Why we should all take a moment to remember victims of Covid-19 in Leeds - YEP Comment

Plans have been announced to hold a minute’s silence in memory of a Leeds nurse who died one year ago from Covid-19.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 6:00 am
A memorial mass will be held at Leeds Minster this weekend.

Khuli Nkala, who worked for Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, died on April 17 last year after contracting coronavirus.

Now, one year on, the NHS trust is organising a minute’s silence at 10am on Saturday, as well as an online memorial mass at Leeds Minster the following day.

“His presence was felt by all who came into contact with him,” Cathy Woffendin, director of nursing professions at the trust said.

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The anniversary of Khuli’s death is poignant reminder of the pain felt by many in Leeds who are continuing to grieve for loved ones lost during the pandemic.

As lockdown measures are gradually easing, and society opening up once again in tandem, it is important that we never forget how deadly this virus can be.

And we should all take a moment this weekend to reflect and remember those lost to Covid-19.