The global COVID-19 pandemic has displayed a wide strange of symptoms – from muscle cramps to hives but some of the strangest yet have been keenly monitored in a couple of doctors from Wuhan Central Hospital, in China.
Dr Yi Fan and Dr Hu Weifeng, both 42, were diagnosed on the same day January 18. They became critically ill and spent weeks in hospital.
While there, their skin turned black in the fight against the deadly disease.
Chinese state broadcaster BBC reports that Dr Yi, a cardiologist, recovered from Covid-19 after doctors hooked him to a life-support machine for 39 days.
Dr Yi told BBC that he had made an almost full recovery. He still wasn’t able to walk unaided but was sitting up and talking.
He told a reporter: “When I first gained consciousness, especially after I got to know about my condition, I felt scared. I had nightmares often.”
He said the battle with coronavirus had affected his mental health, as well as his physical condition, and he needed counselling as part of his recovery.
His partner in office, Dr Hu, had an even had a complicated condition. Dr Li Shusheng, who treated him, said that Hu’s mental health suffered greatly as a part of his fight with COVID-19. Read Here