The Victorian government has millions of face masks sitting in storage, as the entire city remains on lockdown.

Yesterday, authorities said they would strongly urge people across Victoria to wear a face mask when social distancing was not possible.

At a press conference today, Daniel Andrews said there were 216 new cases across the state.

The Premier said Saturday morning that he was looking at getting these masks distributed to people in the coming days. Which groups of people would get them are unknown.

“You can make a really simple mask at home…even wearing your scarf,” Andrews said.

Face mask tips 😷 Video has been put together by the Victorian Health Authorities.

More updates to come

Today’s The Age Newspaper on the new reality for Melbourne


Ryan is Contributing Editor