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More than 20,000 Covid cases in NSW as some experts call for reintroducing mask mandate

Covid-19 infections continue to rise in the state with a second day of more than 20,000 cases as BA.2 Omicron subvariant spreads

Experts have called on the New South Wales government to reintroduce mandatory face masks in high-risk settings as Covid-19 infections spike across the state.

NSW reported its second consecutive day of more than 20,000 new cases, with 20,087 cases recorded in the 24 hours to 4pm on Wednesday and an estimated 20,402 the day before. NSW health minister, Brad Hazzard, warned the number could double by next month.

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