Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, a 21-year-old Cameroonian student living in the City of Jingzhou, China has disclosed why he had no intention of leaving China to his hometown Cameroon in Africa when he contracted the deadly novel coronavirus, even if that were possible.
The 21-year-old Cameroonian student said from his university dormitory where he is now under a 14-day quarantine. that “No matter what happens I don’t want to take the sickness back to Africa,”
Kem Senou Pavel Daryl was suffering from a fever, a dry cough, and flu-like symptoms.
According to Kem Senou when he became ill he thought of his time as a child in Cameroon when he contracted malaria. He feared the worse.
“When I was going to the hospital for the first time I was thinking about my death and how I thought it was going to happen,” he said.
For 13 days he remained in isolation in a local Chinese hospital. He was treated with antibiotics and drugs typically used to treat HIV patients. After two weeks of care, he began to show signs of recovery.
The CT scan showed no trace of the illness. He became the first African person known to be infected with the deadly coronavirus and the first to recover. His medical care was covered by the Chinese state.
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