The mayor of the English city of Liverpool, Labor Joe Anderson, said on Saturday (17) that his brother died last night after contracting covid-19 and was admitted to an intensive care unit.
Liverpool began this week to apply the strictest measures enacted so far in England during the second wave of the pandemic, which include the closure of bars, pubs, gyms and game rooms, in addition to the ban on any social gathering between non-cohabitants within the same House.
“Despite the best efforts of the workers at Liverpool University Hospital, my brother unfortunately died at 10:45 last night,” said the mayor on Twitter.
“We want to thank these dedicated workers who risk their lives for us. Thank you all for your messages of love and support. We will be together and support each other to win this battle,” added Anderson.
According to the latest official data, the incidence of coronavirus in Liverpool reaches 642 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days, so the British government decreed the “very high” alert level on Wednesday in the city’s metropolitan area, the maximum on a scale of three.
Manchester, with a proportion of about 450 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, should also have moved to this stage this week, at the discretion of the Executive, but the city’s mayor, Andy Burnham, also a union member, is opposed to the measures.
The mayor requires more financial aid from the government for employees and businesses that will be affected by the closings before applying restrictions.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that he will impose the measures still against the mayor’s trial if no deal is reached this weekend.