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Greta Thunberg confirms she has Covid-19 symptoms and is self-isolating with dad



Greta Thunberg is self-isolating with her dad after experiencing ‘some symptoms’ consistent with coronavirus.  The climate change activist said she fell ill after returning home from a trip in central Europe.  She started feeling tired and suffered shivers, a sore throat and a cough, while her dad came down with a fever.  The 17-year-old has stayed inside for the last two weeks and is now urging others to stay at home to stem the outbreak.  In a post on her Instagram page, she said: “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.”  The teenager said she cannot be sure she had the virus because Sweden only allows tests for those who require emergency medical treatment.  She added: “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 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.  “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.” Greta Thunberg confirms she has Covid-19 symptoms and is self-isolating with dad
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