Coronavirus live news: WHO cautions against relaxing restrictions; Australian state of Victoria begins lockdown

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11.23pm GMT

Authorities in Nigeria’s capital Abuja have established an outdoor mobile court in an effort to prosecute individuals and institutions violating rules imposed to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Africa’s most populous country is currently facing a second wave of infections, with 143,516 cases and 1,710 deaths reported – but these figures are believed to fall short of the real toll since the number of tests is low.

I think today we had about 46 people, three were minors.

11.15pm GMT

Health authorities believe the Melbourne hotel quarantine cluster began when an infectious returned international traveller guest used a nebuliser medical device which aerosolised the coronavirus particles, allowing it to spread into the hall and other rooms, infecting staff and other guests.

These machines are not technically allowed in quarantine, and Victoria premier Daniel Andrews said yesterday that the guest was asked to declare any devices multiple times, but said he did not want to lay blame as the man was now in a critical condition in hospital.

Those machines are not allowed, that was clearly communicated, but if you are inviting me to have a crack at a bloke who is on a machine to breathe at the moment in an ICU I’m just not doing that…

You’re not allowed to have them, you shouldn’t be using them, there’s an interview where that is clearly communicated. It’s happened.

If I was told that I couldn’t use it, I never would have used it.

The way it has all come out in the news and through the government has made it sound like I was using it illegally or that I have snuck it in or something like that. It’s been very distressing.

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