Wolverhampton coronavirus man Alan Steele to be released from hospital

By Dayna Farrington | Wolverhampton | Health | Published:

Wolverhampton honeymooner Alan Steele is set to be released from hospital tomorrow as he continues to show no symptoms of coronavirus.

Wendy Marshall Steele and Alan Steele pictured on their wedding day in Shropshire. Photo: Amanda Reynolds

Lorry driver Mr Steele, from Tettenhall, was moved to hospital in Tokyo on February 6 after testing positive for the virus, while his new wife Wendy remained on board cruise liner Diamond Princess.

Despite testing positive, Mr Steele never showed the symptoms of having coronavirus and is thought to have just been a carrier.

He continued to test negative and has now revealed he will be released from hospital on Wednesday.

Posting on Facebook on Tuesday, he said: "Well I have just had great news. I get out of this prison cell tomorrow."

He is now set to wait for his wife Wendy, who last week celebrated her birthday isolated on the ship.

Mrs Steele, who hasn't yet tested positive for coronavirus, will be stuck on board the ship until the quarantine ends.

On Monday, Alan praised and thanked the staff and crew on the cruise ship where his wife is.

He said: "Lying here trying to sleep and struggling. So much going through my thing was how brilliant and great the crew and staff of the Diamond have been as you have to remember they to are victims of this situation.

"So I know they will be financially rewarded but needed to say on behalf of myself and my wife and I think on behalf of the rest of the passengers, well done you are great ambassadors for your company and thank you very much."

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.


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