British athlete Dame Kelly Holmes has tested positive for COVID-19. Holmes shared this news on social media that just 10 days after her return from a holiday in Cyprus, she started showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus and later tested positive for the same.
Holmes shared the news on Instagram
Holmes took to Instagram to share this piece of information with her fans. She made a list of all the symptoms she showed on each of the days. She shared a smiling picture of captioned “Smiles one day, the next day Covid!!!” She has been regularly updating the caption of the photograph with her symptom list. So far, she has added symptoms of seven days to the list.
The Olympic gold medalist said that “it was like ‘hell’ and that she was exhausted after battling the virus.” She had returned from her holiday to Cyprus on October 20. She said, “I have NEVER laid down for so long.” Later, she added in an Instagram story, “You know you have Coronavirus when toothpaste, Stilton cheese, peanut butter and Marmite all taste the same – like nothing!!!”
Holmes’ friends and fans have been wishing her a speedy recovery. She has been replying to her fans’ comments who reveal that they had also contracted the disease at some point. The sports star is also a motivational speaker, and keeps posting stuff on social media to keep her fans and netizens in optimism. “Just thought I would share the love…Stay safe peeps,” read the ending of the caption.
Holmes won 800m and 1500m gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics Games. She is also a Commonwealth and European champion and has achieved seven gold, eight silver and four bronze medals during her playing years.
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Shikha Chandra is an intern with SheThePeople.TV
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