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'Healthy' man dies alone in coronavirus self-isolation after developing symptoms

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A man described as ‘fit’ and ‘healthy’ died alone at home after developing coronavirus symptoms.

Tim Galley self-isolated after falling unwell, and had to remain separated from girlfriend Donna Cuthbert.

His symptoms started with with a small tickle in his throat, that he developed after going on a stag do on Saturday.

Tim, from Wrexham, North Wales, decided not to go into work on Monday, and started to develop a fever, heartbroken Ms Cuthbert said.

Donna said messages from her partner grew less frequent as the week went on, and his body was discovered at his flat, NorthWalesLive reports.

Tim’s body was taken away from his flat by paramedics in protective clothing.

Donna said: “Of course I was very worried about when he developed the fever, as I was worried about the coronavirus.

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Tim Galley died alone after he self-isolated when he developed coronavirus sympstoms

“But as he wanted to protect me I couldn’t go and visit him,” said Ms Cuthbert, 46.

She added: “As he was getting steadily worse I asked him to phone for an ambulance but he kept on saying to me that he was fine, that he had no underlying health conditions and that they would be too busy dealing with other people.”

On Monday night she messaged her partner of four years, worrying that she wasn’t going to see him for a couple of weeks because they would both have to self-isolate.

His reply was: “Don’t be silly, of course you will.”



Mr Galley failed to return his partner’s calls

Mr Galley, 47, who worked at the M&S Bank, didn’t return any of Ms Cuthbert’s calls after that.

She added: “On Tuesday morning I was panicking as Tim didn’t return my calls. I asked his neighbour to check on him as they had a key. They found him in bed.”

“Paramedics in protective clothing came, and I just can’t bare the thought he was all alone.”



He tragically died alone

Ms Cuthbert, who runs a wedding business, added Mr Galley was “adored by her children”.

“He just had such a massive heart and we had such a wonderful life together.

“We were supposed to be attending my daughter Danielle’s wedding but that has also been cancelled because of the  coronavirus.

“We went on so many holidays and had so many things planned. He was my future.”

She added: “Tim gave me so much love happiness and amazing times.

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“He was so very special to my daughter Danni, and my other children and was ‘pops’ to Olivia and Ariyah and won’t get to meet Ryan and Maxine’s baby.” 

Ms Cuthbert said she hoped people would take coronavirus advice from the government and health professionals seriously.

She said: “Please, please will you all take the advice and stay indoors and follow the rules this virus is serious and taking our loved ones.

“I just want everyone to stay safe and stay home.

“Tim took all the precautions but still this virus got him, my heart is shattered into tiny pieces.”



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