A Jamaican who expressed concern last week that his deportation from the United Kingdom could be a “death sentence” as he had no known relatives here has tested positive for COVID-19 after landing last Wednesday.
Now undergoing treatment as he serves out a mandatory 14 days in isolation, Milton* told The Gleaner that he was not tested for the deadly coronavirus before he left the UK on a charter flight with 12 other deportees last week.
Speaking from his hospital bed, Milton told The Gleaner that he had not been feeling well for about a week prior to the flight, adding that some persons took off their masks during the trip.
Further adding to his emotional stress is the fact that the mother of his two-year-old and three-year-old sons back in Birmingham, England, has had a miscarriage. She was two months pregnant.