- Football coach Desiree Ellis recently opened up about testing positive for Covid-19
- The retired footballer has since recovered and shared her experience dealing with the coronavirus
- Speaking to Briefly.co.za, Desiree detailed her recovery journey and shared thoughts about the vaccine
Covid-19 has brought fear and pain across the world as people lose loved ones to the deadly virus. Those who survive the virus often serve as a beacon of hope to show that all is not lost. Briefly.co.za recently had a chat with Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis, who recently survived the coronavirus.
Any particular home remedies or methods that helped alleviate symptoms until you healed?
Out of respect for those who have lost their lives and those still fighting the pandemic in hospital and at home I am not going to go into much detail. It was tough and days were up and down. I just followed medical advice given to me and lots of prayers and held onto the promises that God will never leave or forsake us.
With the vaccine safely in the country, many are sceptical to take it because of various theories being shared. What is your stance on the vaccine and will you be taking it once it’s available?
I will make that decision in what I think is best for me when the time comes.
Meanwhile Briefly.co.za previously reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa received the first million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine as it arrived in South Africa from India.
Both Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza were on hand to receive the vital medicine which will become the primary tool in the fight against Covid-19.
Ramaphosa was ecstatic that the vaccine had finally arrived according to SABC.
“The arrival of the first vaccines is excellent news and a step in the right direction for South Africa,” Professor Willem Hanekom, director of the Africa Health Research Institute, told The Associated Press.
This is a turning point in the fight against Covid-19 and according to ABC News, South African has the highest number of cases of Covid-19 on the African continent.
News24 reported that the vaccine doses will be stored and tested before mass rollout through Biovac and other distributors. Another 500 000 vaccine doses are expected to arrive later this month.
A report by EWN stated that Minister Mkhize spoke about 20 million vaccines being ordered from US company Pfizer. They have reportedly been secured and are awaiting delivery dates and precise amounts from manufacturers.
According to gov.za, the aim of rolling out the vaccine in South Africa is to achieve population immunity. Frontline healthcare workers will be the first in the country to receive the vaccination in its first phase.
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