Belly Mujinga, 47, died of coronavirus after a yet unidentified man spat at her.
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LONDON – A railway ticket officer in London died of coronavirus after a man spat and coughed at her at the Victoria railway station.
Belly Mujinga, 47, was working at the Victoria station on March 22 when a man who said he had coronavirus spat and coughed at her and her female colleague.
Both women fell ill within days, and Mujinga died three days after being admitted on April 2 to Barnet Hospital where she was put on a ventilator.
A spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the attack on Mujinga was “despicable”, while Labour MP David Lammy described the incident as “absolutely horrific”.
The British Transport Police has launched an investigation to find the man who spat on the women.
Mujinga is survived by her husband and their 11-year-old daughter.
Mujinga’s husband, Lusamba Gode Katalay, said the man asked his wife what she was doing at the railway station.
“She told him she was working and the man said he had the virus and spat on her,” Katalay said.
He described her as “a good person, a good mother and a good wife. She was a caring person and would take care of everybody.”
So heartbreaking to read about one of our key workers dying, after she was disgustingly spat at and had contracted Covid-19. ?
Please respect and value our rail workers, since they keep us and our country moving.https://t.co/NejqfUVk4P
— Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP (@TanDhesi) May 12, 2020
Britain has recorded nearly 33,000 deaths from coronavirus, with 227,740 people infected by the virus. Latest figures show that 42 Transport for London workers have died from the coronavirus, as well as 10 Network Rail staff. BEA/Expat Media
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