‘It felt like I was dying’

Ntebo Solomons has advised people to get vaccinated against Covid-19.  Photo by Rapula Mancai
Ntebo Solomons has advised people to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Photo by Rapula Mancai

NTEBO Solomons says Covid-19 is still real and lives among us.

The 32-year-old from Phokeng near Rustenburg in North West recently tested positive for the virus and said it felt like she was dying.

“I tested positive on 6 November after attending a gathering. I experienced a headache, fever, tiredness and body pains. I felt better after six days,” she said.

Ntebo said she was thankful to her husband, kids, family and friends who showed her support during the difficult period.

“The support I got was really great. My kids always checked up on me through calls and played games with me on the phone.

“The best part was seeing my husband cooking for the first time since we met – the first time in 12 years. The whole experience taught me that the coronavirus is real. Life is to short to be angry.”

Ntebo advised people to cherish every day, and spend time doing what they love with the people they love.

“I couldn’t wait to get better so I can tell people to take care of themselves. You might think this virus is a joke until it happens to you.

“A lot of us still don’t follow the regulations, especially at gatherings.

“I encourage people to go get vaccinated. Coronavirus is real. Let’s avoid hugs, shaking hands and kissing.

“Always keep the distance. I believe the vaccine helped me fight the virus.”

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