Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson says his brother has died after contracting COVID-19.
Sharing the news on Twitter, he said that despite medical experts’ efforts to save him, his brother died on Friday evening after being admitted to intensive care.
“We want to thank the dedicated staff risking their lives for us,” he said. “Thank you all for your messages of love and support. Let’s stick together and support each other and win this battle.”
On Friday evening, Mr Anderson had urged people to follow the rules to prevent the spread of the virus.