Adil El Tayar, an organ transplant consultant has become the first working NHS surgeon to die in the United Kingdom from coronavirus.
Adil had worked around the world including in Saudi Arabia, Sudan as well as at St Mary’s and St George’s hospitals in London.
His family said Dr El Tayar died on 25 March at West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth, west London.
The British Ambassador to Sudan has paid tribute along with journalist Zeinab Badawi – Dr El Tayar’s cousin.
Dr El Tayar had been self-isolating after developing symptoms around mid-March and he was admitted to hospital on 20 March.