Dr Fauci praises Melbourne's mask mandate
US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has praised the Australian government’s handling of the coronavirus, and in particular Melbourne’s mask mandate.
“Australia's done well, New Zealand has done well, some of the Asian countries have done well," he said.
“I would like to say the same for the United States’, but the numbers speak for themselves."
However, Dr Fauci conceded it was easier for Australia to control the pandemic due to the country's geographical status as an island nation.