LONDON (AP) — Tom Moore, the 100-year-old World Battle II veteran who captivated the British public within the early days of the coronavirus pandemic along with his fundraising efforts, has been hospitalized with COVID-19, his daughter mentioned Sunday.
Hannah Ingram-Moore revealed in an announcement posted on Twitter that her father, broadly often known as Captain Tom, has been admitted to Bedford Hospital as a result of he wanted “extra assist” along with his respiratory.
She mentioned that over the previous few weeks her father had been handled for pneumonia and that he had examined optimistic for the coronavirus final week.
She mentioned he’s being handled in a ward, not in an intensive care unit.
“The medical care he has acquired in the previous couple of weeks has been outstanding and we all know that the fantastic employees at Bedford Hospital will do all they will to make him comfy and hopefully return house as quickly as attainable,” she mentioned.
Moore turned an emblem of hope within the early weeks of the pandemic in April when he walked 100 laps round his backyard in England for the Nationwide Well being Service to coincide along with his a hundredth birthday. As an alternative of the 1,000 kilos ($1,370) aspiration, he raised round 33 million kilos ($45 million).
Moore, who rose to the rank of captain whereas serving in India and Burma throughout the struggle, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in July for his fundraising efforts.
Greatest needs got here in from far and huge, together with from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who mentioned in a tweet that Moore had “impressed the entire nation, and I do know we’re all wishing you a full restoration.”
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