Greta Thunberg coronavirus: Climate activist says she’s been self-isolating.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg says she’s been ill and suspects she caught the coronavirus after a trip to central Europe.
In an Instagram post, the Swedish teenager said she’s isolated herself in a borrowed apartment after returning to her home country. She says she started feeling mild symptoms of the disease around the same time her father became more seriously ill.
“I was feeling tired, had shivers, a sore throat and coughed,” Thunberg said. “My dad experienced the same symptoms, but much more intense and with a fever.”
In Sweden, testing for the virus is mostly reserved for people in need of medical treatment or healthcare workers. Thunberg hasn’t been tested, but said “it’s extremely likely that I’ve had it.”
Sweden has so far shunned many of the tougher restrictions imposed elsewhere. It has 2272 confirmed cases of the virus, with 36 deaths. Thunberg said her symptoms were so mild she would hardly notice them under normal circumstances.