The student had been on a winter sports holiday in Italy
21-year-old student Lieke te Pas has now recovered from the COVID-19 Coronavirus, but she does not dare to approach people yet. “I’m not going anywhere yet,” she said in an extensive Facebook post sharing her experiences. Last Wednesday, the student was one of the first two corona patients tested in the province of Groningen, reports the GIC.
With the Facebook post, Lieke hopes to answer all of the questions she tends to get in one go. “How can a 21-year-old get the corona virus? And what do I think about the virus as an ex-diagnosis? I often get these questions. ”
On Monday March 9 Lieke started to feel unwell. “I had a sweat attack, noticed that climbing stairs was heavier than usual and a cold started. The alarm bells immediately rang for me, ”she says. Lieke had been on a winter sports holiday in Northern Italy and therefore feared the virus. The student went straight to her student room and called her graduation company to deregister. “Fortunately, I was not so sick that I had to lie in bed. Maybe I will be ok”, Lieke thought.
A day later, the complaints had not disappeared. The doctor advised her to the GGD because she also had a mild fever. That department sent two doctors to her in the evening for a test. “One of the doctors said,” We don’t expect you to have it, but security is always nice. “
On Wednesday March 11, Lieke’s complaints disappeared. “Again I thought to myself: Gosh maybe I exaggerated this.” But at the end of the afternoon a call from the GGD made clear that the virus had been found in her nose and throat. Lieke had to go to home isolation, a contact investigation was started and in the evening it was announced in the media that she was among the first two Groningen cases.
The GGD contacted the students on Thursday and Friday, but she was free of complaints. That is why Lieke was allowed to leave the house on Friday. “But this felt very unpleasant. I don’t dare get close to people yet. ” Lieke was picked up by her father, but even in his house they still keep their distance from each other, said the student.
In her post, the 21-year-old student thanks the GGD care workers who have always been there for her. “Let’s be proud of all healthcare employees,” said Lieke. Fortunately, I have had mild complaints. The coronavirus can therefore also proceed quietly. Even if the complaints are mild, you can carry it with you. Dear people, let us take care of the weak and the elderly in our midst. Let’s all save lives together. Follow the advice of RIVM! ”