99-year-old war veteran raises $2.5m for fight against Covid-19 crisis

99-year-old war veteran raises $2.5m for fight against Covid-19 crisis

- A war veteran that will become a centenarian on April 30 has raised $2.5m (N962.5m) for British health workers for fight against coronavirus

- The 99-year-old war veteran says the National Health Service (NHS) treated him when he broke his hip, and he decided to pay back

- The deadly coronavirus is having its toll on the NHS, which is treating a lot of people that have contracted the deadly disease

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A 99-year-old war veteran identified as Tom Moore has raised $2.5m for British health workers by attempting to walk the length of his garden one hundred times before his 100th birthday on April 30.

The National Health Service was helpful to him when he broke his hip, and Captain More decided to do something in return, Aljazeera reports.

Briefly.co.za gathers that the coronavirus pandemic has caused the NHS a lot as it treats a large number of people suffering from the deadly disease.

The veteran, who served in Asia during World War Two, assured the people of Britain that tomorrow would be a good day.

He said: "That's the way I think I've always looked at things: tomorrow will be a good day."

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In other news, a Nigerian lady identified as Olusola Ukaegbu has taken to her LinkedIn page to celebrate her 60-year-old landlady who works as a cleaner in a hospital.

Olusola said her landlady who goes by the name Norma Ritters said she would not let the fear of coronavirus stop her from going to work.

When Olusola told her landlady to be careful and take care of herself because of age and coronavirus, the woman responded: "If I stop going to work because of fear, a new epidemic will start, just keep praying for us."

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that the lead pastor at the New Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Richmond, Virginia, US, had passed away a week after contracting COVID-19.

Bishop Gerald Glenn held a church service even after social distancing rules were enforced, vowing to keep preaching unless he was in jail or a hospital.

The pastor held a jam-packed church service on March 22, urging followers to stand up and prove their numbers.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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