Greta Thunberg tuvo síntomas del COVID-19

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24 de Marzo 2020, 11:01 horas.
Greta Thunberg tuvo síntomas del COVID-19

La joven afirmó que no se ha sometido a una prueba por coronavirus.

La activista sueca revela en Instagram que debió aislarse por dos semanas al tener tos, dolor de garganta y escalofríos; hoy, afirma, está mejor

Estocolmo.- La activista climática Greta Thunberg ha señalado este martes que estuvo en aislamiento durante dos semanas porque tenía síntomas semejantes a los que padecen los enfermos de COVID-19.

"Hace unos 10 días empecé a sentir algunos síntomas, exactamente los mismos que mi padre, que viajó conmigo desde Bruselas. Me sentía cansada, tenía escalofríos, tenía dolor de garganta y tosía. Mi padre presentaba los mismos síntomas, pero mucho más intensos y con fiebre", escribió en su cuenta de Instagram.

La joven afirmó que no se había sometido a una prueba para saber si estaba infectada con el nuevo coronavirus porque en Suecia una persona solo puede hacer ese test si necesita tratamiento de emergencia, mientras que todas las que se sientan enfermas deben quedarse en casa y aislarse.

Sin embargo, Thunberg aseveró que "es extremadamente probable" que estuviera infectada, "dados los síntomas combinados y las circunstancias", pero hizo hincapié en que ahora casi está recuperada.

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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

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