Family left “absolutely devastated” after mum, 52 catches coronavirus and dies abroad

The husband of a British woman who died in Bali after contracting coronavirus has said he has “lost half of himself”.

Kimberley Finlayson, 52, had underlying health conditions and had two emergency operations in an Indonesian government hospital before dying on holiday.

The couple, from Hertfordshire, England, was able to say goodbye “for a few minutes” before her death on 11 March.

Ken Finlayson said he and his four children were “absolutely devastated” to lose her.

Mr Finlayson, warned others about travelling abroad and said perhaps the outcome for his wife might have been different if she had been treated in the UK.

“The lesson for the British public to realise is that if you go to these places then people really mean well but you’re giving up that level of care which we expect,” he said.

“You are playing Russian roulette with your lives if you become critical.

“Mistakes were being made. I don’t believe… if this happened in a Barnet Hospital, I believe our great NHS would have saved Kimberley.”

Mr Finlayson has tested negative for the virus so far but the UK government expects many people to be infected with the illness in the UK in the coming weeks and months.

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