Additional Deputy Commissioner Himanshu Agarwal said vaccination and early isolation after feeling mild symptoms was the key to tackling the virus and stopping it from spreading among family members and colleagues. He shares his experience...
“I felt mild cold on April 22 and immediately isolated myself from family and staff. The next day when I got up, I lost my sense of smell and decided to get myself tested. The report came out positive the same day. I got a lot of queries that how come one can test positive after being administered the vaccine?
“I clarified that it's not necessary that one cannot get infected after being inoculated.
“As I contracted the virus, there was mild cold and cough, besides bodyache. I started medication, including multi-vitamin and zinc, which I got under the 'Fateh kit' provided by the state government to every patient. I also took steam and did gargles.
“I remained quarantined at home and regularly checked my oxygen level. On the third day, I recovered considerably. My taste senses came back on day four. I kept following the protocol.
“Being a public servant, I have a lot of public dealing. After contracting the virus, I asked my family and staff to get tested and fortunately they tested negative.
“Due to the vaccination, viral load was less. Therefore, no contacts of mine got infected,” he said.
He also appealed to residents to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour in order to fight the virus.
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