Some Ghanaians working in the health sector in the UK have fallen victim to the novel coronavirus. UK has become the first country in Europe to pass 30,000 coronavirus deaths, according to the latest government figures. This means a lot of Health Workers will be exposed to the virus.
Charles Kwame Tanor, 39, who worked at Eden Place Mental Health Nursing Home in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, died on March 11 after falling ill with the virus.
He left behind his wife Prudence King as well as his four-year-old son Charles and his 12-year-old stepson.
The wife in a statement said the family have been ‘devastated’ by the father’s death, after last seeing him being taken to hospital in an ambulance.
‘My youngest son used to wait by the window for his daddy to come home from his night shifts, and he still does that,’ she said.
‘He keeps saying to me “When is Daddy coming home from hospital?” It’s something I have to go through every single morning.
‘I’m trying to make him understand, I say to him “Look outside at the sky; if you see the stars, that’s where Daddy is.”
‘My eldest is 12 and he understands, and he’s devastated. He just keeps crying and I don’t know how to console him.’
Originally from Ghana, Mr Tanor joined a film company and produced short series programmes before moving to the UK around two decades ago.
He had successfully completed a Level 1 introductory course in digital photography at Coventry College, while working night shifts at Eden Place Mental Health Nursing Home in Leamington Spa.
She added: “Charles loved his boys more than anything, he was the best dad ever. He would do homework with them, teach them how to cook, teach them manners. Everybody loved him at work, they loved him so much. He was so close with his colleagues, to the point that he would cook meals and take them to work. He loved cooking. That was one of his passions, along with film and photography.
He used to come home and tell us about his residents that he looked after; it was more or less like he lived there as well because he would come home and tell us all these funny stories.
“And in the summer he would go round and ask the neighbours if they needed any gardening to be done, because we’ve got quite a lot of elderly people around us.
“Everybody around knew him, and that’s how he was. I had the best partner ever, really.”
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