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COVID-19 survivor who spent 54 days in ICU Zuliswa Maqana shares her story

24 July 2020 5:15 PM
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Zuliswa Maqana

Maqana made headlines this week when she danced her way out of Groote Schuur Hospital.

Zuliswa Maqana has shared her story of survival after being hospitalised with severe COVID-19 pneumonia.

The 48-year-old made headlines this week when she danced her way out of the Groote Schuur Hospital after having been admitted for a total of 77 days, 54 of which were in the intensive care unit.

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Maqana says she had experienced a shortness of breath when she was rushed to the Mitchells Plain District Hospital on 4 May and was transferred to the Groote Schuur Hospital a day later when her condition worsened.

She was discharged from hospital on Monday, 20 July.

We went to Mitchells Plain Hospital, they said I have sugar diabetes and pneumonia. From there they said my sugar is so high, on the 5th they took me to Groote Schuur. When I arrived they tested for everything and found Covid and said I am very very sick. At that time I was out of mind, seeing things that other people can't see.

Zuliswa Maqana, Covid-19 survivor

Now I am here I am alive. When the therapists started helping me walk, I was so happy. I told myself I want to be strong.

Zuliswa Maqana, Covid-19 survivor

My legs were a little bit sore from the injections but I am much better now. My body is not sore.

Zuliswa Maqana, Covid-19 survivor

People don't care outside here, they don't put on their masks. They must wash their hands and distance all the time.

Zuliswa Maqana, Covid-19 survivor

Click on the link below to hear the full interview....


24 July 2020 5:15 PM
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Zuliswa Maqana

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