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By Leah Fox


A brave teenage cancer patient who hasn’t been outside for weeks has issued a desperate warning to people ignoring the coronavirus lockdown: ‘stay at home or you could kill me’.

Leah Smith, 18, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects the bones and soft tissue, in October 2019 and has been receiving chemotherapy over the last six months.

Despite currently being on a two-week break from chemo at home in Woolton, Liverpool, the young cancer patient has been told by the NHS she is at high risk of contracting Covid-19 and so can’t see her friends or boyfriend and can only have her window open at home.

After seeing images of crowds of people mixing outside, Leah is desperately warning those who are ignoring government advice to stay indoors – and said a lack of respect for social distancing and self-isolation could put her and thousands of other cancer patients’ lives at risk.