21 Apr 2020

First Sikh A&E consultant dies after contracting coronavirus

Home Affairs Correspondent

As the death toll from Covid-19 continues to rise, so does the number of healthcare workers dying from the disease.

Last night it claimed the life of one of the country’s most eminent accident and emergency doctors.

Manjeet Singh Riyat was the first Sikh A and E consultant appointed in the UK. The 52-year-old died at the hospital where he worked.