A father-of-one from London told his mother “I’m not going to make it, mum” before dying of coronavirus.
36-year-old Emeka Nyack, who drove on the Blackfriars to Archway route, was not given proper safety equipment to protect himself and warned about it to his colleagues.
Mr. Nyack was taken to a hospital in March after contracting coronavirus and was put into an induced coma. But, he was sent back home after he recovered.
Four days after being discharged from the hospital, he collapsed and died on Saturday.
His devastated mother, Anne has now revealed Mr. Nyack’s final words. He said, “I’m not going to make it, mum” before he died.
Mrs. Anne said her son was staying at home and was just going to work as he loved his job.
She told MailOnline: “My son didn’t go out anywhere that was risky. He just went from home to work and back again”
“He didn’t choose to be out there risking his life like some idiots who ignore the warnings. He was doing the job he loved to help the country get through this.”
Mrs. Anne said the doctors told the family to go out of the room when he collapsed and died alone before they could say goodbye.
Earlier, Mr. Nyack warned his colleagues about dirty buses and the lack of safety equipment.
Mrs. Anne has slammed the city authorities for putting the lives of the bus workers at risk and not providing them safety equipment.
She has blamed Mayor Sadiq Khan for the death of her son and said he has failed to protect the people who keep the country going.
She said: “It’s just devastating that these drivers work so hard serving the public, taking NHS staff to work, and they are sent to risk their lives in dirty buses with no protection.”
The grieving mother wrote to Mr. Nyack employers Metroline in March and urged them to provide the bus drivers safety equipment to protect themselves and also complained about the dirty buses.
Mr. Nyack is not the only bus driver who died of coronavirus. A total of 10 London Transport employees have died from the deadly virus so far.
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