Activist Greta Thunberg may have Coronavirus, shares her experience on Instagram
New Delhi : An environment activist Greta Thunberg is likely to be having coronavirus. The woman is in self-isolation these days. Sharing her experience on an Instagram post, Thunberg mentioned that she's been staying inside since the past two weeks. She self-isolated herself after returning from her trip around Central Europe. She mentioned that she started feeling some symptoms exactly the same time as her father - who also travelled with her from Brussels.
In a lengthy post, Thunberg clarifies that at the initial stage she did not feel anything like an infection. "Had it not been for someone else having the virus simultaneously, I might not even have suspected anything. Then I would just have thought I was feeling unusually tired with a bit of a cough," she wrote.
She also informs that in Sweden so far, you cannot test yourself for COVID-19 unless you're in need of emergent medical treatment. Over there, anyone who is feeling ill is told to stay at home and isolate themselves. "I have therefore not been tested for COVID-19, but it's extremely likely that I've had it, given the combined symptoms and circumstances," she said.
Several experts have claimed that in the first eight days, symptoms of coronavirus may be mild. Dry cough, fever and breathlessness have been identified as the primary symptoms of coronavirus.
Thunberg agreed that young people may feel symptoms mild or not feel at all, but their transmission to kids and aged people could be dangerous. "Then they don't know they have the virus and can pass it on to people in risk groups. We, who don't belong to a risk group have an enormous responsibility, our actions can be the difference between life and death for many others," she wrote in the post.
While there is no proven way to fight the epidemic, it is advised that listening to the local authorities and experts is of prime importance. Stay at home, wash hands regularly, cover your mouth and nose with your elbow and tissue when you cough or sneeze. Stay safe and healthy, everyone!