Many hearts are being broken as coronavirus victims die alone after being put in isolation, this is according to a new report by Sky News.
Caroline Hopton’s mother had been put into isolation because of the virus meaning relatives couldn’t be by her side before her death.
Ms Hopton wrote on Twitter: “COVID-19 stopped me holding my dearest mum’s hand in her final moments last night.
“She died alone in isolation after being admitted early Saturday AM (sic) and was put in isolation ‘just in case’.
“It made losing her even more devastating.
“How many other families will go through the same?”
The granddaughter of a 97-year-old coronavirus patient who died in northern Italy told Sky News of her devastation that she never had the chance to say goodbye.
Dr Vanessa Diaz, who lives in the UK, was unable to make the trip to be with her grandfather.
Dr Diaz, a professor of healthcare engineering at University College London (UCL), said her grandfather had underlying health conditions.
She continued: “My grandfather was 97. He woke up in the morning around seven with a high temperature and when my mum rang for an ambulance, she was told the hospitals were swamped and the virus was everywhere.
“They said it was better for him to stay at home, with the people he loved. By eight o’clock that evening he was dead.”