LONDON: Donations have poured in for a British junior doctor working on the front lines of coronavirus after vandals smashed his car with rocks.
Dr Abdul Farooq, who works at a hospital in central England, discovered his badly damaged car on Monday, the Evening Standard newspaper reported.
He was forced to cancel his shift at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton to arrange to get the car towed away.
"It was totally smashed up," Farooq, 24, said. "All the windows were smashed and the rear view mirrors had been pulled out.”
In stepped stand-up comedian Tez Ilyas, who when he heard what happened to the vehicle, set up a fundraiser to help the doctor.
The fund has now reached almost £3,500.
In the meantime, Farooq has been taking Uber taxis to work.
“It shows the kindness that people are showing to NHS staff,” he said of the donations. “We are being recognised now and people are starting to value the healthcare system a lot more during this crisis."