Swedish activist Greta Thunberg said Tuesday it is “extremely likely” that she had a mild case of coronavirus and is encouraging other young people to stay home during the crisis.
In an Instagram post, Thunberg revealed that both she and her father fell ill with Covid-19 symptoms following a trip to Central Europe earlier this month. Svante, her father, experienced “much more intense symptoms and a fever.”
Thunberg and her father have quarantined themselves away from the rest of their family in Sweden, where tests are limited to only those who go to the hospital.
“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,” Thunberg wrote to her 10 million Instagram followers.