- A South African chef has taken to his Twitter page to share a post about finding himself in hospital after being diagnosed with Covid-19
- The young man shared a picture of himself lying in a hospital bed attached to an oxygen mask
- Many of his friends and followers took to the comment section to share their well wishes and messages of support with him
The reality and seriousness of Covid-19 seem to have taken much longer to set in for many South Africans. One shocked man recently headed to Twitter to express disbelief at the fact that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Taking to the app, @Kelly_Cooks shared a picture of himself lying in a hospital bed and attached to an oxygen mask. In the caption, he says that he never thought that he would be affected by the deadly virus.
"Man, I never thought I’d be lying in hospital with Covid kanje," he wrote in the Twitter post.
Meanwhile, his followers headed to the comment section to share their thoughts.
I think people still don't understand how Covid-19 is. Very cruel virus, you don't feel sick but you just can't breathe, guys been there. Most painful thing is you don't even look sick to anyone but consequences and damage is terrible."
"Lu told me that you weren’t well. Speedy recovery boet."
"But the biological contents of a virus vs bacteria contradict what we're given in senses of corona as a "virus"! Anyway get better from whatever sickness you succumbed to!"
In other Briefly.co.za reports, the second and more powerful strain of Covid-19 is taking South Africa by storm. Not only is the country reporting more infections, but there are also more deaths than ever. A young South African doctor recently headed to Twitter to explain just how gruesome it is.
@lora_bunny shared on the micro-blogging app that hospital staff are exhausted from dealing with up to twenty-deaths a day. There is also a severe shortage in beds and other necessary equipment.
"I’m working from 8pm to 8 am again tonight. I’m already dreading what I’ll find. I’m working in the Covid unit today. My colleague who was working there 3 days ago says they had 20 deaths in 1 day. We are tired. Oxygen cylinders running out. No beds. In simple terms, it’s a mess."
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