Environmental activist Greta Thunberg wrote on her Instagram account on Tuesday (Mar. 24) that it was “extremely likely” that her father and herself had contracted the Covid-19 virus.
Likely to have contracted Covid-19 while travelling in central Europe
The 17-year-old Swede, who is internationally recognised for her climate activism, shared that she had exhibited symptoms that pointed to her having the virus after returning from central Europe.
She previously travelled around central Europe with her father before returning to Sweden, and both isolated themselves in a borrowed apartment upon returning to Sweden, away from the rest of their family.
“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,” Thunberg wrote in her post.
However, she shared that she has not been tested for Covid-19, as Sweden is moving away from testing all suspected cases and focusing on protecting those vulnerable to it.
“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,” she wrote