The last victim of the coronavirus in Australia is remembered as being “kind, attentive and friendly who loved his family”.
Alf Jordan died in Victoria Hospital on Friday evening of the killer COVID-19, killing 107 people in Australia.
The beloved grandfather recently celebrated his 90th birthday alone due to the coronavirus in a nursing home in Werribee.
Her broken-hearted family went to Facebook to share the tragic news and asked everyone to stay home to slow the spread of the virus.
Alf Jordan became the 107th death in Australia after his death overnight due to the killer COVID-19
Mr. Jordan is remembered as “one of a kind” after his death overnight from COVID-19
“It is with a heavy heart that I say, today Alf has lost his fight against Covid,” wrote his granddaughter Gabrielle Cordwell.
“So many memories with this good soul. Anyone who knew him knows that he was certainly one of a kind!
“RIP Alf, we will miss you.
His family told Nine News that he recently celebrated his 90th birthday alone and was a big fan of Collingwood Magpies.
“Until he got sick with COVID-19, he could tell you every day what it was about,” they said in a statement.
‘Alf loved the’ Pies. Whenever he met someone new, his first question was: Who were they barracking for? And if he already knew you, there were no “hello” greetings, he was just yelling “Go” Pies “! “
“It is with a heavy heart that I say, today Alf has lost his fight against Covid”, wrote his granddaughter Gabrielle
Mr. Jordan’s family said he was a big fan of Collingwood Magpie
Cordwell said it was devastating not being able to say goodbye to her beloved grandfather.
“At 90, you understand that it is inevitable that he will die. But a week ago, he was fine, “she told Herald Sun.
“He shouldn’t have died alone in a hospital bed.
“He has spent the past 90 years with his family loving him and then dying alone is the most painful thing.
“It’s hard to know that he had to be alone. We couldn’t say goodbye to her.
Mr. Jordan became the 23rd person to die from COVID-19 in Victoria
Victoria recorded a total of 216 positive cases on Saturday as the state struggles to contain the virus.
There are currently 1,249 known active cases in the state.
Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, in the northern part of the state, have since returned to the lockdown of stage 3 and while the state is fighting a second wave.
CORONAVIRUS IN AUSTRALIA: 9,553
New South Wales: 3,474
Western Australia: 634
South Australia: 443
Australian Capital Territory: 113
Northern Territory: 30
TOTAL CASES: 9,553
CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 1,287
Residents are only allowed to leave their homes for four reasons: exercise, work, purchase of essential items and medical care.
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews reminded all Victorians that “we are together” as they work to contain the virus.
“As embarrassing and difficult as it may be, we cannot deny the reality of the situation we face, and we cannot pretend that doing anything other than following the rules will get us to the other side” , did he declare.
Lockouts are also encouraged to wear face masks if the 1.5 meter safety distance cannot be maintained.
“By an abundance of caution, by the fact that it is relatively easy, we should ask all Victorians when they are out of their house, and this mainly concerns the metropolis of Melbourne and Mitchell Shire … this is our request to you (to wear a mask), “said Andrews on Friday.
“It’s not mandatory, we’re just asking that if you can wear a mask without distance, that’s exactly what we would like you to do.”
“It’s a relatively small contribution, but one that could make a very big difference. “
The state government has already ordered two million reusable masks and one million single-use masks for communities to slow the spread of the deadly virus.