Couple Die 3-Days Apart After Contracting Coronavirus

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The devastating effect of covid-19 continues unabated as it leaves emotional bruises in its trails. Earlier today, www.Ghbase.com reported about a pregnant Ghanaian nurse who died in the UK after contracting coronavirus. 

In another sad story from the same country, a couple, Mohammed Riaz and Karamat Begum who got infected with covid-19 died 3-days apart from the deadly virus.

Both were both taken to Heartlands Hospital but unfortunately, Karamat Begum died on Thursday, April 9 and her 73-year-old husband passed away on April 12.

ITV reports that the pair who had been married for around 50 years, will be buried side-by-side on Saturday, April 18 – their son Naseer Khan’s 36th birthday.

Mr Khan said he could not bring himself to tell his father that his mother was also being treated in the same hospital.

He has spoken of how he took a call from the hospital which began: ‘We are sorry’, and he had to ask which of his parents had died.

They were lovely, the best mum and dad you could ask for. My dad always showed me the good path of life. He taught me to respect your elders and to do things on my own. My mum was always there. If I was ever down, she would always ask me what was wrong, she was a comfort.

He added: “They looked after my older brother, who is registered blind. They doted on their three young grandchildren and my dad took them everywhere.”

Mohammed Riaz fell ill in late March. Mr Khan said: “He had a fall and I called an ambulance. The paramedics said there was a slight chance he might have COVID-19 and to isolate him at home.”

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Mr Riaz remained away from his wife but his condition worsened and he was admitted to Heartlands Hospital.

Mrs Begum was also sent to Heartlands after she was found to have a high temperature when she attended a routine dialysis appointment at a Sparkhill centre.

On April 9, Mr Khan took a phone call from his father’s doctor telling him that he was deteriorating and asking if he could go to his bedside.

My dad asked me how my mum was. I couldn’t tell him she was also in hospital but that she was waiting at home for him to come home. He kept saying he would get better.

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