Maltese dies from coronavirus in UK

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A Maltese woman has died from coronavirus in the United Kingdom. This was announced by her brother, Dr Frank Portelli in a Facebook post. Portelli has recently offered up his hospital to the government to be used to treat Covid-19 patients.

Rosalie Freestone-Bayes was 77 and was admitted to hospital due an unrelated health issue, Dr Portelli told He said that he was sure that his sister was not admitted to hospital because of coronavirus.

Freestone-Bayes would frequently visit Malta as she had a home both here and in the UK.

According to Portelli his sister contracted the virus once she was hospitalised. He maintained that his sister’s age as well as her health issues led to her death. He added that no one was invincible and there were cases where youths lost their lives.

In a video uploaded on Facebook on Sunday, Dr Portelli said that his sister was in a critical condition. The woman lost her life overnight. He urged the public to remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions.

Posted by Frank Portelli on Sunday, April 5, 2020

Portelli recently hit the headlines when he offered St Philip’s Hospital to treat Covid-19 patients when he offered 300 beds at the hospital in Santa Venera to the government to be used to treat patients with coronavirus.

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