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'We've already lost Dad to coronavirus - and now our mother is battling virus in nursing home'

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John and Nell McGroddy both contracted the coronavirus in the nursing home where they lived

John and Nell McGroddy both contracted the coronavirus in the nursing home where they lived

Devoted couple: Nell and John McGroddy had been married for 50 years

Devoted couple: Nell and John McGroddy had been married for 50 years

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John and Nell McGroddy both contracted the coronavirus in the nursing home where they lived

A heartbroken son who lost his father to Covid-19 has described his fears for his mother, who is also battling the killer virus after contracting it in the same nursing home.

John and Nell McGroddy tested positive for coronavirus within days of each other.

John (82) passed away on Sunday and Nell (79), his wife of 50 years, is still being treated for the illness.