Review of the year: May

As we continue our look-back to 2020, May continued to bring some tragic news as the pandemic continued.

Elma Cavalida, 49, who worked at the Harrow hospital since arriving to the UK in 2010, died on April 26 after contracting Covid-19.

She was admitted to Barnet General Hospital on April 8 after her symptoms began to flare, her husband called her a “true fighter”.

Belly Mujinga, 47, a railway ticket office worker died in April of coronavirus after being spat at while on duty on the concourse of Victoria station.

The spitting incident happened on March 22 and within days of the assault both her and a colleague fell ill with the virus.

Ms Mujinga, a mother to 11-year-old Ingrid, was admitted to Barnet Hospital and put on a ventilator but died on April 5, her trade union, the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA), said.

Her death was the spark of many Black Lives Matter protests and marches in the UK.

A mum-to-be brought chaos and joy to a hospital when she gave birth in the reception area.

Roxanne Robinson, 31, from Enfield, dashed to Barnet Hospital when her waters broke in the early hours of the morning.

But she only made it as far as the lift doors when she fell to her knees shouting, “the baby’s coming”.

The hospital put out an emergency call and staff from every department rushed to help.

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