In Britain: Coronavirus kills father, mother and daughter in two weeks

A British family has lost a father, mother and a daughter to death from coronavirus in two weeks, leaving behind a devastated son.

The family had earlier lost Mr. Keith, 84, and Jean MacVicar, 82, a fortnight ago, the family was dealt another blow when the couple’s daughter Jayne also died of the killer bug.

The mum-of-two, 62, developed telltale Covid-19 symptoms soon after her parents’ deaths, with her younger brother Richard previously asking friends to pray for her recovery.

But on Saturday the 60-year-old said: “It’s with heartbreaking regret to say Jayne has lost her battle for life.

“To lose half your family in the space of two weeks feels like someone has cut me open and stolen my heart. So, so wrong.”

Before her death, tragic Jayne had posted multiple messages on Facebook pleading with Brits not to ignore social distancing guidelines and to isolate at home.

The family, from Burton-on-Trent, Staffs, are now facing three funerals in quick succession with only a small amount of mourners able to attend each one.

It comes after reports funerals could be shortened to just 20 minutes to prevent crematoriums being overrun due to the huge surge in deaths since February.

The UK’s official coronavirus death toll soared above 10,000 after 657 more deaths were reported in England, as well as 24 in Scotland, 18 in Wales and 11 in Northern Ireland.

While more than 30 NHS staff have died after contracting the new strain of coronavirus, including three nurses, two hospital porters and a cancer centre support worker, whose deaths were announced this weekend.

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