John Alagos

Age: 23

Died: April 3, 2020

Profession: Nursing assistant

A 23-year-old has become the third UK nurse to die after caring for coronavirus patients.

John Alagos is thought to be the youngest British medic to succumb to the virus after he collapsed during a 12-hour shift.

His mother, Gina Gustilo, said her son fell ill at Watford General Hospital but was allegedly not allowed to return home due to short-staffing on his ward.

The grieving mum, 50, told the Mail on Sunday : “I asked ‘why didn’t you come home?’ He said he had asked other staff but they said they were short of staff and they did not let him go.”

Ms Gustilo described how she then advised her son to take paracetamol, but just minutes later, found him unconscious and “turning blue” in his bed.

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