Liverpool Mayor’s Brother Dies From CCP Virus

By Lily Zhou
Lily Zhou
Lily Zhou
Lily Zhou is an Irish-based reporter focusing on UK news. Lily first joined the Chinese edition of The Epoch Times before turning her focus on the UK in 2020.
October 17, 2020Updated: October 17, 2020

The older brother of Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson died on Oct. 16 from COVID-19, the disease caused by CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, the mayor said.

“Despite the efforts of all the staff @LivHospitals ICU my brother sadly died at 10:45 last night,” Anderson wrote on Twitter. “We want to thank the dedicated staff risking their lives for us. Thank you all for your messages of love and support.”

Anderson said on Friday that his brother was in intensive care.

“10 mins ago my sister-in-law a Nursing Sister has told me my eldest brother her husband has got Covid-19 he is in the Royal @LivHospitals in the ICU in a very serious condition,” Anderson wrote on Twitter.

Anderson included in the tweet a video featuring Dr. Richard Wenstone, critical care consultant at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, showing CCP virus patients in ICU in the hospital.

The mayor urged people to follow the restriction measures.

Liverpool is currently on “very high” CCP virus alert level and under a tier 3 lockdown. Anderson said on Friday that he never fully supported the government’s three-tiered system.

“I challenged the closure of gyms, we talked about the hospitality sector being hit,” he told the BBC.

He said it wasn’t fair that the hospitality sector has to close while it shares equal blame for infections with schools and higher education, retail, and the community.

The mayor said he wanted a so-called national “circuit-breaker” lockdown to stop the spread of the virus, a measure suggested by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

The government has so far avoided another national lockdown, attempting to balance the benefits with the harm the government’s restriction measures would bring.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the financial consequences of a second lockdown would be “disastrous.”