Which is better: the papas or the horn?
A Queensland man has died from a rare and severe form of coronavirus in the northern Queensland city of Hornsby after contracting the pandemic-causing virus from a cat in the wild.
The man, who had a history of heart problems, had not yet been diagnosed with the condition, but his family had been told his condition was in the “danger zone”.
“It was just heartbreaking.
He was a very loving and caring person,” his father, Mark Horn, told AAP.
Mr Horn said his son was in his early 20s and was working as a chef.
“We are really heartbroken and we don’t know what happened to him, but we can’t believe it,” he said.
“The family has not had any contact with him since.”
He was just a lovely, loving, good-hearted, kind person.
He always had a smile on his face.
“Mr Horn’s wife, Sarah, who is in her late 60s, said the couple had a “normal” life but had never experienced the “horror” of losing their beloved pet.”
I just want to let them know that we are all in pain and we need your prayers,” she said.
Ms Horn said the man’s sister had to have surgery to remove the blood clot in his heart.”
It’s like a piece of my soul is gone, but I don’t want to lose my brother,” she added.
The condition has been linked to the highly contagious virus which has been spreading rapidly in the Pacific and Central America.”
Our family is very devastated,” Mr Horn said.
The coronaviral pandemic is believed to have begun in March and is affecting Australia, the United States and New Zealand.
The virus has killed more than 7,000 people worldwide and has killed thousands of others, prompting calls for increased efforts to contain it.