Family and school pay tribute to ‘superb’ teacher after Covid-19 death

Dr Douval Thompson-Davis, 59, from Greenford, London, tested positive for the virus while he was in hospital being treated for a muscle tear in his arm. His cousin, Ade Daramy, 65, a journalist from The Gambia, said the news came as a “red flag” for the family, as Dr Thompson-Davis suffered kidney problems and they knew people with underlying health conditions were susceptible to the illness. “The family were not allowed in to see him but the hospital staff put the phone to his ear and they sang songs to him and reminisced with him,” Mr Daramy said. But he found his passion in teaching, Mr Daramy said, and later joined Greenford High School as a science teacher 12 years ago. “He was a bubbly character and always smiling.” Greenford High School is collecting sympathy cards on behalf of Dr Thompson-Davis’ family, as well as creating a virtual book of condolence for students and parents to share their memories.