A 21-year-old woman has died of coronavirus despite having no underlying medical conditions, her family has said.
Chloe Middleton reportedly had no underlying health problems, and her family have described on Facebook the "unimaginable pain" they are going through after her shocking death.
Chloe’s family are urging people to follow government advice to stay at home.
Mum Diane Middleton, from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, wrote on Facebook: "To all the people out there who think it's just a virus please think again.
"Speaking from a personal experience this so-called virus has taken the life of my 21-year-old daughter."
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Chloe's aunt wrote: "My beautiful, kind hearted 21 year old niece Chloe has passed away from Covid-19. SHE HAD NO UNDERLYING HEALTH ISSUES.
"My loved ones are going through the most unimaginable pain, we are shattered beyond belief.
"The reality of this virus is only just unfolding before our very eyes. Please, please adhere to government guidelines. DO YOUR BIT. Protect yourselves and protect others!"
She continued: "The virus isn't spreading, PEOPLE are spreading the virus.
"Life as we know it has changed dramatically but unless we all act now to protect ourselves and others, the longer this turmoil and anguish will go on. Rest in peace Chloe. Until we meet again…"
The more stringent guidelines issued by the government are aimed at slowing the rate of infections to give NHS staff a chance to treat more severe cases
The measures, outlined by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a special broadcast on Monday, include people only leaving their home for "essential purposes" – which included buying essential food, exercising once per day and – for key workers only – going to work.
The Prime Minister's orders will last for an initial three weeks, when it will be reviewed to see how effective they have been.
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Speaking during the special TV broadcast, which was watched by over 27 million Brits, Mr Johnson said: "Without a huge national effort to halt the growth of this virus, there will come a moment when no health service in the world could possibly cope.
"Because there won't be enough ventilators, enough intensive care beds, enough doctors and nurses."
"If you don't follow the rules the police will have the powers to enforce them, including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
"We will look again in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows we are able to.
"But at present there are just no easy options. The way ahead is hard, and it is still true that many lives will sadly be lost."
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