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Day 5 of Quarantine, lucky to self isolate at home as number of infections and deaths rise in SA

With the coronavirus infections rising exponential in South Africa, 19 year old Nkosi Mnisi who tested positive for Covid-19 five days ago is urging everyone to stay at home saying “this thing is serious”. The Gauteng province, which is one of the most populated in the country and an economic hub, now has more active cases than there are recoveries. Mnisi says he is grateful that he is able to quarantine at home and hospitals and self isolation sites across the country fill up with people infected with the virus. He is receiving from home and has mild symptoms including a wet cough.
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Day 6 of Quarantine, Covid-19 is real

On today's episode, Nkosi Mnisi reflects on the increase of corona virus and how it is affecting more and more people accross the country. Mnisi's also talks about his 41 year old aunt who lives on Gauteng's East Rand who has tested positive for covid-19.
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Day 11 of Quarantine, recovering from covid-19 with no underlying conditions

Today Nkosi Mnisilooks at how it has been easy for him to recovery from the coronavirus pandemic while some people with commodities have had to be admitted in hospital and on ventilators. While Mnisi has no symptoms and does not need to do another test to be sure he is covid-19 free, he says he will still test after 14 days so he has a medical certificate for covid 19.
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Recovered from covid-19, but still dealing with complications

On the 22nd of June 2020, what have been an ordinary day in the new norm as South Africa was on full Covid-19 lockdown and the world was going through a global pandemic, Nkosi Mnisi’s tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Mnisi a first year student a the Wits University in Johannesburg has documented his journey from self quarantining and the struggle of of living in isolation in this podcast series titled My Journey with Covid-19. He had to adapt to living life differently, and in isolation. Mnisi says while he has recovered from Covid-19, but the experience left permanent emotional and physical damage. He experienced medical complications from as a result of the corona virus.

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