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What a man watching a loved one die with coronavirus wants lockdown rule breakers to know

A Melbourne man whose mother-in-law is losing her battle with coronavirus has slammed selfish Victorians who are flouting COVID-19 rules or doubting the seriousness of the virus.

Dean* told Neil Mitchell his 60-year-old mother-in-law contracted coronavirus at Baptcare Wyndham Lodge last Sunday.

Now she’s palliative care dying and her immediate family have only been allowed to make short visits.

“It’s just gut-wrenching,” he said.

Press PLAY below for Dean’s passionate message to those doubting the severity of coronavirus.

Dean hit out at those breaking the Chief Health Officer’s restrictions.

“If you think it’s funny trying to get through a roadblock, or you think it’s too annoying to wear a mask, or too annoying not to go down to the peninsula to have lunch with your friends … myself and my wife, we will swap positions with you right now.

“You put yourself in hospital, sit there behind a glass door and watch your mother, your brother, your sister, your aunt, die a painful death.

“If you don’t want to do the right thing you’re going to hurt someone close to you.

“Just put a bloody mask on, stay home, do the right thing!”

* not his real name