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Dad and grandmother with coronavirus die within the same 24 hours as each other

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A father and grandmother from the same family died after contracting coronavirus within 24 hours of each other. Patricia Barnett, 73, was in a nursing home and Robert Ashton, 53, had been admitted to hospital after being diagnosed with cancer.

They both caught coronavirus and later died in April, as cases soared during the pandemic's first wave. Daughter and granddaughter Emma Ashton has described the pain of losing two loved ones from the virus and the impact on her family, reports Wales Online Emma said: "Because my nan was in the nursing home we couldn't see her for three weeks before because they'd already locked down, and on April 7 at 7am we'd had a phone call to say we needed to go and see her because she was very critical

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