Reporting from Fairfax this morning - Victorians may be asked to wear masks on public transport and in supermarkets, as the state mobilises a response to what the state's Chief Health Officer has called a definite “second peak”.

Speaking on Radio National this morning, Brett Sutton said his team was facing a “genuine challenge” to halt the spread of coronavirus.

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Professor Sutton said public health officials were working continuously with little rest to test, track and trace as many people as possible.

“It’s absolutely a second peak and it’s going to challenge us in the same way as the first one,” he said.

“We can’t control every individual person,” he said. “But if it gets beyond us it won’t be due to lack of effort that's for sure.”

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