to 'wear face coverings'.

'Even though wearing a face covering is not mandatory in NSW, ACT or Queensland, as the largest private sector employer with stores in almost every community, we feel it's important we lead the way in helping reduce community transmission of COVID-19,' the statement said.

'Masks and face coverings are a highly visible symbol of the persistence of COVID-19. By encouraging and role modelling their use, it will further support the steps we need to collectively take to stop the spread of the virus and keep our team and customers safe.'

Popular Sydney pubs The Darlo Bar and Harpoon and Hotel Harry have also been forced to shut their doors after patrons tested positive.

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The United States on Friday advised all Americans to wear masks in public to protect against the new coronavirus, fearing the illness that has infected more than one million Trump urged Americans to "just make something" or use scarves, saving clinical masks for health professionals and patients.

Larry Hogan has expanded mask - wearing rules and is also urging residents to avoid visiting some states with rapidly increasing cases of coronavirus Under the rules announced Wednesday, anyone older than age 5 will be required to wear a face covering in all indoor public areas of businesses and

Darlinghurst's Darlo Bar advised a COVID-positive patron drank at their venue between noon and 2pm on July 26.

Surry Hill's Harpoon and Hotel Harry revealed a case linked to the Apollo restaurant cluster nearby attended the busy venue between 2.15pm and 11pm on July 26.

One of the country's most illustrious private member's club - The Australian Club - have also been rocked by a potential COVID-19 cluster.

The venue on Macquarie Street in Sydney is often frequented by business leaders, celebrities and even former prime ministers.

It has been revealed that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and the club has now been closed for deep cleaning.

All staff members and visitors who were at these venues during these times are advised to self isolate and get tested.

a birthday cake with lit candles: One of the country's most illustrious private member's club - The Australian Club (pictured) - have also been rocked by a potential COVID-19 cluster © Provided by Daily Mail One of the country's most illustrious private member's club - The Australian Club (pictured) - have also been rocked by a potential COVID-19 cluster a store inside of a building: Surry Hill's Harpoon and Hotel Harry revealed a case linked to the Apollo restaurant cluster nearby attended the busy venue between 2.15pm and 11pm on July 26 © Provided by Daily Mail Surry Hill's Harpoon and Hotel Harry revealed a case linked to the Apollo restaurant cluster nearby attended the busy venue between 2.15pm and 11pm on July 26

Although face coverings are now widely encouraged, the federal government's Infection Control Expert Group chair Professor Lyn Gilbert said people still need to socially distance, wash their hands regularly and stay at home when feeling sick.

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'It makes sense to try and limit transmissions even further by asking people to wear masks who could have been exposed and could be asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic in those areas,' she told the Sydney Morning Herald.

'I do fear, and I believe it's a plausible fear, that having a mask on can well give people a false sense of security ... but we recognise that sometimes they are not possible and a mask can be a useful supplement, particularly when community transmission is happening.'

a sign on the side of a building: A cleaner is seen at Harpoon & Hotel Harry at Surry Hills in Sydney, Friday, July 31, 2020 © Provided by Daily Mail A cleaner is seen at Harpoon & Hotel Harry at Surry Hills in Sydney, Friday, July 31, 2020 a person standing in a room: The venue has been temporarily closed as teams in hazmat suits carry out deep cleaning © Provided by Daily Mail The venue has been temporarily closed as teams in hazmat suits carry out deep cleaning Read more

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