Susanna Reid pays poignant tribute to doctors who died fighting coronavirus

Susanna Reid was seen struggling to fight back tears on Good Morning Britain as she paid tribute to the NHS doctors

Dr Alfa Sa’adu, 68, who returned to the NHS in order to help the coronavirus fight, and Thomas Harvey, a father of seven, both lost their lives while due to complications caused by Covid-19.

They join Adil El Tayar, an organ specialist, GP Habib Zaidi, and Amged El- Hawrani, and ENT specialist, who had also previously lost their lives.

Susanna was clearly taken aback by the news and was heard clearing her throat as she continued to pay tribute.

‘We thank you for your service,’ she added, with cameras revealing she had been choking up as she announced the news.

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The news comes as it was revealed by the World Health Organisation that the number of coronavirus cases hit one million.

Yesterday, it was revealed there were 29,474 cases of coronavirus in the UK, with a staggering further 563 people dying from the virus in the country. 

This brings the total number of deaths in the country to 2,352. 

Susanna’s upset comes after the government come under fire for not preparing for the outbreak effectively enough, with protection equipment running low across the NHS.

Yesterday, Piers Morgan stated on the show that he thought the extent of the issue was being hidden from the public, and demanded answers from GMB guests.

‘Germany is testing 10 times as many people every day as we are in this country,’ Piers said.

‘We’re the sixth biggest economy in the world. How did this happen? We’ve got 8,000 ventitlators, that’s going to be nowhere near enough for what is coming over the next two weeks.’

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV.

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