Despite the rising number of people of all ages dying after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and governments issuing ‘stay at home’ orders, still there are reports of large groups of people gathering.
Sadly, there are some people who refuse to take this global pandemic seriously and think they are invincible. It’s true that not everybody shows symptoms after contracting this virus, but the real danger is if they go out and spread it to those who will be affected.
Now one mom has come out with firsthand experience of the tragedy this virus can cause to warn others to take it seriously.
Diane Middleton lost her 21-year-old daughter, from Buckinghamshire, England, to coronavirus.
She took to Facebook to warn others and in a heartbreaking post wrote: “To all the people out there that thinks it’s just a virus please think again speaking from a personal experience this so called virus has taken the life of my 21 year old daughter 💔💔💔”
Chloe’s aunt Emily Mistry also posted on social media writing: “My beautiful, kind-hearted 21-year-old niece has passed away from Covid-19.
“She had no underlying health conditions.”
She said, according to BBC News, the family was “shattered beyond belief”.
“The reality of this virus is only just unfolding before our very eyes,” she added. “Please, please adhere to government guidelines.
“Do your bit. Protect yourselves and protect others. The virus isn’t spreading, people are spreading the virus.”
Friends of the family also shared the news on Facebook urging people to “Stay home.”
Ban on gatherings of more than two people
According to the U.S.’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention early data suggested 53% of those people hospitalized were over 55 – which means about half were younger.
Strict rules have been implemented in the U.K. in an effort to stop people spreading the virus with a ban on public gatherings of more than two people and closing shops selling non-essential goods.
There are now 19,522 confirmed cases in the UK and 1,228 people have died, as of figures published on March 29.
The U.K. Prime Minister, who has also been diagnosed with coronavirus, has warned this situation will get worse before it gets better. We all have to do our bit to stop the spread.
Our hearts go out to Chloe’s family and friends, such a tragedy.
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