Coronavirus UK: Two British golfers quarantined in Vietnam after super spreader attack

A total of seven Brits so far have caught the deadly coronavirus from a so-called “super spreader” on a flight from London to Da Nang, Vietnam. Newly retired Brits Malcolm Presley, 66, and Alan King, 60, are two of the seven to have caught the virus.

The pair have now been placed in isolation in a Vietnam hospital after testing positive for the virus.

The men had jetted off to Vietnam on a golf trip to celebrate their retirement.

However, their dream holiday was soon turned into a nightmare after they both fell ill just three days into the excursion.

They were rushed to Da Nang hospital after it was discovered an Italian woman – who they had shared their flight from Heathrow with – had contracted the killer bug.

Mr Presley’s wife Antoniela spoke out about her uncertainty surrounding the shock news.

In an Interview with The Sun, she said she’s “really worried” about her husband and had warned him not to go.

She told The Sun: “I have just been told on the phone. I don’t know how he is doing, I’m not sure.

“I don’t know whether I am going to be allowed to go over there and see him.

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“I am really worried.

“I told him not to go, I had a gut feeling.

“I rushed around the day before they were due to fly, looking for masks and hand gel but I couldn’t find them anywhere.”

Two other Brits also had their dream holiday ruined after boarding a flight to Vietnam.


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Glenys and Eric Holmes spent a year planning an escape to Vietnam after Mr Holmes had a cancer scare.

Following the news they had unknowingly flown with an infected passenger, they were consequently ordered to isolate completely.

Mr. Holmes said: “It wasn’t explained to us where we would be going – we were put straight into an ambulance and driven to hospital.

“The rooms there were absolutely disgusting.

“There were cockroaches on the floor, stained, dirty bedding, floor and toilet was filthy.

“It was a disgrace. We refused to go in there.

“We rang the embassy, and were basically told to do as we’d been told or our human rights would be at risk.

“It’s absolutely disgraceful.”

Graham Craddock, 68, and his wife, Mary, 69, are also in quarantine in Hanoi where conditions have been just as bad.

The couple have reported horrifying conditions as they hide away in a room with no toilet or hot water.

However, the couple praised the no-nonsense response of the Vietnamese authorities.

Graham Craddock told the Guardian: “We stayed in the room we were given that night even though the toilet only worked with the use of bucket and bailer.

“I complained to the doctors and the following day we were upgraded to the VIP room. Well at least it had a functioning toilet. The best thing about the hospital wing is that we were alone in it. I am very concerned about picking up infections, not only the virus.”

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