Greta Thunberg, the 17-year old climate activist, announced on Instagram that she has symptoms of COVID-19. She wrote that she and her father had symptoms and said it was “extremely likely” that she had contracted coronavirus.

Thunberg wrote on Instagram, “Many (especially young people) might not notice any symptoms at all, or very mild symptoms. Then they don’t know they have the virus and can pass it on to people in risk groups. We who don’t belong to a risk group have an enormous responsibility, our actions can be the difference between life and death for many others.”

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See her Instagram post, below:

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Thunberg urged followers to “follow the advice from experts and your local authorities and #StayAtHome to slow the spread of the virus.”

She also wrote on Instagram that she would be participating in her regular Friday #ClimateStrike online and encouraged others to do the same and post photos.

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Read more about Thunberg in One Green Planet, including her interview with David Attenborough and her participation at COP25.

Read more about protecting yourself from coronavirus. Check the CDC website for more information on how to protect yourself and check our latest article to learn how COVID-19 differs from the flu.

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