New Delhi: International climate activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday said that it was “extremely likely” that she contracted the novel coronavirus infection as she started experiencing some symptoms after her Europe trip. Also Read - COVID-19: Karnataka to Go Ahead With University Exams, Academic Activities, Says Deputy CM
In a recent Instagram post, the 17-year-old said, “Around ten days ago I started feeling some symptoms… I was feeling tired, had shivers, a sore throat and coughed.” Also Read - Coronavirus: Delhi Registers 7,897 New Covid-19 Cases, Active Case Tally Touches 28,773 Mark
The Swedish activist recently returned from a trip around central Europe, and that she and her father had isolated themselves in a borrowed apartment away from her mother and sister as a precautionary measure. Also Read - MP Imposes Weekend Lockdowns, CM Chouhan Says Active Covid Cases May Rise To 1 Lakh By April End
Sweden had reported 2,272 confirmed cases of the deadly disease and a person cannot test yourself for COVID-19 unless you’re in need of emergent medical treatment.
As a result, Thunberg could not get tested in a hospital but said that it was “extremely likely” she got the infection, given ” the combined symptoms and circumstances”.
“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,” she said.
Earlier this month, Thunberg, who spearheaded the “school strike for climate” movement, called for a digital protest in order to avoid large gatherings that could exacerbate the spread of the virus but still go ahead with the protest.
She had invited activists to post photos of themselves with the hashtag ‘#ClimateStrikeOnline’ every Friday as a replacement for attending demonstrations in the streets.