A mother of “miraculous quadruplets” who died of the coronavirus feared she had been infected at Heathrow Airport while working for British Airways, her heartbroken husband told The Mail on Sunday.
Shabnum Sadiq, 39, worked as a Customer Care Relations Manager for BA at Heathrow’s Terminal 5.
Before she fell ill, she had told her husband that she was afraid she would get the virus from Chinese passengers.
Ms. Sadiq, who was also a labor council in Slough, had a cough a few days before traveling with her husband to Pakistan.
Shabnum Sadiq, 39, (pictured with her four children in 2006) worked as a customer care relations manager for BA at Heathrow Terminal 5
Devastated Khizran Sadiq, 39, said that his 23-year-old wife, two days before she was hospitalized, said in a last Skype conversation to their five children, ‘I’m not coming back, and that’s it, my life is over. ”
Mr. Sadiq did not realize the seriousness of the situation and recalled, “I said to her,” Why are you being so stupid? Why are you talking like this? There is no such thing. “The kids thought she was tired and a stage queen. ‘
Ms. Sadiq suddenly collapsed two days later, but two hospitals in Islamabad refused to admit her due to fears that she would spread the disease.
She was eventually admitted to the city’s PIMS hospital, where she tested positive for the virus. She spent 24 days on a ventilator before dying last Monday.
Before the trip, Mr. Sadiq said that his wife had been afraid of contracting the virus at work.
He said, “She said she might contract the coronavirus because she was dealing with all these Chinese flights.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that at least 19 physicians have died treating Covid-19 patients, including the mother of two Elsie Sazuze, 44, (pictured) who worked as a nursing home nurse at home in Erdington, Birmingham
During a WhatsApp video call, a tearful Mr. Sadiq said to their oldest daughter (20) and the quadruple (13): “Your mother is no more.”
The part-time boxing judge buried his wife on Thursday in her native village, about an hour’s drive from the capital Islamabad.
He said he is now stranded in Pakistan after all BA flights were canceled and seats on PIA, the national airline, have been sold out for weeks.
In 2006, Ms. Sadiq was told by her doctors that she was pregnant with quadruplets.
Her doctors told her to keep a baby, but to end the other three, because it would be very dangerous for her to give birth to all of them, but she decided to have all four and successfully give birth by caesarean section.
“Frankly, I was more scared at the time than with the corona virus. I thought if she could go through that, she could, “said Mr. Sadiq.
Ms. Sadiq was the second Heathrow worker to die of Covid-19 after Sudhir Sharma, 67, an immigration officer, died last month.
Another nurse, Amor Padilla Gatinao, 50, (pictured) who worked as a nurse at St Charles Hospital, Ladbroke Grove, West London, died after falling ill on Mother’s Day
On Friday, non-airport BA cabin manager Ian Johnson died at St Thomas’ Hospital, where he was treated alongside the prime minister.
Last night BA said, “Our thoughts are with Shabnum’s family and friends in this very sad time.”
It was also revealed yesterday that a Liverpool fan seen in an iconic photo of the Hillsborough disaster died of the corona virus.
The image of Dave Roland crying in his scarf during the 1989 tragedy was spread around the world.
The father of two, 65, who worked in the timber trade, died at the Royal Liverpool Hospital last Monday.
Coronavirus also claimed the life of actress Hilary Heath, 74, who appeared in films Witchfinder General and Wuthering Heights.
Coronavirus also claimed the life of actress Hilary Heath, 74, (shown) who appeared in films Witchfinder General and Wuthering Heights
Meanwhile, health secretary Matt Hancock has announced that at least 19 physicians have died treating Covid-19 patients.
Mother of two Elsie Sazuze, 44, who worked as a nurse in a nursing home, fell ill at home in Erdington, Birmingham.
Her husband, Ken Sazuze, said his wife called him at home before he was put on a ventilator.
He said, “She started telling me,” Know, if I don’t come back, be strong, I love you, be strong for the kids. ‘
Another nurse, Amor Padilla Gatinao, 50, who worked as a nurse at St Charles Hospital, Ladbroke Grove, West London, died after falling ill on Mother’s Day.
Her family suspects that Ms. Padilla-Gatinao, who suffered from asthma, type 2 diabetes and hyperthyroidism, contracted the virus at work where she did not have proper protective clothing.
Her daughter Allysa Gatinao, 24, said: ‘There is a shortage of personal protective equipment in hospitals. Matt Hancock cannot deny this, because there is evidence. ‘
Another physician, Sister Leilani Dayrit, 47, located at St Cross Hospital in Rugby, died after self-isolation at home.
Her daughter Mary Dayrit, 19, said, “My mom was selfless to the end.”
Tribute was also paid to Julie Omar, 52, who worked at Alexandra Hospital in Redditch after she died last Friday.
She was a “committed and highly experienced trauma and orthopedic nurse,” said Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. She leaves behind a husband and a daughter.