Aðgerðarsinninn Greta Thunberg telur að hún og faðir hennar séu orðin veik af COVID-19 sjúkdóminum skæða. Þau hafi farið að finna fyrir einkennum eftir að hafa snúið heim úr ferðalagi um Evrópu. Blessunarlega höfðu þau þá þegar gripið til þeirra ráðstafana að fara í sóttkví.

Í myndbandi sem hún birti á samfélagsmiðlum segir Thunberg að hún hafi fundið fyrir mjög vægum einkennum, meðal annars hósta. Það sama hafi þó ekki gilt um föður hennar sem hafi orðið miklu veikari. „Mér leið í raun ekki eins og ég væri veik. Ég var þreytt og ég var með smá hósta," segir Thunberg.

Hún bendir á að hún sé ekki í áhættuhópi fyrir sjúkdóminum og það sé meðal annars ástæða þess að hún fann fyrir mjög vægum einkennum.

„Ef að það hefði ekki verið fyrir þá staðreynd að faðir minn veiktist einnig og mun verr en ég þá hefði ég kannski aldrei áttað mig á því að ég var veik," segir Thunberg.

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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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