- The onslaught of the Coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of two aged couple who have been married for 70 years
- Margaret and Derek Firth who have been in love since they were 14 died days apart after contracting the virus
- Their daughter, Barbara claims her dad, Derek, probably wouldn't have contracted the virus if he had not gone to visit his ailing wife
While significant progress has been made in the fight against the COVID-19 virus, this hasn't stopped it from still causing harm and claiming innocent lives, especially the aged.
Old lovebirds, Margaret and Derek Firth, who have been in love since they were 14, are the latest victims to have fallen due to the virus.
The couple, according to Manchester Evening News, got married in 1950 and have lived in Partington for a long while.
Perhaps, the only consolation to Margaret and Derek (both aged 91), was that they got to see each other before they passed on last week at the Trafford General Hospital, United Kingdom.
Margaret first contracted the virus and was moved to the Wythenshawe Hospital before she was transferred to Trafford General Hospital. Coincidentally, her husband followed the same process.
Manchester Evening News reports that the doctors took the decision to unite the couple at the hospital where they passed on as they had a scare that Margaret had little time to live. The duo was said to have had other health issues along with the COVID-19.
Their daughter, Barbara Firth, is of the opinion that she wouldn't have been an orphan at this point in time.
The 50-year-old said:
"It was quite a sad moment, but it was really lovely that they were both there together.
"I got a call to say we're not happy with her, we think that she may go, would somebody like to visit.
"And of course, my dad jumped at the chance to go and see her in hospital.
"I think that is probably where he has contracted it, but to be honest he probably wouldn't have had it any other way.
"There's no way he wasn't going to not go and see her."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported about a couple of 53 years who died of COVID-19 within an hour of each other.
The disclosure was made by their son who told CNN that Betty and Curtis Tarpley met in school and fell in love with each other.
The couple, who had two kids, went to the same high school in Illinois and began their love story in California as adults till they breathed their last as a result of COVID-19.