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Mother of Four Who Passed Away In Bali Has Been Named

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A British coronavirus patient who died in Indonesia earlier this week has been named as 53-year-old publisher Kimberley Finlayson.

Friends of the mother-of-four paid tribute to her ‘passion, creativity and determination’ after she died in hospital on the island of Bali. 

She is the first British person to be named as a victim of coronavirus.  

The British tourist was admitted to hospital in a critical condition and already suffered from lung disease and diabetes before she was diagnosed with Covid-19, Indonesia’s government says. 

Her husband has reportedly tested negative for the virus but is expected to remain in hospital isolation in Bali for several more days reported the Daily Mail.

Ken Finlayson has tested negative for coronavirus and remains in a Bali hospital
Ken Finlayson has tested negative for coronavirus and remains in a Bali hospital (Image: FMC)

Tributes were paid to Mrs Finlayson on the website Dentistry.co.uk, which hailed her work as a publisher in the dental industry. 

Friends paid tribute to her ‘passion, creativity and determination that will forever be written into the fabric of the business’ which she helped to found. 

‘She demanded much from her people, yet gave back so much more. Her generosity outmatched even her determination to excel.

‘She championed her family with the same fierce pride with which she approached her business, and her four children were the centre of her world.

‘Those fortunate enough to know her will remember a whirlwind of energy and ideas – and an ability to make things happen that few can match.’ 

Reports in Indonesia said she was cremated on Wednesday. 

Local officials said her husband Ken was due to return to the UK soon, but Australian network 7News reports that he is still in hospital. 

Sources said he had initially tested negative for the virus, but would need to be tested again to confirm the result. 

According to local media, the couple had stayed at a hotel between February 29 and March 3. 

Indonesia's government said the 53-year-old tourist with diabetes and lung disease had died in hospital, believed to be the Sanglah hospital in Bali (pictured)
Indonesia’s government said the 53-year-old tourist with diabetes and lung disease had died in hospital, believed to be the Sanglah hospital in Bali (pictured)

On the latter date, Mrs Finlayson was reportedly taken ill with a fever at a private hospital. 

On March 9, which was Monday his week, she was moved to the Sanglah hospital where she later died. 

Reports say at least one hotel connected to the couple has quarantined staff and ordered a deep clean.  

Mr Finlayson is expected to remain in the Sanglah hospital, where his wife had also been treated, for several more days. 

The couple’s four children were not with them on holiday in Bali, it is reported.  

Achmad Yurianto, a government spokesman on efforts to contain the virus, previously said that the British tourist had contracted the virus abroad.  

Mrs Finlayson had already been in critical condition when she was admitted to a hospital, the health ministry official said.   

According to the Bali Post, she was cremated on Wednesday at the Mumbul crematorium on the island. 

She was cremated ‘according to the procedure for handling corpses for people infected with infectious diseases due to viruses’, it is reported.  

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