10-year-old becomes one of UK’s youngest Covid victims

25th Dec 2020

Nadine Osman

The parents of a 10-year-old boy, thought to be one of the youngest victims of Covid-19 in the UK, have spoken of their “indescribable” pain.

Fehzan Jamil, from Bradford, who had several underlying health issues, including epilepsy, died after contracting the disease and was laid to rest on November 23.

His father Mohammed told Channel 4 News, “There were four of us, now there are only three. The pain is indescribable.”

His mother Tayyaba added: “I just can’t describe our loss. Everything feels empty now.” Fehzan’s family tried to shield him during the pandemic, knowing that his health issues made him vulnerable to Covid-19. He was kept at home as much as possible, with anybody coming into the house required to wear a mask. “We tried our best to keep him safe but somehow Covid-19 got to him,” Mohammed said.

Fehzan was treated at Bradford Royal Infirmary for several years and his family praised the care he received. Tayyaba said, “All the staff were very good to us. They have known Fehzan for many years now and have always looked after him. They let us be beside him when he died. It meant a lot.”

When Fehzan entered the hospital, his family, used to previous trips, had not been too worried. Mohammed said, “But this time turned out different, he never came home. Covid-19 took him from us.” Fehzan is believed to be one of the youngest victims of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK.

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