Tribune News Service
Sonepat, April 4
When Tamanna Jain, 23, was tested positive for Covid-19 on March 19, her world came crashing down. “My first feeling was that of disappointment. I didn’t expect to test positive as I did not have high temperature, dry cough or any other symptom. But I reconciled to the fact and decided to fight the virus,” says Jain.
The first Covid patient of Sonepat, Jain was discharged from Bhagat Phool Singh Medical College for Women at Khanpur Kalan on Thursday after three consecutive tests came negative. Her family members welcomed her by showering flower petals on her.
Pursuing Masters in Applied Physics at the University of Cambridge, London, Jain says she returned from the UK on March 18 and showed no symptoms of the infection. “However, on the university’s WhatsApp group, messages were doing the rounds that many returning from the UK had tested positive. As a precautionary measure, I opted for self-quarantine. But at night, I developed cough,” she says.
The folowing day, her parents took her to the hospital. She told the doctors about her travel history. As she had cough and a sore throat, the doctors admitted her and tested her for Covid-19.
Though shocked by the test report, Jain quickly regained composure and resolved to fight the virus. “My family members, doctors and sanitation workers in the isolation ward supported me which helped me recover fast. “I spent the 14-day period (from March 19 to April 2) in the isolation ward, drawing sketches, reading books and at times peeping out of the window,” she says, pleased to be back home with her near and dear ones, fully recovered.
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