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Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, the first 13-year-old boy known to have died in England after testing positive for coronavirus, was buried without any immediate family as they self-isolated.
None of Ismail’s immediate family was able to attend after two of his six siblings started showing symptoms of the virus.
The coffin carrying the body of 13-year-old Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab was lowered to the ground in a cemetery in southeast London by four people wearing protective suits, gloves and face masks.
Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab Age
was 13 years old
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Ismail, from Brixton, south London, died alone in hospital early Monday.
Family friend Mark Stephenson said his brother and sister developed mild symptoms such as loss of temperature and taste.
Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab Health Before Corona Virus
Ismail, who has no obvious health problems, was described by his family as a “soft and kind” boy with a “warming” smile after his death.
The day after he was admitted to King’s College Hospital, he tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday and died at 3 am on Monday when his lungs collapsed and he suffered a heart attack.
Funeral of Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab
A ceremony was held Friday afternoon, led by Sheikh Sharif Zain, at the Muslim cemetery dedicated to the Eternal Gardens in Kemnal Park, Chislehurst.
A small crowd of bereaved stood apart as they prayed, following social distancing guidelines.
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He added that it was “devastated” for Ismail’s mother and siblings to be able to go to the funeral while isolating themselves.
They had hoped to follow the funeral on air but failed, so Mr. Stephenson called before and after to keep them up to date.
He said there were other relatives as well.
Speaking briefly at the ceremony, Stephenson said that although Ismail’s life was short, the tragic news of his death during the pandemic meant prayers were offered to him and his family from around the world.
Mr Stephenson told mourners: “His death from coronavirus at a young age is undoubtedly devastating for the family.
“While only a handful of people are here to pray, it is comforting to know that being the youngest person to die from coronavirus also means the prayers and prayers of thousands of people, not only in the UK but around it. It is also offered to the world for Ishmael and his family.”
Applying to GoFundMe for the family, Stephenson said before the ceremony that he has been comforted by the numerous messages of support since Ismail’s death.
Mr. Stephenson, principal of Medina College, where Ismail’s sister works, set up the GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral expenses and for the family who lost Ismail’s father to cancer.
More than £70,000 was raised on Friday afternoon, well beyond the £4,000 target.