Coronavirus: What it means to have the virus in China and survive – 21-year-old narrates his struggles

– A 21-year-old man in China, Tiger Ye (not real name), has narrated how he dealt with having coronavirus

– Ye said he could not easily get treatment because hospitals were swarmed by people like him who sought medical treatment

– After going through bouts of fever and pains, he was able to survive the tough time

Tiger Ye (not his real name), a 21-year old has narrated the ordeal he faced while battling coronavirus in Wuhan, China.

The 21-year-old first suspected he has caught the virus on Tuesday, January 21, when he started running a fever and could not finish his dinner because he was too weak, Bloomberg reports.

Though little was known about the virus at that time, he visited Tongji Hospital where they were many people like him waiting in the line.

“I was scared. Countless cases were piling up on the desks, and every single doctor was wearing protective clothes, something I’d never seen before,” he said.

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That night after visiting the overworked hospital, he was able to get some medicine at a nearby smaller hospital because he could not deal with the queue.

The heartbreaking part of his story is that doctors earlier dismissed his cases as minor, telling him to just go home and quarantine himself.

Ye said that when his appointment finally came through days later, things had rapidly changed as roads were all totally on lockdown to curb the spread of the virus.

Following that, he said he almost died and the pain became so unbearable. Also, while he was in self-quarantine, his brother and grandmother started showing symptoms of the same virus.

His result from the hospital came back negative as reports go round that those who are not affected may be battling paranoia.

Days after he fully recovered, he was grateful that he survived the turbulence as doctors told him that despite the fact that they suspect they might have the virus, they continued treating patients.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Professor John Oxford, a scientist from Queen Mary University, advised people to abstain from kissing and hugging as a way to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

The professor described his proposed method of protection as the “British standoffishness”, saying the virus is dependent on close contacts.

His message is coming hours before Valentine’s Day when lovers are expected to express love in peculiar ways.

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