EastEnders star Tony Clay praises NHS as dad beats coronavirus

EastEnders star Tony Clay has sent his love to the NHS heroes who helped save his dad’s life after he battled coronavirus for four weeks in intensive care.

The actor, who plays Callum Highway in the BBC soap, publicly thanked healthcare workers on the frontline for getting his father fighting fit and finally back home.

Sharing the news on social media, Tony wrote: ‘After 4 weeks on a ventilator in intensive care, a tracheostomy & a 9 week stay in 3 different hospitals, today my Dad is finally home!!

‘THANK YOU NHS!!! You are true angels & I love you all.’ (Sic)

He added: ‘So much love to anyone going through this right now. There is hope.’

‘So glad he’s home, sending all my love and thoughts to you and everyone else going through this,’ wrote one.

Echoing a similar sentiment, another added: ‘Sending so much love to you and your family Tony, and to the wonderful NHS workers who are there saving lives everyday.’

At the time of writing, a total of 248,293 people have tested positive for the virus in the UK.

The death toll is approaching 36,000, with a further 363 people passing away from Covid-19 today.

EastEnders is to resume filming in June after coronavirus lockdown.

BBC’s director of content Charlotte Moore revealed last week that the soap is planning on returning to filming by the end of June.

She wrote in The Telegraph: ‘We’ve been looking carefully at how we can safely put some of our shows back into production, and I’m pleased to announce that we plan to begin filming again on both EastEnders and Top Gear by the end of June.’

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