Twin sisters 'who did everything together' die within days of each other after contracting coronavirus

Joe Gamp
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Twin sisters Eileen and Eleanor Andrews died within days of each other after they both contracted COVID-19. (Wales News Service)

Twin sisters “who did everything together” died within days of each other after they both contracted coronavirus, their family has said.

Eileen and Eleanor Andrews, 66, are believed to have contracted the virus at the home they shared together in South Wales.

Eleanor’s son, Stuart Andrews, said his mother was the first to show symptoms. She died on 29 March.

And just four days later, her sister Eileen passed away on 2 April after being admitted to hospital.

The twin sisters, from south Wales, had underlying health conditions. (Wales News Service)

Both sisters had underlying health conditions.

Stuart, of Abercynon, near Pontypridd, said: "It doesn't feel real. It's beginning to take its toll on us and it's getting harder every day."

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Stuart's uncle Phillip, 68, who lived with the twins, is currently in hospital after also testing positive for COVID-19.

Andrews said: "It's terrible, he was still up and about, he was active and to see him go like this you'd think he was a totally different person

His wife Janice also spoke of her sadness, saying: “It doesn’t feel as if it’s real. We feel as if we’re in a horror film or a nightmare and someone is going to wake us up.”

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Andrews said: “That’s what it feels like and it is starting to take its toll on us. It’s getting harder now every day.”

The family of the twin sisters are pleading for the public to follow government advice during the coronavirus lockdown. (Wales News Service)

He urged people to listen to government advice and stay indoors during the UK lockdown.

"You think 'it's not going to happen to me - it's not going to happen to me' because things like this don't happen to us but it does, it does happen,” he continued.

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“Just stay in, because this is the effect of people not staying in, and not listening to the government, you know. We don’t want to put people through what we are going through.”

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