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Guyanese businessman, Chris Bassoo has died from Covid-19, while being stranded in Brazil with family.
A close friend confirmed the news to Village Voice News, adding that Bassoo had been ill for a while with the disease. “We thought he was going to pull through, but that was not meant to be,” the friend said.
Journalist and businessman woman, Amanda Wilson said she was saddened at the news of Bassoo’s death. Wilson last year had written a feature on Basoo and his family being stranded in Brazil. The feature, which was published in the Guyana Chronicle had state that Chris Bassoo, his spouse Stacy Khemrul and their baby daughter Savannah-Rose have lived in a hotel suite in Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil.
In her feature, Wilson detailed that the Bassoo family’s Brazilian story had started in December 2019 when Chris and Stacy departed Guyana on December 21st on a flight to Suriname, and then travelled to Brazil on December 29th. “Stacy was 34 weeks pregnant then and we were travelling to Brazil to have the baby. This was Stacy’s first trip to Brazil and my second. I came here in 2016 to have my son Zayden-Fox,” Chris shared from his hotel room.
The couple broke the new year in Brasilia.
On Monday Brazil had registered some 27,804 new cases of coronavirus and 618 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours.