A worker at one of London’s busiest rail stations has died of coronavirus after having previously been spat at by a man who said he had the new coronavirus, her union said on Tuesday.
The lady, Belly Mujinga, 47, worked in the ticket office at Victoria station. The mother of an 11-year-old daughter, was on the concourse in March when a man assaulted her and a female colleague.
“The man coughed over them and told them he had the virus,” the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) said in a statement.
Both women fell ill within a few days of the incident and Mujinga, who had underlying respiratory problems, was later taken to hospital and put on a ventilator.
She died on April 5, 14 days after the assault at Victoria.
“We are shocked and devastated at Belly’s death,” Manuel Cortes, TSSA General Secretary, said in a statement. “She is one of far too many front-line workers who have lost their lives to coronavirus.”
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