Climate activist Greta Thunberg said that she had mild symptoms of COVID-19 but has recovered. The teen activist said on Tuesday that she had been self-isolating herself after she returned from Europe. The activist travelled to Europe in recent past, after returning home she had mild symptoms like cold and felt unwell.
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As per advised by the govt she remained isolated in a rented apartment. She stayed away from her family as a precautionary measure. Her father who also travelled with her developed more symptoms like fever and cold.
“Many (especially young people) might not notice any symptoms at all, or very mild symptoms. Then they don’t know they have the virus and can pass it on to people in risk groups,”
Following the advice from the experts she further added in her statement:
“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. Please keep that in mind, follow the advice from experts and your local authorities and #StayAtHome to slow the spread of the virus,”
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The last two weeks I’ve stayed inside. When I returned from my trip around Central Europe I isolated myself (in a borrowed apartment away from my mother and sister) since the number of cases of COVID-19 (in Germany for instance) were similar to Italy in the beginning. Around ten days ago I started feeling some symptoms, exactly the same time as my father – who traveled with me from Brussels. I was feeling tired, had shivers, a sore throat and coughed. My dad experienced the same symptoms, but much more intense and with a fever. In Sweden you can not test yourself for COVID-19 unless you’re in need of emergent medical treatment. Everyone feeling ill are 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. Now I’ve basically recovered, but – AND THIS IS THE BOTTOM LINE: I almost didn’t feel ill. My last cold was much worse than this! Had it not been for someone else having the virus simultainously I might not even have suspected anything. Then I would just have thought I was feeling unusually tired with a bit of a cough. And this it what makes it so much more dangerous. Many (especially young people) might not notice any symptoms at all, or very mild symptoms. 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. Please keep that in mind, follow the advice from experts and your local authorities and #StayAtHome to slow the spread of the virus. And remember to always take care of each other and help those in need. #COVID #flattenthecurve
Greta Thunberg, Founder of Fridays for Future youth movement said that she had mild symptoms and being a responsible citizen and following her social duty she self-isolated herself. Although she was tested for COVID-19 on the airport but was found negative if carrying any virus.
She had been to countries hit by Novel Coronavirus and therefore went under isolation.