Email 7.30 By Europe correspondent Samantha Hawley Updated April 21, 2020 19:23:20 Photo: Darrell Blakeley died of coronavirus after contracting the infection at a restaurant. (Supplied: Jonathan Blakeley) Related Story: Boris Johnson missed five emergency meetings at start of coronavirus outbreak Related Story: ‘Completely out of this world’: 99yo British veteran raises more than $15 million for NHS Related Story: The UK’s coronavirus problem is getting worse Map: United Kingdom Jonathan Blakeley doesn’t want to feel anger over the death of his father from COVID-19. Key points:Darrell Blakeley, 88, was one of the first people to die of coronavirus in BritainWhile he was in ICU, a quarter of a million people were allowed to attend Cheltenham racesSome medical experts are questioning whether the British Government acted soon enough He says it is not a constructive emotion.”I try not to focus on anger because it won’t get us anywhere, it won’t bring him back,” he told 7.30.His father, Darrell Blakeley, 88, was victim number 12 in the UK. He died on March 13.The family think he was infected at a restaurant by someone who had arrived back from an Italian ski trip.”That person involved, unfortunately, didn’t take it too seriously and… Read full this story
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