The family of a GP who died while being treated for suspected coronavirus say he sacrificed his life for his job.
Dr Habib Zaidi, 76, died in intensive care at Southend Hospital, Essex, 24 hours after being taken ill on Tuesday.
His daughter Dr Sarah Zaidi, also a GP, said he showed “textbook symptoms” of the virus.
If test results confirm he had Covid-19, he would be the first doctor in the UK to die after contracting the virus.
Dr Sarah Zaidi told the BBC: “For that to be the thing that took him is too much to bear. It is reflective of his sacrifice. He had a vocational attitude to service.
“He was treated as a definitive case. There is little clinical doubt it is coronavirus, the test