Tributes pour in for British rail worker who died after being spat at by man who said he had the coronavirus
Because of the coronavirus restrictions in place in Britain, only 10 people were allowed to attend Mujinga’s funeral.
The assault on both rail workers and Mujinga’s death became the subject of a flood of public grief and anger in the United Kingdom, amid a national conversation about when and how to reopen after almost two months of lockdown.
British Transport Police confirmed Tuesday it had launched an investigation into Mujinga’s death, calling on anyone with information about the incident to come forward. Her photos plastered the front pages of British newspapers Wednesday as donations spiked on a fundraising page created to help support her family.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson called her death “tragic” and said the incident was “utterly appalling.”
Speaking to ITV News, Mujinga’s husband said she returned from work on the day of the assault “feeling very sad.” While it is impossible to say for certain when or how she contracted the virus, her job, like that of many deemed essential, put her in harm’s …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]