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Tunberg stated that the symptoms occurred after her return from a trip to Central Europe and that she and her father had isolated themselves as a precaution.
updated : 25. March 2020 10:45 ECT
Greta Tunberg, Swedish climate activist (Photo Reuters)
Swedish activist Greta Tunberg said Tuesday that she was probably infected with the new coronavirus after experiencing several symptoms during a trip to Central Europe.
About ten days ago, I began to experience symptoms… I felt tired, had a shiver, a sore throat and a cough, says Instagram, a young climate champion before bedtime.
Toonberg said the symptoms appeared after returning from a trip to Central Europe and that she and her father had isolated themselves as a precaution.
On Tuesday Sweden reported 2,272 confirmed cases, but only cases with serious symptoms requiring hospital treatment and staff working with at-risk groups are tested.
Mr Tunberg therefore stated that it had not been examined, but that given the combined symptoms and circumstances, it was very likely that it had been examined. The 17-year-old girl also reported that she is now almost cured, but she warned others that she does not feel sick at all.
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I spent the last two weeks in the house. After returning from a trip to Central Europe I isolated myself (in an apartment I borrowed from my mother and sister) because the number of KOVID 19 cases (e.g. in Germany) was initially comparable to that in Italy. About ten days ago I started to show some symptoms, together with my father, who travelled with me from Brussels. I felt tired, I had a shiver, a sore throat and a cough. My father had the same symptoms, but much more severe and with a fever. In Sweden, you can only take the KOVID-19 test if you need emergency medical treatment. Everyone who feels bad is encouraged to stay at home and isolate themselves. So I have not been tested for VIDOC-19, but given the combination of symptoms and circumstances it is very likely that I succeeded. Now I’m practically cured, but… And therein lies the most important thing: I almost didn’t feel bad. My last cold was much worse! If someone else wasn’t infected with the virus at the same time, I wouldn’t even suspect anything. I’d feel unusually tired from a little coughing. And that makes it much more dangerous. Many (especially young people) may not notice any or only very mild symptoms. They don’t know they’re carrying the virus and can pass it on to those at risk. We who are not in danger bear a great responsibility, our actions can make the difference between life and death for many others. Please note, follow the advice of experts and your local authorities and #StayAtHome to slow down the spread of the virus. And don’t forget to always take care of each other and help people in need. #COVID #flat the curve
Borrowed by Greta Tunberg (@gretathunberg) 24. March 2020 at 8:22 PT.
She warned that others, especially young people with mild symptoms, may not know that they have the virus and could transmit it to people in danger. We, who are not in danger, bear a great responsibility, our actions can make the difference between life and death for many others, she said.
At the beginning of March, Tunberg, who led the school climate strike, called for a digital demonstration to avoid large crowds of people who could further spread the new coronavirus.
She invited activists to post their photos every Friday with the word #ClimateStrikeOnline instead of participating in street demonstrations.
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