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Traveleyes founder thanks NHS following ‘terrifying’ coronavirus battle

The founder of Traveleyes has thanked the NHS for its “amazing work” as he battles coronavirus in Leeds General Infirmary. 

Amar Latif tweeted from his hospital bed having spent six days receiving treatment for the deadly virus. 

He said he hoped his release from hospital was imminent but described his experience as “terrifying”.

In a video which accompanied his post, Latif said: “I’ve been here for six days because I contracted corona. Before that I was unwell for a week and it’s been the most terrifying experience.

“Until two days ago I literally thought that I was not going to make it and that this was where life ended – on this ward.

“I’m so happy that I’m able to go home today or tomorrow. I found it really hard to breath but I’m really happy to be alive. So you may get bored in your house, but just think ‘you’re alive’. I’m so looking forward to going home and just living life.”

Traveleyes was set up in 2004 and began trading in 2005. It takes groups – half of which are blind and the other half fully sighted – on adventure holidays.

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