Couple married for 57 years died of coronavirus within a day of each other

Couple married for 57 years died of coronavirus within a day of each other

- A couple that were married for 57 years have died of the deadly coronavirus within a day of each other

- Maureen and William Sharp, who were both 74 years of age, recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary

- Maureen died on April 8, while her husband succumbed to the disease on April 9

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A couple identified Maureen and William Sharp, who were married for 57 years, have died of coronavirus within a day of each other.

Maureen and William Sharp, aged 74, were taken to the hospital on Sunday, April 5, but died on April 8 and April 9, respectively, Metro reports.

YEN.com.gh gathers that the couple, who celebrated their 57 years of marriage on Hogmanay – New Year’s Eve, had two daughters, and four grandchildren.

Couple married for 57 years died of coronavirus within a day of each other

Maureen died on April 8, while her husband succumbed to the disease on April 9. Photo credit: Metro
Source: UGC

Their daughter, Yvonne, 53, said: "Dad hadn’t been feeling well for about a week, Mum was quicker within a couple of days.

Couple married for 57 years died of coronavirus within a day of each other

Maureen and William Sharp. Photo credit: Metro
Source: UGC

"They got taken to hospital on Sunday and mum died on April 8 and dad died on April 9, less than 24 hours apart. Dad didn’t have a fever when the ambulance came, Mum did."

In other news, a 28-year-old heavily pregnant Ghanaian nurse in the United Kingdom has died after contracting the deadly COVID-19 disease.

Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong tested positive on April 5 and was admitted to the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, where she worked, on April 7. She died following an emergency caesarean section to deliver and save her baby on Sunday, April 12, 2020.

A statement from the Luton and Dunstable Hospital noted that the little girl is understood to be alive but it is not yet clear if she has tested positive for the disease.

Colleagues at Luton and Dunstable Hospital said Mary, who had no underlying health conditions, was “a fabulous nurse, and a great example of what we stand for”.

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