Tom Moore, the 100-year-old World War II veteran who captivated the British population at the start of the coronavirus pandemic for his fundraising efforts, was admitted to a hospital with covid-19, his daughter announced on Sunday.
Hannah Ingram-Moore revealed in a statement no Twitter that her father, known as Captain Tom, was admitted to Bedford Hospital because he needed “additional help” with his breathing.
The veteran’s daughter also said that in the past few weeks her father had been treated for pneumonia and that last week she tested positive for the new coronavirus, but indicated that she was not admitted to an intensive care unit.
” The medical treatments he has received in the past few weeks have been remarkable if we know that the wonderful staff at Bedford Hospital will do everything they can to keep you comfortable and allow you to return home as soon as possible,” he said.
Moore became a benchmark of hope in the early weeks of the covid-19 pandemic in April 2020, when he traveled 100 laps around his garden in England on his 100th birthday, and as a tribute to the National Service for Health. Instead of the objective of guaranteeing a contribution of 1000 pounds (1128 euros), it collected around 33 million pounds (37 million euros).
Moore, who was promoted to captain while in India and Myanmar during the war, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in July for his efforts to raise funds for the National Health Service.