Videos of anti-mask wearers swept social media over the weekend. A small minority of people in Melbourne took it upon themselves to argue with workers, including at Bunnings and at post offices, about the state government's mandation on face coverings in light of the coronavirs crisis.
Wait til this Karen finds out about 'no shoes, no shirt, no service'. pic.twitter.com/2dvLE90dOa— cam smith (@sexenheimer) July 25, 2020
With arguments cropping up that face masks are a matter of 'human rights' and 'basic freedom', we thought we'd have a closer look at the facts.
Here's how to have a conversation with someone who refuses to wear a mask.
Firstly, what's the latest snapshot of the coronavirus crisis in Victoria?
It's not great.
Victoria recorded 532 more COVID-19 cases on Monday, plus six more deaths. That's the biggest single-day increase in Australia since the pandemic began. It follows the single deadliest day for Australia on Sunday, when 10 people died.