Anik Chandra Das, a sports reporter of Daily Shomoyer Alo, can clearly recall the moment when he tested positive for coronavirus more than two weeks ago.
It was the most horrific experience in his life when he received the test report. But now the agony is over and he came back after making full recovery from the deadly disease.
While talking to UNB, he disclosed what he went through in the past weeks and how he defeated the virus.
Describing the initial situation, he said, “We all of a sudden came to know that one of our colleagues died with symptoms similar to coronavirus on April 28. On the following day, samples collected from his body were found to be infected with the deadly virus. I went into self-isolation immediately.”
The Shomoyer Alo authorities asked all the employees to stay home and attend office online.
Later on May 6, another colleague died with the same symptoms. “Like others, I also got scared,” added Anik.
As the situation kept going downhill, the authorities made necessary arrangements for testing all the employees. On May 7, samples were collected from his body.
“I got the test report at night and came to know that I had been infected with the virus. The whole night passed sleepless as I was too frightened and started waiting for the end,” he kept saying.
When he disclosed the matter to his mother in the morning, she also became stunned.
Describing his self-confidence, Anik said, "I was determined that I have to overcome the fear. Being mentally stronger, I contacted the doctor assigned by the office. Since I had no symptoms, he did not prescribe me any medicine without advice to take vitamins and use hot water.”
Abiding by his instruction, he continued to take Vitamin B and D, Civet.
“I used to eat Malta and Apples twice a day. Besides, I took black fennel, honey, and tea mixed with ginger and cloves 3-4 times a day. Apart from these, I used hot water both for drinking and bathing,”
Anik disinfected his room regularly and kept himself busy in various ways to stay mentally healthy.
After spending two weeks in the isolation, he finally tested negative for the virus on Thursday.
“I never thought myself to be a covid-19 patient. No one should be scared if he/she tests positive for coronavirus. He has to be careful and brave to make recovery from the disease,” Anik added.
Finally, he urged all Covid-19 patients not to panic and to overcome the disease with courage.