A 61-year-old airport worker died from coronavirus just 24 hours before his daughter, a hospital employee, also succumbed to the killer infection.
Sudhir Sharma, 61, who worked in immigration at London’s Heathrow Airport, died on Wednesday (local time), while his daughter Pooja Sharma, 33, died the following day, The Sun reported.
Mr Sharma, from West London, was not thought to have contracted COVID-19 while in the line of duty, given he had last worked on January 7.
He is believed to have had underlying medical issues that forced him to take occasional time off work.
His daughter worked at Eastbourne District General Hospital in East Sussex and died three days after being admitted to hospital for treatment herself.
It was not known if the dad and daughter had been in close contact before they died.
There are now concerns Mr Sharma’s wife may not be able to attend either funeral due to strict isolation and distancing rules currently in place.
Mr Sharma was regarded a “very well-respected, kind and experienced officer” by the director of Heathrow Border Force, Nick Jariwalla, who said he would be “greatly missed by everyone”, according to the publication.
(H/T Yahoo News)