A British woman working as an underground subway monitor in London died from the Corona virus after she spat on her grumpy passenger from the Metro services.
British media revealed that 47-year-old Billy Mugenga, the mother of an eleven-year-old girl, died just three days after being transferred to hospital, after she was confirmed infected with the Covid-19 virus.
The story goes back to last Tuesday, April 5, when the victim encountered an angry passenger at Victoria Station in London, and after interviewing him with his colleague, the man rose up and spat on her and her colleague before he said he was HIV-19.
According to the victim’s family and colleagues, Pelly’s health was fragile due to her sarcoid disease, a pulmonary disease that causes shortness of breath and a chronic dry cough.
On the day of the fatal attack, a British newspaper says, a colleague was accompanying the victim who was also transferred to the hospital after he was found to have a new Coronavirus, after receiving the spray of the aggressor.
“Station ticket office worker dies with Covid-19 after being spat at … Belly Mujinga, 47, was on the concourse of Victoria station in London in March when a member of the public who said he had Covid-19 spat and coughed at her and a colleague. ” https://t.co/8H1UQIw4Pu pic.twitter.com/0K4o6dp2hW
– Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) May 12, 2020
The victim’s husband said that his wife repeatedly asked the metro administration to transfer her to the administrative offices during the spread of the epidemic in London, for fear of infection, and she suffers from a chronic respiratory disease, but the administration refused her request.
Mujinga died just three days after she was hospitalized and underwent artificial respiratory assistance, but to no avail.
Her husband and daughter could not bid her farewell, while the British Transport Police began an investigation into the attack, which may have been the reason for her death.
“We were shocked and destroyed by Pelly’s death,” the union said in a statement.
The union has revealed that it provided legal advice on the incident, and that it supports Mugenga’s family and colleagues.
The union also reported the accident to the railway inspectorate, the safety arm of the Road and Railroad Office (ORR).
Network “CNN” quoted a spokesman for the Inspectorate of Railways in London as saying that the office is investigating the incident.
The incident comes at a time when the British government has urged some people to return to work if they cannot work from home, and loosen some of the restrictions it has put in place to stop the spread of Covid 19.
The union says there is insufficient guidance or protection for frontline workers, such as Mugenga.
“Instead of talking about easing the closure, the government must first make sure that the right precautions and protection are taken so that no more lives are lost,” she added.