Sania Mirza reveals “scary ordeal” after contracting coronavirus

Strongwilled Indian tennis icon, Sania Mirza revealed on Tuesday that she had tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month but has recovered since then.

The six-time Grand Slam winner, in a post on Instagram, said she had contracted COVID-19. However, she is now “healthy and absolutely fine”.

Sharing her ordeal during the COVID-19 period, she said: “I was lucky to not have any major symptoms for the most part of it, but I was in isolation and the toughest part was to stay away from my 2-year-old and family.”

The tennis star said that she could not even imagine what people and their families were going through when their loved ones are sick, in hospital — all alone and by themselves.

“Just a bit of info as to what’s been going on since the year began.. I had contracted Covid 19 – I am healthy and absolutely fine now by grace of the almighty but I just wanted to share my experience,” Sania wrote.

“It was scary as you aren’t very sure what to expect and hear so many different things and stories […] you get a new symptom every day and the uncertainty of it is extremely hard to deal with not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well,” she said.

Furthermore, she said that she was fortunate to be “more or less OK” throughout it all; however, being away from her family was the scariest thing for her — to not know when she could see them again.

Sania asked her fans to follow all the SOPs and asked everyone to protect their friends, families, and everybody in the surrounding.

“..this virus is no joke, I took all the precautions as I could but still contracted it. We must do everything we can to protect our friends and family […] wear your masks, wash your hands and protect yourself and your loved ones, we are in this fight together,” she concluded.

Abdullah Zahid

Abdullah Zahid is TPD's correspondent in Karachi. He reports on Pakistani political affairs.

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