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The rush on face masks in Melbourne is keeping migrant and refugee women in work – SBS News

Not-for-profit social enterprises in Victoria say there’s a “silver lining” to the second wave of coronavirus infections in the state: increased employment opportunities for some of Australia’s most vulnerable women.

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A rush to purchase masks before they become mandatory in Melbourne has left not-for-profits struggling to keep up with demand as they pivot their operations into producing reusable, fabric face coverings.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Sunday that residents in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire, the areas currently under Stage 3 Stay at Home orders, would be required to wear a mask in public from midnight on Wednesday.
The directive has led to a surge of people stocking up on mask…

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