Rorisang Kgosana
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25 Jun 2021
5:05 am

Covid-19 victim remembers the ‘brutal virus’

Rorisang Kgosana

'You think you are asleep, but you are not, you are awake, and it’s because you are scared that you might die.'

Robert Marawa. Picture: Instagram

As the Gauteng Covid-19 infection rate continues to climb, tales of horror are emerging from recently infected citizens. Ilona Coetzer was among the two-thirds of employees at her workplace who recently tested positive for the virus. Coetzer tested positive on 18 June and has since been isolated at home with her three-year-old daughter. Coetzer’s nine-year-old son, who was writing exams, had to stay with family friends to avoid getting infected. At home, Coetzer was sleeping with a mask on in fear of infecting her daughter. She said when she started feeling sick around Youth Day, her nose and throat felt...