Srinagar- A retired government employee from Kashmir died at a hospital in the United Kingdom on Wednesday after contracting coronavirus from his doctor son, family said Thursday.
The retired employee of Sales Tax Department along with his wife reached Kent, a county in South East England on November 27 to meet their two sons, both doctors settled in the country. A resident of Peerbagh, the man contracted Covid-19 from his doctor son and lost the battle with life after remaining in hospital for 12 days.
“My two brothers, both doctors, are settled there. My parents contracted the disease from one of my doctor brothers, following which they were admitted at the Kent and Canterbury hospital there. My mother and brother recovered, but my father couldn’t make it,” another son Dr Ziya Rasool Bhat told news agency GNS.
A dental surgeon by profession, Bhat said his father was laid to rest at a cemetery in UK after completing all legal-medico formalities.
He also appealed people to take all precautionary measures by staying indoors, religiously following hygiene measures as advised by the authorities.
“It is a deadly disease and has no cure. One can imagine how lethal the disease is from the fact that Europeans and other big countries are struggling against it not to speak of India or Kashmir. Save your own being, kids, and kin by staying indoors,” he added.
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