London, February 2 Tom Moore, a centenarian of the United Kingdom, who raised tens of millions of pounds to fight against the coronavirus pandemic, died of COVID-19 on the 2nd, only two days before he was hospitalized for treatment.
Moore’s family issued a statement on the same day saying that Moore had family with him in the last hours of his life.
Moore’s last year of life was extraordinary. “He regained his vitality and experienced what he had hoped for”.
Moore was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus recently, and was hospitalized on January 31.
The British royal family and dignitaries expressed their condolences to the anti-pandemic fund-raising hero on the 2nd.
British Prime Minister Johnson said on social media that Moore’s solidarity in the “deepest post-war crisis” of the pandemic has inspired everyone. His good deeds not only inspired the British, but also brought hope to people all over the world.
Moore is a World War II veteran in Bedfordshire, central England.
He launched the Walking Fundraising Challenge in April 2020, with the goal of walking around his yard 100 times with a walker before his centennial on April 30, and to raise a donation of 1,000 pounds for anti-pandemic medical staff.
His good deeds inspired and touched countless people, and people around the world gave generously, eventually raising more than 32 million pounds for the British NHS, which led Moore to set the Guinness World Record for the most personal fundraising by walking.
According to the data released by the British government on the 2nd, there were 16,840 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country on the same day, with a total of 3,852,623 confirmed cases and 10,013 deaths.