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Greta Thunberg self-isolates

Teenage eco-warrior Greta Thunberg and her father have self-isolated themselves after displaying coronavirus symptoms.

The Swedish activist claims she and her dad, Svante, may have become infected while traveling through Europe earlier this month.

In a new Instagram post, the 17 year old has revealed she is feeling better after suffering from fatigue, a sore throat, and a cough, but in a video published by the New Scientist she explains her father is still very sick.

"For the last two weeks I have been isolated and then I got the virus," she explains. "I came home from central Europe and then I isolated myself from the beginning, because I thought I might as well as I've been on trains... and so I don't want to put anyone else at risk. But then I started feeling some symptoms after a few days... I didn't basically feel that ill.

"At the same time, my father was feeling much more intense symptoms."

She adds: "I didn't basically feel that I was ill... 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. If it wouldn't have been for my father getting it at the same time and much more intense than me, I might not even have noticed it that I was sick.

"Many people don't feel symptoms at all, or very mild symptoms, but it can be contagious. 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 practise social distancing whether you feel ill or not."



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