WALES, march 25, 2020-The family of a 21-year-old woman say she died after contracting coronavirus despite having no underlying health conditions.
Chloe Middleton’s family has described ‘unimaginable pain’ after losing the young Buckinghamshire woman, and is urging the public to take government advice seriously.
Writing on social media, Chloe’s mother Diane Middleton said: “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 family claims she was otherwise healthy before contracting Covid-19.
Chloe’s aunt said the family is “shattered beyond belief” by the news of her death.
“The virus isn’t spreading, PEOPLE are spreading the virus.
“Life as we know it has changed dramatically but unless we all act now to protect ourselves and others, the longer this turmoil and anguish will go on. Rest in peace Chloe. Until we meet again…”
To date, more than 90,000 people have been tested for coronavirus in the UK.
Of those, 8,077 people have tested positive. More than 400 have died.
She wrote: “My beautiful, kind hearted 21 year old niece Chloe has passed away from Covid-19. SHE HAD NO UNDERLYING HEALTH ISSUES.
“My loved ones are going through the most unimaginable pain, we are shattered beyond belief.”
Urging the public to take the virus seriously, she said: “The reality of this virus is only just unfolding before our very eyes. Please, please adhere to government guidelines. DO YOUR BIT. Protect yourselves and protect others!
As cases of the virus continue to rise in the UK, the Prime Minister has bolstered the UK’s social distancing measures.
In a public broadcast on Monday, Boris Johnson told people to stay home wherever possible and avoid contact with those outside their home.
He said people should only leave home for “essential purposes”, such as visiting the supermarket, exercising once per day, and to attend work if deemed essential during the outbreak. (www.walesonline.co.uk)