Stating that they have quarantined themselves at home for the last two weeks after their European travel, the 17-year-old activist said, “I was good at the beginning. But after a few days I started to feel some symptoms.” Thunberg, who was chosen ‘Person of the Year’ by TIME magazine in 2019, said that his throat hurts, trembles and coughs, and that his father who travels with him shows the same symptoms.
Stating that those who are not in the risk group like him have a great responsibility, the 17-year-old Swedish climate activist said, ÔÇťI couldn’t even suspect anything if someone else didn’t have the virus simultaneously. I would just say unusual tiredness and some cough. And that’s what makes the situation so dangerousÔÇŽ Those of us who are not in the risk group have a huge responsibility. Our behavior may be the difference between death and life for many others. “
Stating that hospitals in Sweden do not perform coronavirus testing unless urgent treatment is required, Thunberg stated that he was not 100% sure that he was infected, but his father showed exactly COVID-19 symptoms. 36 people have died in the Scandinavian country so far due to the new type of coronavirus.
Thunberg, who refused to go to school on Fridays in 2018 to protest the Swedish government’s policies on climate change, made his name heard by actions in front of the Swedish parliament. The 17-year-old activist, who did not fall from the headlines for a long time with her impressive speeches at the United Nations and Davos summits, was named ‘Person of the Year’ by TIME magazine in 2019.
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