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British WWII veteran Tom Moore dies from Covid-19

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Captain Moore was 100 years old; he helped doctors colllect money to combat the disease
22:19, 2 February 2021

Captain Tom Moore
Captain Tom Moore/Twitter

100-year-old Tom Moore, the veteran of the British army who collected money to support British doctors fight the coronavirus pandemic died from complications caused by Covid-19. This is mentioned on his official account on Twitter.

The veteran's family announce his death on Tuesday, February 2. Prior to that, the man was undergoing treatment from pneumoinia, when doctors also detected symptoms of coronavirus. Due to respiratory problems, he was taken to a hospital. He stayed in the therapy unit. 

When the pandemic began in 2020, Captain Moore started helping doctors colllect money to combat the disease in his country. He promised to walk 2,5 kilometers on his 100th birthday; Moore offered those who wished to support him to offer some funds to help the medics.

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Starting from April 8, the army veteran walked 10 circles around his house every day. His efforts won hearts of people all over the world. Moore managed to raise GBP 33 million with this campaign.

When the man turned 100, Queen Elizabeth II dubbed Moore a knight.

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