Liverpool’s mayor Joe Anderson reveals his brother has died from coronavirus
Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson today announced that his brother has died from coronavirus.
He tweeted: ‘Despite the efforts of all the staff at Liverpool Hospital ICU my brother sadly died at 10.45 last night.
‘We want to thank the dedicated staff risking their lives for us. Thank you all for your messages of love and support. Let’s stick together and support each other and win this battle.’
Liverpool has one of the highest coronavirus rates in the country and is one of only two regions in the highest alert level Tier 3.
Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson today announced that his brother has died from coronavirus
Last night Mr Anderson said that his sister-in-law, who works as a nurse, had been in touch to say that her husband, his eldest brother, was in intensive care ‘in a very serious condition’.
After breaking the tragic news of his brother’s death, people rallied around Mr Anderson.
Labour MP Maria Eagle tweeted: ‘So sorry Joe. Just terrible to hear this.’
Everton FC star Yannick Bolasie tweeted: ‘Condolences to you and your family.’