A week after he lost his father to COVID-19, British boxer Anthony Yarde suffered a second family tragedy when his grandmother died of the dreaded virus Thursday. The 28-year-old revealed the news through a heart-breaking Instagram story, informing of his father and his mother’s passing just days apart. Also Read - UP News: 21 Fresh Coronavirus Cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar, Total Tally at 591

Yarde’s father, who the boxer said had been “fit with no health issues”, died last Friday. Also Read - Procure And Stock PPE Kits, Oxygen Masks For 3 Months, Delhi Govt Directs Hospitals Amid Rise in COVID-19 Cases

“My dad and his mother have passed just days apart,” the light-heavyweight fighter wrote on social media, while urging people to stay home and follow the protocol. “It’s serious! People are still going out when they don’t need to. I know there’s a lot of opinions about Covid-19 and I have mine but I just know opinions ain’t worth risking your life and others. Just stay home.” Also Read - Coronavirus in Gurugram: Private Hospitals to Face Action if Patients Refused Treatment

As on Friday, the death toll in the UK had shot up by 23 percent, with a total of 3605 cases succumbing to the COVID-19 in a day from 684 on April 2. British government scientists say that the country would be doing well if it kept the coronavirus death toll below 20,000.

Yarde’s promoter Frank Warren offered his condolences to the boxer for his loss. “We are extremely sad to learn that Anthony Yarde has now lost his nan to the coronavirus,” he wrote on Twitter.

“We can’t begin to imagine what Anthony and his family are going through and our sincere condolences go out to them. Please listen to his heartfelt personal plea, stay at home to save lives.”. The government scientists have said that the country would be doing well if it kept the number of deaths below 20,000.