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‘Wonderful’ nurse dies of coronavirus leaving daughter, 4, behind

Tributes have been paid to nurse Vivian Chikwan Ng, who has died aged 28 after testing positive for coronavirus

Tributes have been paid to nurse Vivian Chikwan Ng (Picture: MEN)

Tributes have been paid to a nurse who died at home after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

Vivian Chikwan Ng, 28, of Middleton, Greater Manchester, started experiencing symptoms of coronavirus on May 21.

She died just six days later on May 27.

Vivian was on kidney dialysis and her partner Tony Sheridan recently discovered he matched as a kidney donor, with an operation in the process of being arranged.

The couple have a daughter named Skye, four,  and were also planning a wedding.

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Tributes have been paid to nurse Vivian Chikwan Ng, who has died aged 28 after testing positive for coronavirus

Vivian Chikwan Ng died from coronavirus aged 28 (Picture: MEN)

Vivian was a Phlebotomist, taking blood samples, at North Manchester General Hospital.

Vivian’s father, Simon, said: “She is a good daughter to have, a loving caring mother to Skye.

“She put everyone in front of herself, hardworking, even when she is not well.

“She loved her job and had a lovely team to work with at the hospital.”

Colleagues released balloons in tribute during the NHS Clap for Our Carers on Thursday.

Tributes have been paid to nurse Vivian Chikwan Ng, who has died aged 28 after testing positive for coronavirus

Vivian has a four-year-old daughter (Picture: MEN)

Vivian was an active member of St Michael’s Church, in Middleton.

Reverend Jackie Calow, speaking on behalf of the family, described Vher as ‘loving, gentle and wonderful’.

She said:  ‘Vivian was beautiful on the outside but it was her inner being that was the most beautiful. 

‘Her gentle nature, inspiring spirit, kind and generous heart and mind were all gifts we have been blessed to see and receive.

‘Her immense strength battling diabetes, her pure joy proclaiming the love of her Lord has been truly inspiring, but it is the great love of all her family, for love given and love received, that we must give thanks for today.

‘No matter how sad we feel, it is nothing compared to what they are feeling. Please hold them all in your prayers, each hurting in a different way. RIP lovely lady, an angel a warrior.’

Rev Calow said it has been difficult for the church community and Vivan’s friends as the family are in quarantine and they cannot visit them to offer their support.

Her colleagues have launched a fundraising appeal for her family.

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