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Lonely blind boy in Covid-hit family tugs at netizens heartstrings


The story of Michael, a blind boy whose family has been hounded by Covid-19, has gone viral among netizens on Sunday.

Wit Nongyai, a Facebook user, said Michael's mother had died due to Covid-19 on Thursday, while the boy's father was being treated at the hospital as he tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.

He explained that neighbours have to send meals to Michael, who lives in a fourth-storey apartment, by using a rope as he does not have any relatives. The food packets are tied to a long rope, which the boy pulls up.

"I would like to ask the government or private agencies to conduct a Covid-19 test on Michael, as he is at risk of infection," he said.

 

Lonely blind boy in Covid-hit family tugs at netizens heartstrings

He added that the cremation of Michael's mother was being held at Wat Pai Lom in Nakhon Pathom province on Sunday.

Published : July 04, 2021

By : The Nation