Coronavirus strikes couple married for 31 years, their children mourn

Coronavirus strikes couple married for 31 years, their children mourn

- Coronavirus put a sudden stop to the lives of two lovers, Keith and Gwendolyn, who before their death were married for 35 years

- Keith came down with the virus with manageable symptoms days before it hit his wife hard as she reported to the hospital

- After Gwendolyn died of the disease, the husband's long battle with Covid-19 proved futile as he developed a kidney condition

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Coronavirus has taken so many lives around the world since the pandemic started. Keith and Gwendolyn Robinson in America who were close lovers also died of the virus.

The late couple met in high school as best friends. Their son, Adams, said that they were not only best friends but were sports enthusiasts, CNN reports.

According to their son, the couple did almost everything together and their good bond robbed off on people who were around them.

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Adams said theirs was truly a love story, adding that his parents’ lives taught him how to express love and show great care to others.

When 62-year-old Keith who was a driver started manifesting minor Covid-19 symptoms, he thought it was his diabetics messing with his health.

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A collage showing the couple. Photo source: CNN
A collage showing the couple. Photo source: CNN
Source: UGC

A few days after, Gwendolyn came down with the disease with very severe symptoms that were graver than her husband’s.

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Gwendolyn’s daughter had to advise her to get to the hospital. Four days after she was admitted, the woman passed away. But before her death, she had the time to say goodbye to Adams and her grandchildren through FaceTime.

Though Adams’ father battled a bit longer with the virus, he died on Wednesday, July 29. His case worsened with a kidney problem.

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"This is rough. It's one thing to know you are going to lose your parents eventually - but to know that you just saw them last week...and you never see them again, it's a shock,” Adams said.

Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that an Abuja-based lawyer, Damilare Ojo, narrated his harrowing coronavirus experience and how he got infected. He said following the rise in Covid-19 cases, he became more conscious of his environment.

However, when lockdown became extended by another two weeks, the lawyer added that he lost belief in the numbers put out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Damilare said that his lack of belief in the disease was partly caused by the fact that he did not know anyone who had been affected.

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