- Thomas Macias, a man from California, contracted the coronavirus after attending a party
- He posted his regret on Facebook on June 20 and also advised people to take the disease seriously
- Macias died of Covid-19 a day after posting his regret on Facebook
PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!
A man from California who posted his regret on Facebook after attending a party where he contracted Covid-19 has died of the deadly disease.
Thomas Macias attended the party in early June, and on June 20, he wrote an impassioned message on Facebook in which he lamented ignoring social distancing advise.
Briefly.co.za learned that a day after posting his regret on Facebook, Macias succumbed to the deadly disease, NBC News reports.
READ ALSO: Gauteng looking at 'harder' restrictions including alcohol ban
READ ALSO: Angie Motshekga: Politicians meet online but kids must go to school
Macias, who was a truck driver, regretted putting his family's health in jeopardy, adding that it was a painful experience for him.
Macias had hoped to survive the disease with God's help, but he died on 21 June.
In his Facebook post, Macias advised people to take the coronavirus seriously, saying it is no joke.
He had written on Facebook:
"If you have to go out wear a mask and practice social distancing."
Yesterday America set a new world record by reporting over 58 000 new positive Covid-19 cases in 24 hours. This as social distancing and even wearing masks is still debated by the leadership of the country.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!