Belly Mujinga aged 47 lost the battle against the coronavirus after got spit on by a man already carrying the virus. The incident took place when the railway ticket officer was standing at Victoria station along with a colleague.
The infected person passed by the workers coughing and spat on them in the same while. Both the workers got the disease. Ms got admitted to the hospital Barnet in north London, on April 2 where they kept her on a ventilator.
Sadly, the mother to an 11 years old daughter couldn’t survive whereas her colleague has fully recovered.
According to a spokesperson to Prime minister, it is shameful to attack a railway worker who is risking their lives in order to serve people. He offered his condolence to her family and said we are with you in this hard time.
Mujinga’s funeral ceremony was attended by ten of the family members while others joined through live video sharing. The rest of her colleagues and relatives wrote letters filled with love in the name of her.
Akin Macaulay, one of her colleagues wrote, rest in peace my birthday mate, May the Lord be with your family. She also started a fundraising page and gathered £1500 funds to support her family.
Matt Hancock, health care secretary declared that £60, 000 would be given to the families of frontline workers who lost their lives. Appallingly, Mujinga is one of the victims whose family is left behind.
Meanwhile, questions are arising about why she wasn’t given leave looking at her down health conditions. Government should direct to strict the precautionary measures to be taken.
Vulnerable people should be forced to stay home and work from staying home. A British Transport police spokesperson reported that we have started the investigation of the tragedy.