Nurse who returned to the frontline 'sacrificed life for his patients', family tells ITV News

A London nurse who died with coronavirus "sacrificed his life for his patients", his family said today.

Ken Lambatan went back to frontline nursing after working in a research laboratory at St George's Hospital, Tooting.

Speaking to ITV News from the Philippines his brother Ezel said the 33-year-old was fit and healthy with no obvious medical condition before he caught the virus.

Mr Lambatan, who specialised in the treatment of heart patients, answered a call for extra nursing staff to cope with the coronavirus surge.

He was taken to St Thomas's Hospital by ambulance after falling ill and spent more than a week on a ventilator. He died on Monday.

His brother described him as a hero.