Teen eco-warrior Greta Thunberg has stunned her fans as she revealed she has started exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms, including coughing, shivering, sore throat, and tiredness, following her trip to Central Europe.
As the 17-year-old climate change activist revealed in her Instagram post, both she and her dad started experiencing Covid-19 symptoms days after their return.
“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,” Thunberg wrote in her post.
She went on to add that it wasn’t until days after self-isolating for safety reasons that she and her father began “feeling some symptoms.”
“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 17-year-old added.
“In Sweden you can not test yourself for COVID-19 unless you’re in need of emergent medical treatment.”
Following her announcement, the eco-warrior also opened up about her situation in a video shared by New Scientist and explained how easy it is for the person to get the virus without even knowing it.
“I didn’t basically feel that I was ill. It could be that I was feeling unusually tired, I was coughing a bit. That is because I’m not in a risk group, I didn’t get it very seriously. That also is very dangerous because you don’t know you have it,” Thunberg said.
As she added, she might have not realized she was sick if it wasn’t for her father who developed the same symptoms at the same time as her.
“Many people don’t feel symptoms at all, or very mild symptoms, but it can be contagious,” the teen warned.
“That is something I want to communicate, that many people don’t feel symptoms at all, or very mild symptoms, but it can still be contagious. So you have to really practice social distancing whether you feel ill or not.”
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