Niece dies and 17 members of family infected after funeral of aunt killed by #coronavirus. #Metro
19:15, Tuesday, 31 March, 2020
A family is pleading that people take social distancing measures seriously after losing two loved ones to coronavirus and almost all remaining relatives becoming infected. Sheila Brooks, 86, died on February 9 from Covid-19. Her funeral was held two weeks ago, – before lockdown measures were put in place – and attended by the majority of her extended family. Within days of the March 13 funeral, niece Susan Nelson, 65, fell ill and later died of suspected coronavirus. She had no underlying health conditions. Now, a further 16 family members have said they suspect they too caught the virus at Sheila’s funeral.