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  • well this week we're reporting on the impact of the pandemic in one of the most densely populated parts of the UK, and that is the borough of Tower Hamlets, which is in east London in the vanguard of the fight to deal with Cove in 19 other staff off the Royal London Hospital, which serves a large South Asian community in that area.

  • In tonight's special report, Clive Marie looks at what happens when the doctors and nurses have done their very best.

  • For those in their care.

  • His report does contain some distressing detail.

  • It's hard to comprehend how historic these times are when you're living them.

  • Its distance that will aid clarity.

  • The lives and jobs lost because of Corona virus are destined to become chapter headings, not footnotes in the public record.

  • On in one corner of the East End, the work of a tiny more will become part of London's narrative.

  • All the communities here have been hit by the Corona virus, but this place up on running in a matter of days serves the desperate burial needs of the Muslim Asian community hit hardest by the disease.

  • Some of the victims come from the nearby Royal London Hospital, having prayed much of their lives in the East London mosque.

  • At the height, we were dealing with around 25 bodies daily coming into the more because of these symmetries and other funeral services want able to cope.

  • The leadership of the East London mosque felt it had a duty to intervene when Muslim dead began to pile up.

  • It's beyond really a comprehension.

  • People would have this guilt inside the family and the community that we couldn't do the right thing for deceased, especially the ones that suddenly passed away, you know, So it would have been a guilt that would have Bean felt throughout our lives.

  • You know this This lady phoned us up in the mosque and said, Well, look, I've got my dad Would I passed away in the hospital.

  • My mommy's contending In my whole, I can't see her because I have to be away from her.

  • And I can't see my dad before he is buried.

  • This is this kind of situation that we had.

  • It brings tears to my eyes.

  • Now, even now talking about it, this is how bad it was.

  • You know, people felt so helpless It's often when we feel helpless that some turn to faith while the Royal London maybe one of the leading teaching hospitals in the world, there's always a little corner for what's important.

  • The Muslim chaplain here is Imam Farooq Siddiqi, and he's proud of the Royal London's links to one of the biggest Muslim communities in Britain.

  • He's about to see a patient whose underlying health conditions were complicated by Cove.

  • In 19 we would give him permission to fill.

  • She's clinging onto life, but has refused any final medical intervention to save her When eventually the time comes a bomb for the dying.

  • Farook's had to recite these words so many times in this pandemic.

  • Farouk, just how important is it for that kind of prayer to take place?

  • It's It's really important for not just the patient but her Children on the kind of extended family.

  • It is a kind of source of comfort for them to know that they had a chaplain, a religious figure.

  • Come, say some praise for comfort.

  • And this may be the last time they're able to speak on DSI.

  • The three most important words in afraid, which is love Mohammed or so that there is no God but God.

  • Meanwhile, death appears two floors above on the Corona virus wards.

  • It's been a difficult night for the team here.

  • They lost full patients, everyone a tragedy.

  • And at the height of the pandemic on one night, 11 people died.

  • Now this is one of the vacant empty beds left behind.

  • We've seen how medics battle to save the life of one man and again go ready, ravaged by cove in 19.

  • And sister Becky Smith told us, Ah, heartbreaking verdict.

  • We will make a decision about whether it's appropriate to continue with what we're doing at the moment.

  • A bit of dignity.

  • Well, the patient's name was Krishna Pillai yoga, and the decision was made to stop his life saving drugs.

  • A white partition was placed around his bed and back.

  • His face was the last one he saw take us into the cubicle.

  • At that moment, I just sat on a chair and just held his hand to be with him.

  • In that time, it was very quick experience.

  • In that way, we'll give the patient a full washed together so two nurses will always give them a wash.

  • Put them in some new clothes so that they can be sent away with a lot of dignity and respect for their board in for their life.

  • Do you take any of this home?

  • I think hidden these current times with covert.

  • It's a lot harder to separate things because you feel like it could be your dad.

  • It could be your mom because it's so close to home for everybody in the world.

  • At the moment, it's difficult because it's happening every day, so you do definitely take it home.

  • We don't like to leave behind mawr than an empty bed for the shadow we cost to be benign.

  • Those who chronicle this time of Corona virus will record that this hospital and the community it served try toe work together to leave a legacy off which both could be proud on tomorrow night's program racing class.

  • In the time of Cove in 19 all of us cannot be baptise.

  • Somebody have to be a doctor if someone would have to be a days and so you have to be a domestic.

  • What are you on?

  • Those hoping for burial in the soil of their birth but stranded in the UK Clive Myrie BBC News That was the latest in our special report this week on the impact of the pandemic in one part of east London.

well this week we're reporting on the impact of the pandemic in one of the most densely populated parts of the UK, and that is the borough of Tower Hamlets, which is in east London in the vanguard of the fight to deal with Cove in 19 other staff off the Royal London Hospital, which serves a large South Asian community in that area.

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