Israt’s Covid story – remembering Iftekharuddin Ahmed

In Barking and Dagenham alone, over 550 people have sadly lost their lives to coronavirus. Iftekharuddin Ahmed was one of them. He worked as a taxi driver in the borough after relocating his family here so that his daughter could enjoy a better life. His daughter Israt agreed to tell his story in the hope that more people understand the need to get vaccinated.

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