- A young lady recently tested positive for Covid-19 and decided to share the news publicly
- In a frank social media post, she revealed her rationale behind the decision and detailed her symptoms
- She's been commended for her bravery by grateful South Africans
A brave woman became fearful after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Despite her anxiety, she took the bold decision to share the news with the world in a series of social media posts.
Twitter user Refiloe CM (@Fifi_CM) detailed her experience since contracting the deadly virus:
"Hi, I’m Refiloe and I’ve tested positive for #coronavirus. I can assure you that I feel much better already after experiencing some mild flu symptoms. I lost my sense of smell and taste for a few days and that freaked me out, but it’s back now. Food tastes so good.
"I’ve opted to share my health status today, to combat the very odd stigma and secrecy that surrounds this virus. Everyday we’re learning about how it affects various individuals in different ways. The more we share, the less anxious we will be."
The decision to open up about her health status could not have been an easy one, but her post served to inspire many.
Refiloe's tweet can be viewed below.
Briefly.co.za gathered her tweet touched many, as tweeps shared positive messages of encouragement.
Rebina (@mashitarebina) said,
"You are handling this with optimism & tenacity.... that’s a win on its own."
General GN (@GNGodfreyn5) added,
"Speed recovery Fifi I wish you speed recovery and I declare healing in your life."
Nomhle (@nsambocca) said,
"Thank you for sharing. May God heal you completely."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that South Africa has passed 200 000 cases in the battle against the coronavirus with peak infections still expected later this year.
More than 3 300 fatalities have been attributed to the deadly virus.
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