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Love Island's Malin Andersson isn't afraid of contracting coronavirus after trauma of baby daughter's death

Malin Andersson returned to work as a carer due to the coronavirus. (Photo by Brett Cove/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Malin Andersson returned to work as a carer due to the coronavirus. (Photo by Brett Cove/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Love Island star Malin Andersson returned to care work as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, but she's said she isn't concerned about contracting the virus due to the trauma she's already suffered after the death of her baby daughter and mother.

Baby Consy died at four weeks old after being born seven weeks premature in December 2018. The sad death came just over a year after Andersson had lost her mother, whom her daughter was named after, to cancer.

Andersson, who lives alone, cares for elderly people several times at week and is not fearful about becoming infected.

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The 27-year-old wrote in The Sun: "When it comes to illnesses and stuff, I’ve never been scared of stuff like that… I’ve seen my mum die, I’ve seen my daughter die.

"I’ve been through so much trauma I’m not scared of anything."

The star also shared how getting back into work had been beneficial for her mental health as it's keeping her busy.

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Andersson gave up her work as a carer when she became pregnant and she recently discussed her motivations for going back to work in a post to Instagram.

She wrote: "I quit [care work] when I became pregnant; it became difficult grieving for my mum as everything to do with caring was a reminder. It hurt too much.

"Fast forward 2 years - I’m here again.. caring. This time completely different reasons, not for financial in fact quite the opposite, not because I have to.. but because there is a pandemic, and I WANT to help.

"I want to give. Knowing I had the training and was just sat at home, alone - I had the urge. The urge to give.

"There is something so beautifully humbling about caring for the elderly, the wisdom, the chats, the looking after. It brings me back down to earth when I need it the most, and makes me realise how fortunate and lucky I am to have my health."

In recent years, Andersson has moved towards body confidence activism as well as speaking up as a mental health advocate.