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Daughter pleads for people to "stay at home" as father battles coronavirus

The daughter of an ambulance medical technician who's ill with coronavirus has echoed the government's renewed call, for us all to stay at home over the Easter weekend to help save lives.

Jack Frost is in an induced coma in intensive care at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge after developing severe symptoms that worsened.

His daughter, Alexandra Frost who lives in Nottingham said his decline was extremely rapid.

She said: “He's quite well known at the hospital and throughout the ambulance service because he's just got one of those personalities that you can't buy, so a lot of people already know who he is."

Jack works as a ambulance medical technician. Credit: Family photo

I think a lot of people were shocked when he went in initially but for him I think it will have been so strange to go from being the person who takes everyone in to being the person that everyone takes in.

– Alexandra Frost, daughter

Mr Frost joined the East of England Ambulance Service in 2010. Before that he had been an inspector with the Metropolitan Police for 23 years, and prior to that, a diver with the Royal Engineers.

At one point he even helped in the operation to raise the wreck of the Tudor warship - The Mary Rose.

Jack Frost was a diver with the Royal Engineers. Credit: Family photo.

As the outbreak of Covid-19 continues, Jack was desperate for everyone to realise how serious the threat was, and that people should stick to the restrictions put in place by the government and stay at home.

As well as a friend to his colleagues, Mr Frost is also a father, grandfather, uncle and cousin. A fundraising page set up to help his family has already raised more than a thousand pounds.

Alexandra has also set up a page to raise money for the NHS staff caring for her dad.

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