A heart-breaking reunion has finally allowed a cancer-stricken four-year-old to hug her father again after nearly two months in anguished isolation fearing Covid-19. For seven weeks, Mila Sneddon has been separated from her dad, Scott, by coronavirus and the kitchen window. She’s going through chemotherapy for a rare form of leukaemia, her father had to keep going to work during lockdown and stay with an elderly relative who has now been killed by the virus. The family made the difficult decision that he would move out to protect his daughter from the risk of infection.
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