Victoria is bracing for another grim day, with officially adding a new high of coronavirus cases to the list as well as more deaths.
According to Australian The record 725 cases were confirmed overnight.
Victoria reported 439 new cases on Tuesday and 11 more deaths — all of which were related to aged care.
The previous record was last Thursday, with 723 in daily events.
This comes after Prime Minister Scott Morrison told anti-maskers that in the midst of the health crisis they believe they are above the law to “get serious.”
A 26-year-old Victorian policewoman had a woman who refused to wear a mask Monday night repeatedly slammed her head into concrete pavement.
Frankston’s 38-year-old wife was fined $200 for failing to wear a mask, charged with several offences, and released in March 2021 on bail to trial.
Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said officers frequently deal with individuals pretending to be “sovereign citizens” who do not believe they should obey the law.
“It’s just about them, it’s actually an arrogant approach. We won’t stand for it,” he told Nine’s Today program on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister agreed.
“Get real. This is a difficult time for everybody, I know people are angry and frustrated,” Mr Morrison told Seven’s Sunrise program.
“It is not unreasonable to wear a mask, not unreasonable to do the most basic things around distancing.”
Wearing a mask when outdoors has been compulsory since July 22 in Metropolitan Melbourne and since Sunday in regional Victoria.
Metropolitan Melbourne officially has a curfew from 8 pm to 5 am.