COVID-19

Home At Last For Patients 5, 8 And 15: Mocelutu Tells Of COVID-19 Experience

The medical staff were awesome in doing their daily routine, checkups, making sure our health was okay, the food that we were eating was getting our immune system boosted
24 Apr 2020 11:34
Home At Last For Patients 5, 8 And 15: Mocelutu Tells Of COVID-19 Experience
Milika Mocelutu (left), with her family isolated at their home in Lautoka. Photo: Salote Qalubau

Milika Mocelutu, 31, said she could not wait to see her family once she, her husband Taione Ratu and sister Nanise Saurara on Wednesday afternoon after she recovered from COVID-19.

The mother of two said she was employed at Denarau before she was taken in for isolation on March 23.

“I spent almost one month in the hospital, getting this virus we can actually think about what’s happening overseas.

“It’s quite different from what we have experienced but what I can say is that it’s similar to getting a cold or flu,” she said.

“We were lucky that we got detected earlier because they were giving us treatments. The whole thing was a bit scary at once but we managed to get through it.”

She said her family members were ecstatic when they received their first negative results on Sunday and the second negative result on Monday confirming their recovery.

“I was over the moon, overjoyed because being away from the family is really something that made us depressed when we had the isolation so the first thing that came to mind was that I was finally going to meet my family,” she said.

“It was through God alone we were able to come out of the hospital and we want to thank those who supported us in their prayers.”

She also acknowledged medical staff that tended to her family during their treatments.

“The medical staff were awesome in doing their daily routine, checkups, making sure our health was okay, the food that we were eating was getting our immune system boosted,” she said.

Ms Mocelutu urged members of the public to heed safety advisories.

“My advice is simple, like what the Ministry has been advising like social distancing but the main thing is you need to eat healthy foods, that’s the only way your body can fight this virus as well and boost your immune system,” she said.

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