Pizza Hut closes after delivery driver dies of coronavirus

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A Pizza Hut delivery driver and father of four has died after contracting coronavirus.

Mark Lynn, 35, from Liverpool began to develop mild coronavirus symptoms at the end of March which included a fever and mild cough.

But on Friday, March 27, Mark suffered breathing difficulties and collapsed and was taken to Aintree hospital by ambulance.




As his condition deteriorated he was put into intensive care and placed on a ventilator, the Liverpool Echo reports.

After spending almost a month in hospital, Mark died on Saturday in the Intensive Care Unit of Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester.

Mark's heartbroken fiancee has paid tribute to her childhood sweetheart and father to her four children Ashleigh, 11, Connor, 10, nine-year-old Thomas and Ivy-Rose, who is one and a half.

Mark, who worked part time as a delivery driver for Pizza Hut, had been engaged to partner Danielle Stone.

The pair have been together for 13 years and had planned to get married in the near future.

Danielle said he suffered from asthma but besides that he was healthy before he contracted the virus.

Danielle told the ECHO: "He was in hospital for almost a month when he passed away. I managed to see him a few days before he died at Wythenshawe hospital along with some of his family.

"It's absolutely heartbreaking for him to die at such a young age. He had his whole life ahead of him. It just breaks my heart that this has happened.

"A lot of people knew Mark. He was very popular. He was the sort of person who would do anything for anyone.

"He loved camping and fishing. He was a lovely lad and he had no faults.

"He was such a kind person and was a brilliant father to the kids."

Danielle said the current social distancing measures had made it particularly difficult to grieve for Mark because she was unable to be with family members at this difficult time.

She added: "It's really difficult not being able to see the family during lockdown when he was ill and especially now.

"I want people to know how loving and caring and thoughtful he was and how much everyone cared about him.

"He had a lot of spirit and he was loved by a lot of people."

Mark was described as a much loved "partner, dad, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend."

The Pizza Hut where he worked was closed, with deep cleaning taking place and exposed staff placed in self-isolation.

Source: Mirror