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Girl, 5, rushed to hospital with Kawasaki disease after recovering from coronavirus

The devastated father of a 5 year old girl who has been rushed to hospital suffering with organ failure has hit out at government plans to reopen schools.

Teacher Piers Roberts said his family were “heart broken” after his daughter, Scarlett, who had contracted the coronavirus before the schools were closed and had recovered, was hospitalized. He said she had been “fit and healthy” for the past 6 weeks before becoming seriously ill with Kawasaki disease, which causes organ failure. The family’s concerns regarding the reopening of schools comes as Michael Gove defended government plans, saying that all the necessary precautions would be in place to protect children and teachers as they returned.

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