GOOD Morning Britain fans were left in tears today hearing actress Sophia Myles’ account of her dad’s death from the coronavirus.
The Transformers star spoke to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on the ITV breakfast show about her 76-year-old dad’s demise after he contracted deadly COVID-19.
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Sophia, at the height of her grief, said she was allowed to see her dad for five minutes and held his hand as he died from coronavirus – but had to wear gloves.
She told viewers: “My dad was 76. He did have underlying health conditions, he contracted the virus and within I think only a few days of that he passed away.
“I was one of the lucky ones, I got to see him the day before he died under strict medical supervision. I was allowed in to his ward wearing a visor an full protective gear. I was only given 5 minutes to be in the room with him and I had to stand at a two meter distance.
“They did allow me one moment to hold his hand, I was wearing protective gloves. It is so hard because you can’t have that flesh to flesh moment. Can’t kiss their brow and hold their hands.”
She then recalled the moment her dad started to slip away.
She went on: “It was obvious his breathing was starting to slow down massively, it affects the respiratory system.
“People are dying because they are not able to breathe, it is such an unnatural death. They go at the time not that their bodies would not like to die.”
Piers asked Sophie what impression she got from how the NHS is handling coronavirus patients.
She replied: “What i noticed was this eerie silence in the ward. Nurses were incredibly quiet. It just felt so frightening. You could tell everyone was on edge.”
Viewers were in bits over her very raw account, and took to Titter to share their condolences.
One viewer wrote: “Poor #SophiaMyles..hearfelt condolences to you and your family”
Another person said: “An emotional #GMB this morning ! In tears here”
Other viewers were confused that a teenager had died alone from coronavirus on Monday, without his family by his side.
Susanna, 49, had even expressed her anger and her voice cracked with emotion while talking about Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, from Brixton, South West London.
She turned to ITV’s resident medic Dr Hilary Jones and said: “Dr Hilary. I think the death of anyone from this is a tragedy.
“A death of a 13-year-old boy whose family couldn’t be with him by his bedside, I think has just caused heartbreak among the whole nation and concern that this isn’t just effecting those with underlying conditions it is now hitting children who are healthy.”
And Dr Hilary replied: “It can affect anyone of any age and that’s what we need to wake up to and that’s why all of us need to adhere to the strict guidelines for people.
“We’ve not hit the peak yet, this is going to get worse before it gets better.”